Stan W. Connally, Jr.


Stan W. Connally Jr. is Chairman, President & CEO of Gulf Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company –one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States. Gulf Power Company is headquartered in Pensacola and provides electricity and energy services to communities in Northwest Florida.

Stan began his career with Southern Company in 1989 as a co-op student at Georgia Power’s Plant Yates and has held positions in various functional areas, including Customer Operations, Sales and Marketing, and Power Generation. In 1998, Stan was named Sales Manager for the company’s Central Region in the Macon, Ga., area.

One year later, he returned to Georgia Power’s corporate office as Assistant to the Vice President of Retail Sales and Service. He subsequently served as Group Leader of Engineering at Plant Wansley before being named Plant Manager of Mississippi Power’s Plant Watson in 2003 and Plant Daniel in 2004.

Three years later, Stan became Plant Manager at Alabama Power, with responsibility for all electric generating units at Plant Barry, Theodore Co-Generation Plant, and Washington County Co-Generation Plant.

Most recently, Stan was Senior Vice President and Senior Production Officer for Georgia Power Company, where he was responsible for coal, gas, and hydro-electric generation.

Stan graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He completed the Goizueta Executive Education Program at Emory University in 2004 and the Southern Company Senior Leadership Development Program in 2009.

Stan serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Florida. He also serves on the Georgia Tech Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board.