Bobbie Knight retired from Alabama Power Company in 2016 after more than 37 years of service. While at Alabama Power, she held various executive and leadership positions including Vice President of the Birmingham Division (Alabama Power’s largest division), Vice President of Public Relations, and General Manager of Supply Chain.
Although retired, Bobbie continues to use her business acumen as chair of the Board of Managers for the Birmingham Times Media Group. She also continues her service in the non-profit arena, having been recently elected to the Miles College Board of Trustees.
Bobbie has earned recognition for her dedication to leadership and civic organizations, from championing the city’s downtown Railroad Park, to serving as chair of the board of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Her past philanthropic board affiliations are too numerous to mention but they include Red Mountain Theatre, REV Birmingham, VOICES for Alabama’s Children, LIL, Literacy Council, AABE, Board of Visitors of the University of Alabama College of Communications, the A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club, and United Way of Central Alabama.
In what she considers a highlight of her career, Bobbie was selected as one of 21 women internationally for the acclaimed Leadership Foundation Fellows Program of the International Women’s Forum. This program afforded her the opportunity to study at Harvard University and the Judge School of Business at Cambridge.
Throughout her career, Bobbie has received many awards and accolades. In 2005, she was named Outstanding Alumna in Public Relations by the University of Alabama School of Communications. In 2008, Bobbie was a recipient of the Women’s History Award from the Birmingham Chapter of NAACP. In 2013, Knight was recognized as one of the “Women Who Make A Difference” by the Birmingham News and AL.com.
Bobbie is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and the Birmingham School of Law. She is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management executive leadership program.
Bobbie is a woman of immense influence and is passionate about giving back to her community.