The Montgomery Sunrise Rotary Club was honored to be able to host a wonderful evening of fine dining honoring Mr. Gordon Martin for his commitment to service benefiting his fellow man. For the third year now, we welcomed many esteemed members and noteworthy organizations from the Montgomery community to gather together with us to help roast our honoree. The ticket sales, corporate sponsorships and proceeds from a silent auction, helped Montgomery Sunrise Rotary raise over $10,000 to assist the Family Sunshine Center to refurbish the center's kitchen area to better and more effectively serve the needs of family violence victims and their children.
Mr. Gordon G. Martin is Vice President of the Southern Division of Alabama Power Company, where he has overall responsibility for the company’s operations in parts of 19 counties in South Central Alabama, including Montgomery. Southern Division’s 660 employees serve approximately 220,000 homes and businesses.
Gordon previously served as Manager of External Affairs at both Southern Company Generation and Energy Marketing, and Alabama Power. Prior to that, he served as the company’s lead government relations representative in Washington, D.C. Before joining Alabama Power, Gordon was a legislative lawyer with Hogan & Hartson, Washington D.C.’s largest law firm, and a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Howell Heflin.
A native of Birmingham, Gordon graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama with a degree in Corporate Finance and Investment Management, where he also was elected President of the Student Government Association. He also earned a law degree from the University of Alabama and the University of Notre Dame London Law Center; a Master of Public Administration degree from the George Washington University; and is a French test shy of a Master of American Government degree at Georgetown University. Gordon also completed both the Executive Accounting and Finance Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an Advanced Management Programme at Templeton College at Oxford University in England.
In the area of economic development, Gordon serves as Chairman of the Board of the Montgomery Riverfront Development Foundation and Chairman-elect of Board of Directors of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the local board of Colonial Bank and as a member of the I-85 Corrider Development Task Force.
Gordon plays a leadership role at numerous charitable and civic organizations. He serves as President of the Board of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and is immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The American Village, the nationally pioneering civic education center and historical village. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Children’s Museum of Alabama, the YMCA of Montgomery, the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Foundation, the Montgomery Symphony, the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts, and the Capital City Club.
In the area of higher education, Gordon serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Huntingdon College and on advisory boards at Auburn University and Auburn Montgomery.
Gordon is married to the former Margret Harned of Alexandria, Virginia, and they have four children: Tucker (11), Baily (9), Perry (8) and Lilly (5).