Zeke Smith

Zeke Smith is Alabama Power’s executive vice president of external affairs. With more than 35 years of service with the company, Smith has responsibilities for environmental affairs, charitable giving, corporate affairs, governmental relations, public relations and regulatory affairs. He serves as chairman of the Alabama Power Foundation’s Board of Directors. Prior to his present position, Smith served as vice president of financial and regulatory planning, vice president of regulatory services, and director of regulatory and pricing.


Smith graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in 1982. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Samford University. He serves on the Samford University Board of Trustees, the Business Council of Alabama Board of Directors, the Birmingham Business Alliance Board of Directors, the Alabama Career Tech Education Leadership Council, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors, the Bryant-Jordan Board of Directors, the Alabama Governor’s Labor-Management Conference Board of Directors, the Auburn Engineering Alumni Council Executive Committee and on the Birmingham Bowl Executive Committee. He is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Alabama. 


Smith has been appointed to the state's College and Career Ready Task Force, the Tornado Recovery Action Council of Alabama and, most recently, served as chair of the Alabama Workforce Council appointed by the governor. He has served as Alabama Power’s chairman and executive sponsor of various campaigns, including the United Way, American Heart Association and Boy Scouts of America.