Hinson, an Atlanta native, holds an A.S. in Business from Young Harris College, a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Georgia and an M.B.A. in Finance from Mercer University. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.
A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant, Hinson is a past director and secretary/treasurer of the American Red Cross Atlanta chapter and past director and president of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association of Georgia.
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility with rates below the national average. Georgia Power serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.