"I have the most fun job in the company- getting to work in the communities and help Georgia and its people thrive."
Anne Hydrick Kaiser serves as vice president of Community and Economic Development for Georgia Power, leading the company’s efforts to recruit new industry to Georgia and help existing industries grow. The department has been internationally recognized as one of the top economic development organizations in the world, bringing 279,000 jobs and $53 billion in capital investment to Georgia over the past two decades.
Anne joined Georgia Power in 1998 in the retail sales organization. She held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president of Corporate Services, assistant to the president and CEO, and vice president of Sales, with responsibilities for revenue generation and customer satisfaction for 2.3 million retail customers. Prior to her current role, Kaiser served as vice president of Georgia Power’s Northwest Region, with responsibility for 15 counties and more than 170,000 customers. Before joining Georgia Power, Kaiser held senior marketing management positions at the accounting and consulting firm KPMG, the Westminster Schools of Atlanta and Alston & Bird, an international law firm headquartered in Atlanta.
Kaiser graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. She is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School and the National Association of Corporate Directors’ College. She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership.
Kaiser serves as board chair for the Technical College System of Georgia as well as chair of REACH Foundation, Inc., a statewide needs-based mentorship and scholarship program. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Berry College, where she chairs the Governance Committee; serves on the advisory board of the Georgia Department of Economic Development; and is a member of the Georgia Cities Foundation board. Kaiser most recently served on the board of State Bank & Trust (now Cadence Bank) as a member of Risk Committee; she also co-chaired the Alliance Theater board and chaired the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Dean’s Council.