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Mark Crosswhite

Mark Crosswhite Chairman, President and CEO - Alabama Power Company

“I believe in this company and I believe in this state. We will continue our long tradition of service to the people of Alabama.”

-Mark Crosswhite

Chairman, President and CEO
Alabama Power Company

Mark Crosswhite is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Alabama Power Company, which provides electricity to more than 1.5 million customers across the state.

Crosswhite joined Southern Company, the parent of Alabama Power, in 2004 and since then has served in a variety of roles at Alabama Power and affiliated companies. Prior to that, he represented the company in private practice for 17 years in a wide variety of legal matters.

Crosswhite is chairman of the boards of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and Prosper Birmingham, and is second vice chair of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited.

He serves on numerous corporate, civic, and nonprofit boards, including the Business Council of Alabama, Birmingham Business Alliance, Nuclear Energy Institute, Regions Financial Corporation, Southern Research, the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, UAB Health System, and Leadership Birmingham. He also serves on the President’s Cabinet of the University of Alabama, the Council on Competitiveness and the President’s Advisory Council of the Freshwater Land Trust.

Crosswhite is a native of Decatur, Alabama. His family has deep roots in the state, dating to the early 19th century. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1984 from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a J.D. degree in 1987 from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Crosswhite and his wife, Jane Emily, have two sons.

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Alabama Power and IBEW System Council U-19 receive distinguished Edwin D. Hill Award
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Alabama Power and IBEW System Council U-19 receive distinguished Edwin D. Hill Award

Award recognizes workforce investments and innovative partnerships that help bridge the digital divide in Alabama communities.

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Leadership News #2

Birmingham leaders launch new Prosper collaborative

Birmingham-area leaders announced the launch of Prosper, an initiative focused on creating a more prosperous and equitable Birmingham by investing in opportunities that grow the area’s economy in an inclusive way.

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Alabama Power recognized for storm response

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) honored Alabama Power with two Emergency Response Awards for 2022 storms.

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Southern Company commits $100K to advance diversity in skilled trades

Workforce development efforts help create opportunities for underrepresented communities and veterans in Alabama and beyond.

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Alabama Power is proud to partner with the North America’s Building Trades Unions to develop a workforce trained for the future (YouTube).

Alabama Power has completed the purchase of the Central Alabama Generating Station in Autauga County – a historic move that will support the long-term energy needs of Alabama Power customers (Alabama NewsCenter).