Full Name
Mr. Greg Barker
Job Title
President
Company
EDPA
Speaker Bio
Greg Barker was named president of the private, statewide Economic Development Partnership of Alabama in June of 2020.

Prior to joining EDPA, Greg was executive vice president of Customer Services for Alabama Power Company, where his 18-year career included various roles of increasing responsibility. He began his career at Alabama Power in 2002 in the Economic and Community Development department and was named vice president of the department in 2007.

He went on to serve as the company’s senior vice president for Business Development and Customer Support, then as senior vice president of Marketing and Economic Development, before being named executive vice president.

Greg was already an established economic development leader for the state before going to Alabama Power. He served as president of the Calhoun County Economic Development Authority and executive vice president of the Metropolitan Development Board for the Birmingham region. He also held roles at the Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce and the Delta Regional Authority.

In addition to his involvement in numerous business recruitment and expansion projects, he has been a leader in strategic planning for the state, including the Alabama Economic Development Alliance, which facilitated the development of the state’s first comprehensive economic development plan, and the Steering Committee for the Alabama Science & Technology Roadmap. And, most recently, he was selected as a member of Innovate Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey’s newly created commission on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Greg also serves on the board of directors for numerous business and economic development organizations, including the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Opportunity Alabama and Innovation Depot.
Greg Barker