President of Savannah-based Gulfstream Named to Georgia Power Board of Directors

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Georgia Power announced the election of Mark Burns to the company's board of directors. Burns is the president of Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and a vice president of General Dynamics, Gulfstream's parent company.

"Mark brings more than 30 years of diverse business experience to our board," said Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. "Under his leadership, Gulfstream has continued to evolve and advance as an aviation industry leader in technology, innovation and customer service – all of which are also core focus areas for Georgia Power as we work to reliably serve our customers and build the future of energy."

Burns joined Gulfstream in 1983 and was named president in February 2015. He has worked in a variety of technical and engineering roles throughout the company including the GIV flight test program as well as a computer-aided design operator. Prior to being named president of Gulfstream, he served in various executive leadership roles including Product Support President, vice president of Customer Support, vice president of the Savannah service center, and vice president of Completions Engineering.

A native of Savannah, Burns holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Southern University. He currently serves on the board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the associate member advisory council of the National Business Aviation Association.