ANTHONY L. WILSON
Mississippi Economic Council
Chairman, President and CEO
Anthony Wilson will serve as 2020-2021 MEC Chair
Wilson serves as Chairman, President and CEO of Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company – one of the nation’s largest electric and gas utilities.
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, Miss. He moved to Georgia Power in 2002 and held several executive leadership positions before returning to Mississippi Power in 2015.
An avid supporter of economic development and education, Wilson serves as an officer and member of the Mississippi Economic Council board of directors and Chairman of the MEC’s M.B. Swayze Foundation, which annually honors the state’s top high school students and teachers. He also is Vice Chair of the Gulf Coast Business Council board of directors and is a director on the boards for the Mississippi Energy Institute and Mississippi State University Foundation.
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, Miss., Wilson and his wife Tonya have three daughters – Meghan, Katie and Natalie.