Bentina Terry

Highly recognized senior woman executive representing 1.4 million energy customers, including those in underserved communities with people of color, the elderly, women and LGBTQ+, a top community leader recognized as one of 500 Most Influential Atlantans, and as a National Diversity Council’s 100 Most Influential Women in Energy.

Bentina Terry leverages business acumen, legal expertise and a compliance mindset to optimize performance of Southern Company, the second-largest utility in the United States. Her dynamic leadership skills have helped Southern Company succeed through corporate responsibility, and understanding the importance of the communities they serve.

She’s had a diverse career history with Southern Company, including roles with Georgia Power, the Southern Nuclear Operating Company and Gulf Power, in both Georgia and Florida. She currently serves as Senior Vice President, Metro Atlanta and Corporate Relations for Georgia Power Company.

Bentina serves on the board of directors for the International Women’s Forum – Georgia, the Atlanta Police Foundation, Leadership Atlanta, the Grove Park Foundation, and the Atlanta Beltline, Inc. She’s recognized as one of Atlanta Magazine’s 500 Most Influential Atlantans, and one of the National Diversity Council’s 100 Most Influential Women in Energy. She was named a Greater Atlanta YWCA’s Women in Achievement, and one of Atlanta Business League’s 100 Most Influential Women for several consecutive years.

Bentina is often called on by associations, state chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and public- and private-sector entities to discuss the importance of diversity and leadership.

A native of Fayetteville, NC, Bentina holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in English from North Carolina State University. She’s a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Georgia State Bar, Leadership Atlanta, Leadership North Carolina, Leadership Florida, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Incorporated. She began her career practicing law with Troutman Sanders in Atlanta, and served as the Associate General Counsel at Progress Energy in Raleigh, NC.


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