Georgia Power names Jonathan Sangster general manager of Economic Development

Georgia Power names Jonathan Sangster general manager of Economic Development

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2012

ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan Sangster will join Georgia
Power as general manager of Economic Development, effective Jan. 7. Sangster
will lead the organization's efforts in business recruitment, expansion and
retention, information services and engineering support. Sangster will also be
responsible for the Georgia Resource Center, which is the company's
state-of-the-art site selection meeting facility. He will report to Pedro
Cherry, vice president of Community and Economic Development.

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Sangster is currently the senior managing director at CBRE Consulting, a
nationally recognized business location and site selection firm. In this role,
he leads a consulting team that helps clients find "best fit" locations for
corporate headquarters relocations, customer care operations, manufacturing,
distribution, and research and development sites, resulting in investments of
more than $3 billion and more than 7,000 jobs created.

The move to Georgia Power is a homecoming of sorts; Sangster began his career
at Georgia Power as a co-op student in 1977. While at Georgia Power, he held
full-time positions in Power Supply Engineering, Procurement, Training and
Educational Services, and Southern Company College. He also served as a
Southern Company loaned executive to the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic
Games in the mid-1990s.

"Growing the state's economy and attracting new jobs and investment has never
been more important. Jonathan's broad-based experience makes him a valuable
addition to our team as we strive to be a citizen wherever we serve," said
Cherry. "Collaboration with our partners across the state is critical to
successful economic development, and Jonathan is known for building strong
partnerships. With his extensive network of consultants, corporate
decision-makers and economic development professionals, Jonathan brings the
global relationships that will help us build a brighter future for all

"Jonathan is a top-notch professional in the field and brings an incredible
amount of insight and expertise to the position. He is exactly the right
choice for Georgia Power and will be a powerful addition to our statewide
economic development partnership," said Chris Cummiskey, commissioner, Georgia
Department of Economic Development.

"It's an honor to join the Georgia Power Economic Development group and to
come back home to the organization at which I started my career. I look
forward to working with such a seasoned group of economic development
professionals, and am excited to join the Georgia team," said Sangster.

A native of Toccoa, Ga., Sangster earned a bachelor's degree in civil
engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State University.

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 below the national average. Georgia Power
serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.

SOURCE Georgia Power

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