Jeff Franklin

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Southern Company

Jeff Franklin is senior vice president of supply chain management for Southern Company, America’s premier energy company. Jeff is responsible for the company’s supply chain strategy, including strategic sourcing, contract management, logistics, inventory optimization, asset disposition and supplier diversity initiatives. He also led the integration of Southern Company Gas’ (formerly AGL Resources) supply chain management organization and business processes. Jeff has worked in the Southern Company system for more than 20 years. He has served in various capacities at Southern Company Services (SCS) and at three of the system’s major operating companies.

A native of Alabama, Jeff received both an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama. He later earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Jeff attended Harvard’s Executive MBA program in the fall of 2008.