Crosswhite, President and CEO of Alabama Power, announces his retirement

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama., November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — President and CEO of Alabama Power Mark Crosswhite today announced his resignation effective December 31.

“Having the privilege of leading Alabama Power was the pinnacle of my career,” Crosswhite said. “It has been an honor to work for a company that has been dedicated to serving communities around the world for more than a century Alabama. However, as I approach my 60th birthday, I’ve realized that it’s time for me to spend more time with my family.” Crosswhite led Alabama Power for more than eight years and built a reputation for being the more reserved but powerful Industry thought on executive and corporate citizen.

Crosswhite positioned Alabama Power to innovate and meet customers’ long-term energy needs while maintaining a strong relationship with the company’s building trades partners. He also promoted the company’s role in improving the state and its communities with an ongoing focus on economic development and through the work of the Alabama Power Foundation and the company’s employees and retiree volunteers.

Tom FanningChairman, President and CEO of Southern Company, Alabama Power’s parent company, commended Crosswhite for his influence at Alabama Power and across the state.

“Mark has spent his entire life in the service of his home state Alabama through his work, which he dedicates to the numerous charitable, civic and non-profit causes that he champions. As head of the Alabama Power Company, one of Alabama large corporate institutions, he carried that sense of service with him every day as he worked to improve the lives of customers, communities and colleagues,” said Fanning.

“The entire Southern Company system has benefited greatly from Mark’s expertise, wisdom and citizenship as he helped build the future of energy for the betterment of millions of people across the country,” he said. “I wish Mark, his wife, Jane EmilyOnly the best for her two sons and the entire retired Crosswhite family.”

Crosswhite’s successor will be named at a later date.

On Crosswhite’s accomplishments at Alabama Power:

  • Crosswhite worked closely with Alabama Power employees in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and in the construction industry to continue the strong partnership between Alabama Power and management. Crosswhite’s industrial relations expertise was recognized when North America In 2019 and 2020, the construction unions appointed him national spokesman for the willingness to train.
  • Crosswhite and Alabama Power worked with the state government and other economic development representatives and stakeholders to build a resilient innovation economy in the state.
  • Crosswhite oversaw the formation of Alabama Power’s Council on Culture and Inclusion, which works to ensure that company culture is the best it can be – built on inclusion, respect and fairness for all employees.
  • working with others Birmingham-Region leader, Crosswhite led the launch of Prosper, an initiative focused on creating a more prosperous region by investing in opportunities that grow the region’s economy in inclusive ways. Crosswhite is chairman of Prosper’s board of directors.
  • Crosswhite became President and CEO of Alabama Power in March 2014returned to Alabama Power from Southern Company, where he served as Chief Operating Officer.

Crosswhite was President and CEO of from 2010 to 2012 Florida-based Gulf Power, then a subsidiary of Southern Company.

From 2008 until joining Gulf Power, Crosswhite was executive vice president of external affairs at Alabama Power, where he led regulatory affairs, economic and community development, public relations, environmental affairs and government affairs. He began his career at Alabama Power in 2006 as senior vice president and counsel, where he oversaw the company’s legal affairs.

Crosswhite joined Southern Company in 2004 as senior vice president and general counsel for Southern Company Generation. Before joining Southern Company, Crosswhite represented the company in private practice for 17 years.

Crosswhite is from Decatur. The deep roots of his family in Alabama date from the early 19th century. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1984 University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama Faculty of Law 1987.

Crosswhite serves on numerous corporate, civic and non-profit boards. Among the many honors he has received is the UAH Alumni of Achievement Award, AG Gaston boys & Girls Club’s AG Gaston Vision Award, the Alabama Organized Labor Awards Foundation Friend of Labor and 2020 Executive of the Decade of the Birmingham Business Journal.

He is co-chair of Gov. Kay Iveys Founding Committee 2023.

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SOURCE Alabama Power Company