Jim Heilbron

Jim Heilbron earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Auburn in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He serves as senior vice president and senior production officer of Southern Company's West Production Group, sitting on the management councils of Mississippi Power and Alabama Power. In this role, Heilbron oversees electric power generation of 14,303 megawatts from Mississippi Power's Watson, Chevron, Daniel, Sweatt and Ratcliffe plants, Southern Company's Red Hills plant and Alabama Power's Miller, Gorgas, Gaston, Gadsden, Greene County, Barry, Theodore and Washington County plants.

Previously, Heilbron was senior vice president and senior production officer for Alabama Power where he was responsible for the company's generation functions, including 24 fossil and hydro units totaling about 12,200 megawatts of electric power generation. He also has served as senior vice president and senior production officer for Southern Power. In this position, he oversaw the operations of more than 8,000 megawatts of electric power with facilities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas.

Heilbron joined Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, in 1998 as a plant engineer and was named plant manager at Georgia Power's Plant Wansley in 2006. Prior to this position, he served as plant manager of Southern Power's Plant Franklin. Prior to joining Southern Company, Heilbron worked for Milliken & Company as a production manager in the floor covering business unit.

In addition to his Auburn education, Heilbron earned a master's in business administration from Emory University in 2001. He is a current member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Alabama-Mississippi Board of Trustees. He also serves on the board of Magic Moments and the College of Engineering’s Academic Excellence Program.