Anthony L. Wilson serves as Chairman, President and CEO of Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company — one of the nation's largest electric and gas utilities.
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, Miss.
He moved to Georgia Power in 2002 and held several executive leadership positions before returning to Mississippi Power in 2015.
A statewide advocate of economic development, education and wellness, Wilson serves as the Chair of the Mississippi Economic Council and the Mississippi Aquarium Foundation, and he is the Immediate Past Chair of the Gulf Coast Business Council board of directors. Gov. Tate Reeves appointed him to lead the Energy Impact Committee for the Restart Mississippi Commission on Economic Recovery related to COVID-19.
He is Vice Chair for the Mississippi State University Foundation and serves on the Bagley College of Engineering Advisory Council. He also is an executive director on the Mississippi Energy Institute board.
He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University and an MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi. He also is a graduate of the Oxford University Advanced Management Program.
A native of D'Iberville, Miss., Wilson and his wife Tonya have three daughters — Meghan, Katie and Natalie.