Abbey Roy is Managing Director at Southern Company.
Of the 64 rising stars, we selected eleven of them to highlight. These eleven exemplify the impressive record and pace of accomplishments of the best of our industry's next generation. The inspiring stories of Haben Goitom of Alliant Energy, Jennifer Wischnowsky of Ameren, Keegan Odle of Burns & McDonnell, Delevane Diaz of EPRI, Sean Meredith of Entergy, Illinois Commissioner Maria Bocanegra, Aaron Curtis of ITC, Ana Stachowiak of NYPA, Lisa Dailey of Northfork Electric Cooperative, Abbey Roy of Southern Company, and Brian Van Abel of Xcel Energy are told in part in the interviews that follow. These unique up-and-comers are already leading the industry's transformation and mission-critical groups within their organizations, in some cases as a COO, CFO or division VP.
PUF: What do you do at Southern Company?
Abbey Roy: Southern Company is the parent of several regulated electric utilities and gas utilities as well as several unregulated businesses. We have an interesting view where we see what's going on in the broader energy industry.
My job is to look for opportunities for growth whether that be some type of business transformation within the regulated utilities or new technology coming at us that could be beneficial for growth.
I spend a good amount of my time looking at how we can grow businesses outside of our core regulated footprint creating new customer offerings.