Mark Simpson Berry, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Mark Simpson Berry, P.E., is vice president of Environmental & Natural Resources for Georgia Power.
Named to the position in August 2015, he is responsible for maximizing the value from Georgia Power-owned natural resources, acquiring real estate to support company operations and managing the company's environmental compliance and stewardship programs to meet or surpass all environmental laws and regulations.

Berry returned to Southern Company after serving as director in the generation sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), where he managed research and development efforts in renewables, water management, carbon capture and storage, and advanced fossil generation. Prior to EPRI, Berry served as director of Energy and Environment at Southern Research.

Berry worked 17 years in various capacities of increasing responsibility at Southern Company. He served as manager of environmental assessment for the company's Research and Environmental Affairs organization,where he managed the company's regulatory response to federal rulemaking activity and the environmental science research program. He also served as director of Research and Technology Management, managing a portfolio of research related to emission controls, energy efficiency, renewables, power delivery, central station generation, and carbon capture utilization and storage.
Prior to joining Southern Company, he attained the commissioned rank of lieutenant commander in the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer.

Berry holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Alabama A&M University, a bachelors's and master's degree in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also earned a master's degree in public and private management from Birmingham Southern College and is a registered professional engineer.

He is a governing board member of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, a board member of the Georgia Conservancy, an advisory board member for the School of Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a former board member of the Youth Motivation Task Force at Alabama A&M University.

Berry holds four patents regarding technical approaches to control emissions from coal-fired power plants.