Leadership changes announced for Southern Co.

Southern Co. on May 24 announced multiple changes within the company's management team, all of which will go into effect July 1.

Mark A. Crosswhite will become executive vice president and chief operating officer for Southern Co. He will be responsible for Southern Company's operations, which includes generation, transmission, engineering and construction services, system planning, research and environmental affairs, Southern Power and Southern Wholesale Energy.

Crosswhite will assume the role vacated by Anthony J. Topazi, who has announced plans to retire.

Stanley W. Connally Jr. will replace Crosswhite as president and CEO of Gulf Power, Southern Co.'s subsidiary that provides electricity and energy services in Northwest Florida to more than 431,000 customers.

John L. Pemberton will succeed Connally as senior vice president and senior production officer of generation at Georgia Power, Southern Co.'s largest subsidiary. Pemberton will have responsibility for the company's fossil and hydro generation. 

Leigh Davis Perry will replace Pemberton as senior vice president and general counsel for Southern Co. operations and Southern Nuclear, Southern Co.'s nuclear plant operating company.


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