Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) announced executive leadership changes in several of its subsidiaries. All of the moves are effective July 30.
John Trawick has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer for Southern Power. He was formerly senior vice president of commercial operations and planning for Southern Company Services. Trawick began his career as a senior consultant with J. Kennedy and Associates before joining Southern Energy Inc. in 1996 and serving as director of market affairs for Mirant Corp. He transitioned to Southern Co. as manager of portfolio management and served in many roles for Southern Power. He joined the Tennessee Valley Authority in 2008 as vice president of strategy, pricing and contracts before returning to Southern Co. in 2013. Trawick graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and earned a Master’s degree in mathematics t the University of Tennessee.
John Pemberton has been named senior vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel for Southern Power. Pemberton previously was the senior vice president and senior production officer for Georgia Power. Pemberton joined Southern Co. in 2003 as vice president of governmental affairs in Southern’s Washington D.C. office. Before joining southern, Pemberton served as chief of staff for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation. He was also counsel and chief counsel for the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He graduated from Southern Methodist University and the Creighton University School of Law.
Theodore “Ted” McCullough will take over Pemberton’s senior production officer responsibilities for Georgia Power’s 17,500-MW of natural gas, coal and hydro generation, along with his current duties as senior vice president and chief production officer for Southern Company Services. He joined Southern Co. in 1987 and has held leadership positions at coal-fired, gas-fired and hydroelectric plants in Georgia and Alabama. Previously, McCullough served as senior vice president of engineering and construction services and as senior production officer at Alabama Power and Gulf Power. McCullough is a registered professional engineer with degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics from Vanderbilt University, and a Master’s degree in business administration from Auburn University.