James Y. Kerr, II

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer - Southern Company

Jim Kerr is executive vice president, chief legal officer and chief compliance officer for Southern Company, one of America’s largest energy providers. Kerr oversees the company’s legal, corporate governance, audit and compliance functions and has directed the execution and regulatory approval for the company’s M&A transactions. Kerr also coordinates Southern Company’s approach to ESG issues and engagement with institutional investors and other stakeholders on ESG and related matters.

Previously, Kerr was a member of the North Carolina Utilities Commission for eight years and served as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners from 2007 to 2008.