People: Southern Co (SO.N)
Wood, E. Jenner
Mr. E. Jenner Wood, III has been appointed as Independent Director of Southern Co., effective May 23, 2012. Mr. Wood is currently the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia/North Florida Division of SunTrust Bank. He was elected to his current position in April 2010. He also has served as an Executive Vice President of SunTrust Banks, Inc. since July 2005. From 2002 to 2010, he served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust Bank Central Group with responsibility over Georgia and Tennessee. Mr. Wood has more than 37 years of experience in the banking industry and has served in numerous management positions in corporate and trust and investment management with SunTrust Banks, Inc. He served as a member of the Board of Georgia Power. During his tenure on the Georgia Power Board, he served as a member of the Compensation, Executive, and Finance Committees. Mr. Wood is a director of Oxford Industries, Inc., where he serves as Presiding Director and as a member of the Executive Committee. He serves also as a Director of Crawford & Company, where he is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee. He is active in numerous civic and community organizations serving as a Trustee of the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Camp-Younts Foundation, and the Jesse Parker Williams Foundation. Wood received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an M.B.A. in finance from Georgia State University.
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