Prior to joining Taylor English Decisions, he was with Southern Company for 26 years. While at Southern Company, he held executive positions on both the legal and business side of the company.
In his most recent role, Mr. Parsons was the Deputy General Counsel – Commercial at Southern Company. There, he was responsible for systemwide general legal services in the areas of litigation management, system and government contracts, compliance, and labor and employee relations.
Before that, Mr. Parsons served as the organization’s Vice President – Chief System Contracts Officer and Associate General Counsel. In this role, Parsons provided legal oversight of contract activities for Southern Company operating companies with annual expenditures of approximately $5 billion.
Additionally, Mr. Parsons was Southern Company’s Vice President-Fuel Services where his duties included directing and coordinating the overall fuel operation at Southern as well as the planning, procurement, and delivery of gas, coal and oil in order to meet Southern Company’s system generation requirements. Southern Company spent approximately $6 billion annually on fuel and purchased approximately 90 million tons of coal, and 170 bcf of gas and oil.
One of his more interesting roles on the business side of Southern Company was Managing Director, SWEBGAS in Bristol, England. As the chief executive of a start-up business in a deregulating competitive market, he oversaw all aspects of the business including the development and implementation of industrial, commercial and residential marketing plans.
United Way – Chaired Southern Company Campaign, 2002
Auburn University Business School Advisory Council
Harbert Business School-Auburn University, Executive in Residence