Partner Steve Allen retired from Georgia Power Company after 33 years of service. While at Georgia Power, Steve served 10 years in state legislative affairs duties. Five of those years, Steve was manager of the Georgia Power legislative team.
As a Partner at Joe Tanner & Associates, Steve works with legislators, legislative staff, industry and government representatives to advocate our clients’ positions at the Georgia General Assembly. Steve works for consensus and provides all sides of the opposing positions to elected officials, thus allowing open and honest debate on the issues and positive relationships for Joe Tanner & Associates clients.
From 1996 to 2001, Steve worked as Government Affairs Coordinator with Georgia Power Company. In this position, he gained the experience necessary to effectively advocate the company’s position in several areas such as utility regulation, natural resources and the environment, taxation, healthcare, and workers comp.
In 2004, Georgia Power Company asked Steve to manage the State Government Affairs Team which he did successfully until his retirement in July 2009 after a 33 year career.
Steve has also worked in Georgia Power’s Region Operations, Human Resources, and Land Acquisition. Steve served as area manager in two locations where he was responsible for representing the company to local elected officials, the county development authorities, and the local chambers of commerce.
Through the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Steve served as a member of the Governmental Affairs Council for several years and obtained leadership positions as Chairman of the Environmental Committee and the Economic Development Committee.
Steve is a long-time resident of Banks County. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1975 from the University of Georgia. He and his wife Becky have three children: Steve, William and Katherine and five grandchildren.