Full Name
Margaret White
Job Title
Community Initiatives Manager
Company or Organization
Alabama Power Foundation
Speaker Bio
Margaret White is Community Initiatives Manager of Alabama Power Charitable Giving, where she is responsible for managing organizational, corporate, and community partnerships to define, track, and grow the overall impact of the company’s philanthropic initiatives. White’s team leads community initiatives through grant programs, nonprofit training, conferences, communications, volunteerism and the management of the ABC Trust.

With more than 16 years of experience within the Southern Company system, White has held positions of increasing responsibility with roles in Corporate Communications, Public Relations and Charitable Giving at Southern Company and Alabama Power.

Most recently she served as director of Public Relations at Alabama Power, where she led brand strategy and creative for the Alabama Power brand, leading teams responsible for advertising, brand research, social media, sponsorships and creative services. White joined Southern Company in 2006 and held various roles in Corporate Communication supporting both Southern Company and Georgia Power before moving to Alabama Power in 2013.

Prior to joining Southern Company, White worked at Cohn & Wolfe, Grey Global Atlanta, and BOHAN Advertising agencies, where she and her teams created and implemented integrated marketing strategies that involved all media platforms, research, grassroots marketing and collateral for a variety of clients. White worked in multiple business verticals with clients that included Chick-fil-A, Major League Baseball, Hilton Hotels, The Greenbrier, Philip Morris, World Market, Coca-Cola, Southern Company and Georgia Power.

A Huntsville, Alabama native, White is a graduate of Auburn University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in French and English. While working in the Auburn University Athletic Department for the men’s basketball and football programs, White earned a Master of Arts in Communication.

White has participated in various leadership development programs, including the 2012 Georgia Power External Affairs Leadership Development Program, the 2014 Alabama Power Leadership Development Program and the 2020 Alabama Power Experienced Leadership Development Program. She is a member of the Association of National Advertisers Nonprofit Federation and Grantmakers in Education.

White has been active in civic and philanthropic arenas, serving on the board of directors for The Coach Safely Foundation, Create Birmingham, and The Service Guild of Birmingham. She actively volunteers at The Bell Center in Homewood, Alabama, and is a member of the Alabama Power Service Organization. White is married to John White and they have two children, Lydia (12) and Luke (10).
Margaret White