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R. Allen Johnson

Georgia Power Company
Ethics and Compliance Director
Atlanta, GA, USA


Allen Johnson's career at Southern Company began in 1982 with SCS Internal Auditing, performing operational and financial audits across the system. In 1986, he joined the Southern Company Strategic Planning group assisting in the creation of a Southern Company Strategic Plan and worked on analyzing opportunities for diversification. In 1991, Allen moved to Georgia Power to join the Business Controls department under the direction of Mike Harreld. There he reviewed various company processes to ensure those processes included adequate internal controls. Desiring to broaden his experience, Allen moved to the Distribution department as a Comptroller in the Metro West Region. While in that position, he was asked to become involved in a process review effort that eventually resulted in the creation of the Georgia Power Franchise Manual.  As a result of his work on that team, he was asked to join the corporate Distribution Planning and Support organization to strengthen Distribution's compliance efforts, including Sarbanes Oxley upon its inception.  A re-organization in late 2004 created the Customer Service Organization (CSO) consisting of Distribution, Transmission, Customer Service and Sales functions. At that time, Allen became responsible for overall compliance and process improvement for CSO.

Allen now is manager of workplace ethics and compliance at Georgia Power Company, responsible for managing the overall operation and administration of the workplace ethics program. He also ensures day-to-day compliance with the laws and regulations that govern Georgia Power's business and the requirements of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Allen holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Georgia State University and is a Certified Professional Manger, as well as a Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional.

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