Anthony L. Wilson
Mississippi Economic Council
Chairman, President and CEO
Anthony Wilson will serve as 2020-2021 MEC Chair
Wilson has worked his entire professional career for Mississippi Power and the Southern Company system, starting in 1984 as an engineering cooperative education student in Biloxi. He moved to Georgia Power in 2002 and held several executive leadership positions before returning to Mississippi Power in 2015.
An advocate of economic development, education and wellness, Wilson serves as the Chair of the Gulf Coast Business Council board of directors, the Mississippi Aquarium Foundation and the 2019 American Heart Association Heart Walk for Harrison and Hancock counties. He is Vice Chair for the Mississippi State University Foundation and he also serves as a director on the Mississippi Energy Institute board.
Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University and an MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is also a graduate of the Oxford University Advanced Management Program.
A native of D’Iberville, Wilson and his wife Tonya have three daughters