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Our Leadership

Strong leadership is important to our company and to the communities we serve. Our leaders are the key to Mississippi Power's goal of providing electricity reliably and safely to our customers throughout the state of Mississippi.

Anthony L. Wilson

Chairman, President and CEO

Anthony L. Wilson is chairman, president and CEO of Mississippi Power, which provides clean, safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to southeast Mississippi. It is a subsidiary of Southern Company — one of the nation's largest energy companies.

Wilson has worked his entire professional career for Mississippi Power and the Southern Company system, starting in 1984 as an engineering cooperative education student in Biloxi, Mississippi. He moved to Georgia Power in 2002 and held several executive leadership positions before returning to Mississippi Power in 2015.

Wilson is a statewide advocate for economic development, workforce development and education. He served as the chair of the Mississippi Economic Council, the state’s Chamber of Commerce. During his term, the 2020 MEC “It’s Time” campaign garnered more than 1,000 businesses and individuals in support of the legislature’s historic votes to change the divisive state flag that had flown since 1894. It was replaced with an inclusive design that has changed perceptions about the state and enhanced its image globally.

He recently served as chair of the Mississippi Aquarium Foundation to support and open the state-of-the-art facility, one of the state’s major tourism attractions. In another statewide leadership role, Gov. Tate Reeves appointed him to lead the Energy Impact Committee for the Restart Mississippi Commission on Economic Recovery related to COVID-19. He was also appointed chair of the Economic Development Committee for the governor’s Gulf Coast Advisory Committee.

His other key initiatives include developing utility lineman programs at each community college in the company’s service territory and fostering an internship program with the state’s HBCUs.

Wilson serves as chair of the Mississippi State University Foundation and on the Bagley College of Engineering Advisory Council. He is chair for the Mississippi Partnership for Economic Development and he is immediate past chair for the Gulf Coast Business Council. He also serves on the board of the Mississippi Energy Institute.

Wilson is an active supporter of the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association, previously filling the role of chair of the Gulf Coast Heart Walk. He is a board member for the Home of Grace, a faith-based addiction recovery center.

He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University and an MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is also a graduate of the Oxford University Advanced Management Program as well as Leadership Mississippi.

A native of D'Iberville, Mississippi, Wilson and his wife Tonya have three daughters – Meghan, Katie and Natalie – and three grandsons – Leo, Max and Henry.

Anthony Wilson

Management Council

Matthew Grice

Matthew Grice
Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Billy Thornton

Gifford Ormes
Vice President, External Affairs and Customer Growth

Cindy Webb

Brady Powers
Vice President,
Human Resources 

Tommy Murphy

Melvin Roland
Vice President, Power Delivery and Division Operations 


Shawn Shurden
Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer

Michael Smith

Michael Smith
Vice President and Senior Production Officer

Board of Directors

Anthony Wilson

Anthony Wilson
Chairman, President and CEO
Mississippi Power
Gulfport, Mississippi
Elected 2016

Major General, U.S Army (Ret.), CEO of MINACT Inc. Jackson, Mississippi Elected 2021

Augustus Leon Collins
Major General, U.S Army (Ret.),
Jackson, Mississippi
Elected 2021

Thomas Duff

Thomas Duff
Co-owner, Duff Capital Investors
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Elected 2018

Dr. Mary Graham

Dr. Mary Graham
President, Mississippi Gulf
Coast Community College
Perkinston, Mississippi
Elected 2020

Mark Keenum

Dr. Mark E. Keenum
President, Mississippi State University
Starkville, Mississippi
Elected 2013

Photo of Kari Wilkinson

Kari Wilkinson
President, Ingalls Shipbuilding,
Executive Vice President, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Elected 2022

Camille Young headshot

Camille Scales Young
Principal, Cornerstone Government Affairs
Jackson, Mississippi
Elected 2018