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The Council on Culture and Inclusion (CCI)

Alabama Power’s Council on Culture and Inclusion works to make sure that company culture is the best it can be — built on inclusion, respect and fairness for all employees.

By continually strengthening our company culture and enhancing the employee experience, we are working to ensure all employees are valued, engaged, respected and treated fairly.

We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion, through workforce representation and leveraging the talents of all employees, leads to greater team collaboration and responsiveness to the needs of our customers.



Developing our team is a priority. We’re committed to offering training, tools and resources for career development and fostering an inclusive work environment.



The CCI regularly provides opportunities for company leaders and employees to engage in open dialogue and relationship building.


We believe consistent communication is key to a positive employee experience and provide resources and information for employees to grow in their understanding of our industry and the communities we serve.



The CCI works to provide opportunities for underrepresented communities, including recruitment of new and diverse talent through the expansion of workforce development programs across the state.


We are working to prevent biases and barriers throughout the talent journey, including recruiting effectiveness, work environment and pay data.

Alexia B. Borden Senior Vice President and General Counsel - Alabama Power Company

“At Alabama Power, we believe that each employee is valuable and provides important contributions to our team. We are committed to one another and to building a culture of inclusion, respect and fairness for all employees.”

Alexia Borden, senior vice president and general counsel for Alabama Power.

Jeff Peoples, Executive Vice President Customer and Employee Services - Alabama Power Company

“Alabama Power was built for the service of the state and we know that for our team to be the best it can be, we’ve got to continuously strengthen our company culture. An inclusive workplace – where all employees are valued, respected and treated fairly – increases employee engagement, ultimately helping us better serve our customers and leading to sustained operational success.”

– Jeff Peoples, Executive Vice President of Customer and Employee Services

Recent Headlines

 “Alabama Power Company has been a steadfast and dedicated partner to the NAACP for many years and we value the work the company does in the community,” said Benard Simelton, president of the NAACP Alabama State Conference. “Alabama Power’s interest in and dedicated commitment to diversity, and their displayed compassion showed during the pandemic and their customers are just a few reasons why this organization chose them as an award recipient.”

“Veterans are a great a fit for Alabama Power’s culture based on a safety-first mindset, teamwork, dedication to superior performance and total commitment,” company officials said. “Alabama Power is committed to providing opportunities for those who have served in the military, and veterans find they are able to excel and become company leaders.”

“I feel proud that I am able to help the Hispanic community,” said Alejandra Rojas, a customer service representative for Credit and Collections in the Montgomery Office. ““I think we all deserve respect, whether we’re Black, white or Hispanic, and I’m starting to see that here. We need to be patient and kind and try to understand where the other person is coming from.”

“Teresa was born deaf, but she has not let that limit her success in her 38-year career at Alabama Power,” said Accounting Manager Chris Barnes. “She performs complicated, technical job duties every day. I am amazed how quickly she masters new technical processes without the use of speech.”

Recent Awards

Alabama Power

  • 2021 Birmingham Business Journal Veteran Friendly Employer

Southern Company

  • 2021 Top 50 Companies for Diversity (sixth consecutive year) –
    No. 20 Overall (Top Utility) and No. 12 Overall for Supplier Diversity (Only Utility) – DiversityInc.