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Georgia Historical Society announces 2018 trustees

  • Ed Bastian
  • Paul Bowers

Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, and Paul Bowers, Chairman, President, and CEO of Georgia Power, have been selected as the newest Georgia Trustees. Bastian and Bowers will be inducted by Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Historical Society.

The induction will be held at the Georgia Historical Society’s Trustees Gala, “A Royal Intent,” in Savannah on Feb. 17, 2018.

“Ed Bastian and Paul Bowers exemplify in their lives and careers the highest standard of ‘Not for Self, but for Others’ set by the founding Trustees of Georgia,” said W. Todd Groce, president and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society in a release Thursday.

Bastian joined Delta Air Lines in 1998 and was appointed president in 2007 and CEO in 2016. He is involved in a number of philanthropic organizations.

Bowers previously served as CFO officer of Southern Company from 2008 to 2010. He has also served in various senior executive leadership positions across Southern Company. He is the current chair of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, and serves on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as well as multiple other boards throughout the state.

The 2018 Georgia History Festival is chaired by Robert S. Jepson Jr. with co-chairs Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso Jr., Katheryn Levitt, and Swann Seiler.

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