Jeff Peoples

Jeff Peoples is vice president of Human Resources and Ethics for Alabama Power Company and vice president of Operations Services for Southern Company.

In his role at Alabama Power, Peoples is responsible for labor relations, wellness, safety, health and disability management functions, as well as delivery of HR products and services to Alabama Power employees throughout the state. In his Operations Services role, Peoples is responsible for overseeing the Southern Company system’s safety and health, human performance, training and industrial and contract relations organizations.

Peoples began his career with Southern Company in 1984 as a chemical technician at Alabama Power’s Plant Miller. He progressed through a number of positions with increasing responsibility in the areas of training, talent and workforce development.

Prior to being named vice president of Operations Services, Peoples served as director of Human Resources for Operations, where he was responsible for leadership and strategic consulting for the organization’s human resources functions, including HR delivery, talent management, training and development and organizationaleffectiveness.

Peoples previously served as Operations talent development and training manager.He led the implementation and delivery of

the Operations talent management strategies, which included career development, succession planning and management development as well as designing and delivering training solutions. He led a staff of training analysts and workforce development specialists responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering technical training, skills and knowledge testing, and implementation of workforce development initiatives for fossil and hydro plants in all areas of plant operations.

Peoples serves on the board of directors for the Alabama Power Foundation, Southeast LAMPAC, the National Utility Industry Training Fund (NUITF), and The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR).

Peoples holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biological science from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He and his wife, Rhoda, live in Hoover. They have two daughters, Katelyn and Caroline.