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Alabama Power names new president, CEO

The Alabama Power Board of Directors has elected Mark A. Crosswhite as president and CEO of the company, effective March 1. He will also join the company’s board of directors.

Crosswhite predecessor ,Charles McCrary, is retiring and will remain chairman of the board of directors until May 1.

Crosswhite joined Southern Company in 2004 as senior vice president and general counsel for Southern Company Generation. Previously, he an energy law attorney at Balch & Bingham LLP.

In 2006, Crosswhite became Alabama Power’s Senior Vice President and Counsel. In 2008, he was named executive vice president for external affairs at Alabama Power. He also served as president and CEO of Gulf Power from 2010 to 2012.

He received a bachelor’s degree the University of Alabama and a J.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.

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