Personnel note: Former Jeff Sessions spox Jack Bonnikson moves to Mississippi Power

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Jack Bonnikson

Jack Bonnikson

Jack Bonnikson, former media relations strategist for Southern Company, is taking a new role as a communication manager for Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of the Atlanta-based energy provider.

Bonnikson previously served as press secretary for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions from 2013-2014.

Based in Gulfport, Mississippi Power services cities, towns and municipalities in 23 counties of southeastern Mississippi. Founded in 1738 as the Mississippi Power Company, the utility was acquired by Southern Company in 1949 and shortened its name to Mississippi Power in 1976.

Southern Company — with subsidiaries Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, and Mississippi Power — services 120,000 square miles and nearly 9 million customers in nine states, making it one of the largest energy providers in the United States.

Bonnikson has also worked with Washington, D.C.-based Public Opinion Strategies as a project director, as well as with The Wickers Group in San Francisco. He is a graduate of Xavier University, and has earned an MBA from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business.

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