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Will Hardison

Will Hardison

Business Development Manager

Southern Power

Will works as a Southern Power Business Development Manager, executing Southern Power’s growth strategy through the Commercial and Industrial Customer Program.

Currently, his focus is maintaining and expanding our commercial and industrial customer portfolio by gaining an understanding of their greatest needs and helping customers meet their corporate sustainability goals.

“This is undoubtably the most exciting time to work in energy, it’s a privilege to walk alongside customers as they are achieving their sustainability goals through our impactful partnerships,” said Will. “We have the unique opportunity to improve our communities and our environment through the projects we build together.”

Before joining Southern Power’s Business Development team, Will worked in various commercial and financial roles within Southern Power and Southern Company. He’s been involved in forecasting, remarketing, acquisitions, partnerships and corporate development.

Will graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University and completed the Financing and Deploying Clean Energy graduate program through Yale University’s School of Management and School of the Environment.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Will now resides in Homewood, Alabama, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

Phone: 205-992-0220 Email:

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Where do you call home? Birmingham, Alabama

What are your hobbies? Golf and bird hunting

What’s the best vacation you’ve taken? My next one!

Favorite food. Anything from Gianmarco's Restaurant

If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring? My wife and two sons

Tell us something we might not know about you. I have camped with Dan Cathy, the former CEO of Chick-Fil-A.

What is the last book you read? “Never Split the Difference” by Chris Voss

Tell us something on your bucket list. Pilot’s license

What is the first thing you’d buy if you won the lottery? Something for someone in need

What is your biggest pet peeve? When recipients do not fully read the directions

Do you have a hidden talent? Writing songs and poetry

What are you currently watching on Netflix or television? Seinfeld