Meet Our Team
Seth Hammett – Vice President of Business Development
Vice President of Business Development
Seth Hammett serves as PowerSouth’s Vice President of Business Development. He oversees the operations of PowerSouth’s member services department, which includes rate development, key accounts management and member education on issues including energy use efficiency, power quality and demand-side management. Hammett also leads PowerSouth’s economic development team, targeting business sectors and industry clusters to recruit businesses to our service territory both nationally and internationally, while working with key personnel to retain existing industry. Hammett served in the Alabama House of Representatives for thirty two years, while serving as Speaker of the House from 1998 - 2010. He retired from the House of Representatives in 2010. Hammett has an undergraduate degree and a Masters of Business Administration from Auburn University, as well as Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Troy University and the University of West Alabama.
Bryan D. Parker - Economic Development Representative, Florida
Bryan D. Parker
Economic Development Representative, Florida
Phone: (850) 468-0056
Bryan Parker serves as Economic Development Representative at PowerSouth Energy, where he directs economic and community development initiatives throughout PowerSouth’s service territory. Parker works with marketing allies and development organizations to recruit prospective companies and new industry to Alabama. He also works with existing industries through PowerSouth’s business retention and expansion program.
Prior to joining PowerSouth Energy, Parker served as a Field Representative for United States Representative, Jo Bonner. In this position, Parker worked with community and state leaders on local projects and acted as a liaison with federal agencies. During his tenure with Representative Bonner, the 2010 oil spill occurred, in which he took a lead position in working on municipalities and individuals behalf with BP, the federal government and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
Parker is a native of Greenville, Al and is a member of the Montgomery Kiwanis Club, a board member of Troy University Community Development Initiative, a board member of EDAA Young Professionals and Vice Chairman of the Main Street Alabama board. He holds a Masters of Economic and Workforce Development from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Auburn University Montgomery.
Caleb Goodwyn - Economic Development Representative, Alabama
Economic Development Representative, Alabama
Phone: (334) 269-2793
Caleb Goodwyn serves as the Economic and Community Development Representative for PowerSouth Energy, where he directs economic and community development initiatives throughout PowerSouth’s service territory. Goodwyn works with marketing allies and development organizations to recruit prospective companies and new industry to Alabama. He also works with existing industries through PowerSouth’s business retention and expansion program.
Prior to joining PowerSouth Energy, Goodwyn served as the District Director to Congressman Spencer Bachus (AL-06). While serving in this position, he acted as the District liaison to Washington, DC and had the opportunity to build strong relationships with constituents, business leaders, interest groups, and elected officials throughout the 6th Congressional District, as well as the State. This position allowed Goodwyn to maintain an active and responsive relationship between the Congressman and his constituents by playing an active role in community development initiatives and facilitating discussion among federal agencies and the various local stakeholders.
While living in Birmingham, Goodwyn was active in several organizations including Leadership Shelby County, the Alabama Leadership Initiative, the FBI Citizens Academy, Children’s of Alabama Committee for the Future, the Birmingham Business Alliance Governmental Affairs Committee and numerous chambers of commerce.
Goodwyn was born in Jasper, AL and attended Walker High School before transferring to St. Andrew’s Sewanee School in Sewanee, TN. He is a 2005 graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a focus on American Politics, Southern State Politics and American Political Theory. He is also a 2007 graduate from the University of Alabama where he received a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Caleb and his wife Elizabeth live in Montgomery, AL.