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Matthew Martin

Matthew Martin

Business Development Manager

Southern Power

Matthew Martin serves as a business development manager in Southern Power’s Origination and Acquisitions organization. In this role, Matthew is responsible for wholesale origination and customer care efforts in the Southeast region.

Matthew most recently served as a wholesale marketing analyst in Southern Power’s Commercial Operations & Trading (CO&T) organization. In this role, Matthew supported Southern Power’s existing wind and solar assets, primarily in CAISO, as well as coordinated multiple facility O&M transitions. Prior to joining CO&T, Matthew worked as a fleet operations coordinator on Southern Company’s Real Time Operations team. In this role, he managed and dispatched the generation fleet to serve Southern Company’s native and contracted loads. Matthew also has prior experience as an hourly energy scheduler on the Southern Company trading floor and as a distribution system operator for both Alabama Power and Gulf Power.

Prior to joining Southern Company, Matthew was an air traffic supervisor and facility manager in the United States Air Force. Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayland Baptist University and a master’s degree from Troy University in international business.

A native of Tampa, Florida, Matthew now resides in Trussville, Alabama, where he lives with his wife, Marjorie, daughter, Alyssa, and son, Kashmir.

Phone: 813-494-1644 Email:

Where do you call home? I was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but moved to Tampa, Florida, when I was two. So, Tampa is where I call home. I love that place!

What are your hobbies? Golf (the entire family plays), cross-fit, “I declare WAR” (my son loves this card game) and puzzles.

What’s the best vacation you’ve taken? The best vacation I’ve taken was to Costa Rica. We really enjoyed the culture, the weather and the scenery.

Favorite food? Spaghetti or chili – it’s a 50/50 ball.

If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring? Because I know this island is equipped with unlimited access to pristine golf, I’d bring my golf clubs, satellite music player and someone who specializes in “off the grid” living.

Tell us something we might not know about you. I was a tower and radar Air Traffic Controller in the United States Air Force (pushing tin). I thoroughly enjoyed serving my country and LOVED directing traffic patterns. It was an absolute rush!

What is the last book you read? “Will” by Will Smith

Tell us something on your bucket list. I’d love to play Augusta National. I’ve played Tour 18 in Dallas, Texas, so I’ve had the privilege to experience the “Amen Corner” replica, but I’d love to play Augusta just once! 

What is the first thing you’d buy if you won the lottery? A lawyer!

What is your biggest pet peeve? Being in the presence of someone belittling or degrading someone else. I can learn a lot about a person based on the way they treat someone who can’t do anything for them. 

Do you have a hidden talent? I can solve the 3x3 Rubik’s Cube. Not sure if that’s a talent, but it feels like one.

What show are you currently watching? “Ozark” for the fifth time.