Johnny Howze, III

Plant Manager at Southern Company

Johnny Howze III serves as plant manager for Georgia Power's Plant Scherer in Juliette. In this role, he is responsible for providing overall leadership for operations of four coal-fired units that can produce 3,600 megawatts of electricity and provide electricity to power approximately 2.6 million homes. Since joining Southern Company in 1990 as a summer student, Howze has progressed through various leadership positions, including serving as plant manager at Gulf Power's Smith and Scholz plants, and several Georgia Power plants, including Branch, Warner Robbins and Wansley. Howze also served as assistant to the executive vice president of customer service & operations for Georgia Power. During this time, he served as a loaned executive with former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin's administration. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama and completed the executive MBA program at Kennesaw State University. Throughout his career, Howze has been active in the community, with such organizations as United Way and Bay County Chamber of Commerce, and two professional organizations - the National Society of Black Engineers and the American Association of Blacks in Energy. He serves on the advisory boards of the University of Alabama's engineering department and the school's Paul Jones collection of African American Art.

Sessions
Plant Management Institute 2019
Tuesday, April 23 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
PRB Technologies Making Us Better
Wednesday, April 24 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Staffing Plants for Plants that are Closing
Thursday, April 25 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Employee Engagement, Retention and Development
Friday, April 26 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM