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Myra Coleman Bierria

Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Southern Company


Myra Coleman Bierria is an executive of a publicly traded company and an experienced leader in the areas of corporate governance and securities law. Ms. Bierria is currently Vice President and Corporate Secretary at the Southern Company (NYSE: SO), a state and federally regulated leading energy company with electric and natural gas operating subsidiaries. She works directly with the executive team and board of directors and is responsible for all corporate governance matters as well as managing shareholder services. Previously, she served as vice president and corporate secretary for AGL Resources Inc. until its acquisition by the Southern Company. Prior to joining Southern, Ms. Bierria was an associate attorney at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP in New York, where she specialized in securities offerings, venture capital transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Bierria is also a successful entrepreneur and former co-franchisee of Edible Arrangements, used her legal and business experience to operate a store that was continuously top ranked for sales in both Georgia and the nation. 

Ms. Bierria is a board member and chairs the Sustainability Committee of Evolution Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: EPM), an independent energy company that owns and invests in oil and natural gas properties. In 2023, Ms. Bierria was elected as a fellow of The American College of Governance Counsel. She utilizes her leadership skills in various professional and local non-profit organizations. She served as president of the Society of Governance Professionals, chaired the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, and chaired the Development Committee of the board of trustees of the Fernbank Natural History Museum.  

She received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She is admitted to the New York Bar. 


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