Steve Spencer
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Birmingham, Alabama

AU Real Estate Foundation, Inc.
Directorship Committee

Spencer graduated from Auburn in 1978 with a degree in psychology. He retired as President of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama in 2019. Prior to joining EDPA, he served as executive vice president of Alabama Power Company, where he was responsible for all operations that touch Alabama Power’s 1.4 million customers, including economic development. He has more than 35 years of experience with Southern Company, Southern Nuclear, and Alabama Power. Spencer began his career in real estate and human resources, which led to a middle career serving directly for five CEOs at three companies before settling into mostly external affairs roles at Southern Company and then Alabama Power. In 2007, he took on responsibility for Alabama Power’s Customer Service Organization providing leadership for the six geographic divisions across the state, transmission and distribution operations, marketing and economic development, customer service, and all support functions.

Spencer is a member of Auburn’s 1856 Society Auburn Creed Circle, Athletics Shug Jordan Society, and the James E. Foy Loyalty Society. He is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association and serves on Auburn’s Research Advisory Council. He completed the Executive Finance and Accounting Program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Miles College (Fairfield, Ala.) in 2009. He and his wife, Lynne, have two children: Dylan, a 2014 graduate of Auburn’s Harbert College of Business; and Emily, a 2016 graduate of Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts.