Anthony R. James
Before his retirement on April 1, 2008, Anthony R. James was the Executive Vice President of Southern Company and President of the Shared Services Group, overseeing centralized corporate functions. He grew up in
Anthony R. James held several progressive positions in the areas of power generation, employee benefits and wholesale power marketing. He joined Savannah Electric in 2000 as Vice President of Power Generation and Senior Production Officer, while concurrently holding a dual appointment with Georgia Power. In this capacity, he managed eight power generation facilities, ranging from one of
In 2004, James was selected as “Black Engineer of the Year” by U.S. Black Engineer Magazine and Career Communications. He was recognized by the same organization as one of the “100 Most Important Blacks in Technology” in both 2005 and 2006. He is co-author of the 2005 book, The Shoulders of Giants, with Ken Chapman.
Anthony is a board member of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, Founder of the AABE Savannah Chapter in 2002, the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program Advisory Board, the Savannah State Presidential Advisory Board, and 100 Black Men of Savannah.