Head of Gulf Power, AU alumna to speak at AU Women’s Philanthropy Board luncheon

AUBURN – The Women’s Philanthropy Board, in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences, will host its 2008 Fall Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 19, from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The featured speaker will be Susan Story, AU alumna and president and CEO of Gulf Power Company, headquartered in Pensacola, Fla.

Story has served as president and CEO of Gulf Power Company since 2003. Gulf Power is a subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States. Story joined Southern Company in 1982 as a nuclear plant engineer. Throughout her tenure, she served as Executive Vice President of Southern Company Engineering and Construction Services, Vice President of Southern Company Supply Chain Management, and as Vice President of Real Estate and Corporate Services at Alabama Power Company. In addition to her professional leadership, Story is an active philanthropist and serves on numerous industry, civic and state-wide boards. Throughout the years she has been recognized for her business and philanthropic leadership.

“Susan represents an ideal leader from whom our WPB members, mentees, students and guests can learn,” said June Henton, dean of AU’s College of Human Sciences. “She truly reflects the Women’s Philanthropy Board’s commitment to providing educational and philanthropic activities which support the WPB’s mission of developing and fostering leadership.”

Women’s Philanthropy Board corporate partners Alabama Power, Moore Wealth Management, AU Office of Outreach, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, Citi Smith Barney, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Flower Store have helped underwrite the event.

Registration for the luncheon is $40. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $400. Seating is limited and early registration is recommended. To register, contact Sidney James Nakhjavan at (334) 844-9199 or e-mail wpbchs1@auburn.edu. A downloadable online flyer is available at: http://www.humsci.auburn.edu/wpb/files/fall_08_flyer.pdf.

Make checks payable to the Auburn University WPB for the Fall Luncheon and mail to: Auburn University College of Human Sciences, Women’s Philanthropy Board, 210 Spidle Hall, Auburn, AL 36849.

Contact:  Sidney James Nakhjavan, (334) 844-9199 (www.humsci.auburn.edu/wpb), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)