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Date: November 17, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Alston Parlor


Johnny Howze III is senior vice president of Supply Chain Management (SCM), responsible for providing materials and services that are essential to Southern Company’s operational excellence.


During his previous role as vice president of SCM Operations, Howze led our data analytics, demand planning, supplier diversity, category management, and enterprise services teams in their mission of supporting the daily efforts of Southern Company Gas, power delivery, fossil and hydro generation, and nuclear generation business units.


A 31-year veteran of the Southern Company system, Howze has served in multiple leadership roles at Alabama Power, Georgia Power, and former subsidiary Gulf Power. He has additionally held leadership positions at Southern Company Gas and Southern Company Services.


Prior to supply chain, Howze led several generating facilities in the role of plant manager. During his most recent plant manager assignment at Plant Scherer, he provided leadership to four generating units responsible for powering over 2 million homes annually. Under his leadership, Plant Scherer was named the 2017 Powder River Basin (PRB) Coal Users’ Group Plant of the Year.


Since graduation from the University of Alabama, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Howze has continued to be an active alumnus. He serves on the advisory boards of the University of Alabama’s mechanical engineering department and the Paul Jones Museum of American Art. In 2019, the University of Alabama College of Engineering named him a Distinguished Fellow. He also completed the executive MBA program at Kennesaw State University.


Howze has remained active within the community throughout his career by partnering with organizations such as United Way, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). He previously served on the Plant Management Institute Board for Electric Power and is past chairman of the Powder River Basin Coal Users’ Group. He is currently Southern Company’s executive sponsor for NSBE.


Johnny, his wife Allison, and two children – Chase and Madison – live in McDonough, GA. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting contemporary African American art, traveling, and playing golf.

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