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Hill named vice president of Georgia Power's coastal region
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The Georgia Power board of directors elected Cathy Hill vice president of Georgia Power’s coastal region.  Hill replaces Craig Barrs, who was named vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs for the utility.

Hill will oversee the company’s business operations in the company’s coastal region, which includes the Savannah, Statesboro, Brunswick and St. Mary’s communities.

She most recently served as assistant to Mike Garrett, Georgia Power’s president and CEO.  

“Cathy has extensive background and expertise in region operations and many other functions within Georgia Power,” Garrett said.  “She is a proven leader who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and management skills, and she has always been involved in the communities where she has worked.

“Community involvement has been a tradition at Georgia Power, and we look forward to carrying on that tradition under Cathy’s leadership,” Garrett added.  

Prior to serving as assistant to the president and CEO, Hill was manager of Georgia Power’s metro south region, which serves more than 240,000 customers in the south Fulton, Clayton, Coweta, Henry, Butts and Fayette counties.  In this position, she provided overall leadership for operations, sales, customer service, economic development and community development.

Hill has served in many different management positions within Georgia Power, including fleet operations manager, assistant to the region vice president, Dublin district engineering supervisor, Madison area manager, area transmission and distribution planning supervisor, metro east region power delivery manager and metro south region distribution operations manager.

Hill received a bachelor of electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in March 1984 and master of business administration from Georgia State University in May 2000.  She completed the Harvard Business School Executive Management Program in 2006.  

She is a graduate of Leadership Camden County, Class of 1984; Leadership Dublin, Class of 1993; Leadership Morgan County, Class of 1995; the Regional Leadership Institute; and Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2008.  Hill also held leadership roles in Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Northeast Georgia Council of Girl Scouts of America, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Rotary International Club.  

She currently serves on the Boards of Clayton State University Advisory Council; Atlanta Tech College–Clayton County Campus Advisory Council; Arts Clayton and Regional Business Coalition. She is council chair for Women’s Legacy of United Way Tri-County Unit and immediate past chair of the board of directors for the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce.

A native of Dublin, Hill and her husband Mitchell have two children, Mitchell Jr. and Candace.

Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility with rates well below the national average. Georgia Power serves 2.3 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties.