People: Southern Co (SO)

SO on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Fanning

57 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Arthur Beattie

59 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Stanley Connally

44 2012 President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Power

Stephen Kuczynski

51 2011 President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Nuclear

Mark Lantrip

59 2014 President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Company Services Inc.

Kimberly Greene

47 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

James Kerr

50 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

G. Edison Holland

62 2014 Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary

W. Paul Bowers

58 2010 Executive Vice President; President and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Power

Mark Crosswhite

51 2014 Executive Vice President; President and Chief Executive Officer of Alabama Power

Christopher Womack

56 2009 Executive Vice President, President - External Affairs

Juanita Baranco

65 2006 Independent Director

Jon Boscia

62 2007 Independent Director

Henry Clark

64 2009 Independent Director

David Grain

51 2012 Independent Director

Veronica Hagen

68 2008 Independent Director

Warren Hood

62 2007 Independent Director

Linda Hudson

63 2014 Independent Director

Donald James

65 2012 Independent Director

Dale Klein

66 2010 Independent Director

William Smith

61 2012 Presiding Independent Director

Steven Specker

68 2010 Independent Director

E. Jenner Wood

62 2012 Independent Director

Dan Tucker

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Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Fanning

Mr. Thomas A. Fanning is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of The Southern Company. Mr. Fanning had held numerous leadership positions across the Southern Company system during his more than 30 years with the Company. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 2008 to 2010, leading the Company’s generation and transmission, engineering and construction services, research and environmental affairs, system planning, and competitive generation business units. He served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2008 and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer from 2003 to 2007, where he was responsible for the Company’s accounting, finance, tax, investor relations, treasury, and risk management functions. In those roles, he also served as the chief risk officer and had responsibility for corporate strategy. Mr. Fanning is on the Boards of a number of Southern Company’s subsidiaries. He is also a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, serving on the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee. Mr. Fanning served on the Board of The St. Joe Company from 2005 through September 2011.

Arthur Beattie

Mr. Arthur P. Beattie is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of The Southern Company. He joined the Company in 1976 as a Junior Accountant with Alabama Power. He has held his current position since August 2010. Beattie is responsible for the Company's accounting, finance, tax, investor relations, treasury, and risk management functions. He also serves as Chief Risk Officer. Previously, Beattie served in several executive accounting and finance positions at Alabama Power, including Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Comptroller.

Stanley Connally

Mr. Stanley W. Connally, Jr., is President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Power, a subsidiary of The Southern Co., since July 1, 2012. He joined the Company in 1989 as a Co-Op Student at Georgia Power. He has held his current position since July 2012. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Senior Production Officer for Georgia Power. He has served as Plant Manager at Plants Watson, Daniel, and Barry. He has also worked in Customer Operations and Sales and Marketing.

Stephen Kuczynski

Mr. Stephen E. Kuczynski is President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of The Southern Company., since July 2011. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technical Services of Exelon Nuclear. He also served as Senior Vice President of Exelon Nuclear's Midwest operations, Senior Vice President of Operations Support, and Plant Manager and later Site Vice President for Exelon's Byron Nuclear Station.

Mark Lantrip

Mr. Mark S. Lantrip is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Company Services Inc., a subsidiary of The Southern Company. He joined the Company in 1981 as an analyst in Gulf Power's Corporate Planning department. He assumed his current position in March 2014. Previously, Lantrip was Executive Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Southern Company Services, Inc. and Treasurer of the Company, with responsibility for financial planning and analysis, enterprise risk management, trust finance, capital markets, and treasury.

Kimberly Greene

Ms. Kimberly S. Greene is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of The Southern Company. She has held her current position since March 2014. Previously, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Company Services, Inc. Prior to that, she was employed by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), where she served as Chief Financial Officer, Group President of Strategy and External Relations, and Chief Generation Officer. Prior to her time at TVA, she served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer for the Company and has held various positions with Mirant Corporation, including Chief Commercial Officer, South Region.

James Kerr

Mr. James Y. Kerr II serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel of The Southern Company., effective March 8, 2014. He is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP and a senior advisor at McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, where he also co-chairs the energy industry team. In this role, he leads the firm in the areas of energy transactions and finance, regulation, policy and litigation. Kerr joined McGuireWoods in 2008, where he serves clients in various sectors of the energy industry, including Southern Company. He has extensive knowledge of federal energy policy and regulations. Kerr has solid experience representing utilities in base rate, fuel case and facility certification proceedings. He has been active in electric utility matters, including transmission and generation siting and development, environmental regulations, energy efficiency and Smart Grid. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Kerr was a member of the North Carolina Utilities Commission for eight years, including serving as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners from 2007 to 2008 and president of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners from 2002 to 2003. In 2007, Kerr was a delegate to the 6th European Union-U.S. Energy Regulatory Roundtable in Athens, Greece. He was named the 2005 Bonbright Honoree by the James C. Bonbright Utilities Center of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He earned a bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University and a juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Electric Power Research Institute.

G. Edison Holland

Mr. G. Edison Holland, Jr., is Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary of The Southern Company. He is no longer General Counsel of the Company effective March 8, 2014. He serves as Secretary since April 2005 and Executive Vice President and General Counsel since April 2001. Mr. Holland joined the Company as vice president and corporate counsel for Gulf Power in 1992. He was named to his current position, which includes serving as the chief compliance officer, in 2001. Previously, he was president and CEO of Savannah Electric and vice president of power generation and transmission at Gulf Power.

W. Paul Bowers

Mr. W. Paul Bowers is Executive Vice President of The Southern Company and President, Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Power, subsidiary of The Southern Company. He joined the Company as a Residential Sales Representative with Gulf Power in 1979. He has held his current position since January 2011. Previously, Bowers served as Chief Operating Officer of Georgia Power. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, President of Southern Company Generation, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Power, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company's former United Kingdom subsidiary, and Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Company.

Mark Crosswhite

Mr. Mark A. Crosswhite is Executive Vice President of The Southern Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Alabama Power, a subsidiary of The Southern Company. He is no longer Chief Operating Officer, of Southern Co., effective February 28, 2014. He joined Southern Company in 2004 as senior vice president and general counsel for Southern Company's generation organization. He previously served as president and CEO of subsidiary Gulf Power and held leadership positions at Alabama Power in the legal and external affairs organizations. Prior to joining Southern Company, he was a partner in the law firm of Balch & Bingham LLP in Birmingham, Ala., where he practiced in the energy section for 17 years.

Christopher Womack

Mr. Christopher C. Womack is Executive Vice President, President - External Affairs of The Southern Company., since January 1, 2009. He joined the Company in 1988 as a Governmental Affairs Representative for Alabama Power. He has held his current position since January 2009. Previously, Womack was Executive Vice President of External Affairs for Georgia Power. He has also served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer for the Company, as well as Senior Vice President and Senior Production Officer of Southern Company Generation.

Juanita Baranco

Ms. Juanita Powell Baranco is Independent Director of The Southern Company., since February 22, 2006. Ms. Baranco had a successful legal career, which included serving as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia, before she and her husband founded the first Baranco dealership in Atlanta in 1978. She served as a Director on the Board of Georgia Power Company (Georgia Power), the largest subsidiary of the Company, from 1997 to 2006. During her tenure on the Georgia Power Board, she was a member of the Controls and Compliance, Diversity, Executive, and Nuclear Operations Overview Committees. She served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Board for a number of years and also on the Boards of Directors of John H. Harland Company and Cox Radio, Inc. An active leader in the Atlanta community, she serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Clark Atlanta University and as a Director of the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia and the Commerce Club. She is also past Chair of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia and past Board Chair for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia. The Board has benefited from Ms. Baranco's particular expertise in business operations and her civic involvement.

Jon Boscia

Mr. Jon Andrew Boscia is Independent Director of The Southern Company since December 7, 2007. From September 2008 until March 2011, Mr. Boscia served as President of Sun Life Financial Inc. In this capacity, Mr. Boscia managed a portfolio of the company’s operations with ultimate responsibility for the United States, United Kingdom, and Asia business groups and directed the global marketing and investment management functions. Previously, Mr. Boscia served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Financial Group, a diversified financial services organization, until his retirement in 2007. Mr. Boscia became the Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Financial Group in 1998. During his time at Lincoln Financial Group, the company earned a reputation for its stellar performance in making acquisitions. Mr. Boscia is a past member of the Board of The Hershey Company, where he chaired the Corporate Governance Committee and served on the Executive Committee, and past member of the Board of Sun Life Financial Inc., where he was a member of the Investment Oversight Committee and the Risk Review Committee. In addition, Mr. Boscia has served in leadership positions on other public company boards as well as not-for-profit and industry boards.

Henry Clark

Mr. Henry A. Clark III, is Independent Director of The Southern Company since October 19, 2009. As a Senior Advisor with Evercore Partners Inc. (formerly Lexicon Partners, LLC), Mr. Clark is primarily focused on expanding advisory activities in North America with a particular focus on the power and utilities sectors. Prior to joining Evercore Partners Inc., Mr. Clark was Group Chairman of Global Power and Utilities at Citigroup, Inc. from 2001 to 2009. His work experience includes numerous capital markets transactions of debt, equity, bank loans, convertible securities, and securitization, as well as advice in connection with mergers and acquisitions. He also has served as policy advisor to numerous clients on capital structure, cost of capital, dividend strategies, and various financing strategies. He has served as Chair of the Wall Street Advisory Group of the Edison Electric Institute.

David Grain

Mr. David J. Grain serves as Independent Director of The Southern Company., effective December 10, 2012. Mr. Grain is the Founder and Managing Partner of Grain Management, LLC, a private equity firm specializing in investments in wireless communications infrastructure throughout the United States, since 2006. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Grain Communications Group, Inc. Grain Management, LLC’s flagship funds manage capital on behalf of domestic institutional investors including academic endowments, public pension funds, and foundations. Before forming the Grain entities, Mr. Grain served as President of Global Signal, Inc., where he was hired to lead Pinnacle Holdings, Inc. (Pinnacle) from bankruptcy through its operational turnaround. After Pinnacle was renamed Global Signal, Inc. in 2004, Mr. Grain grew the company into one of the independent wireless communications tower companies in North America. In 2011, Mr. Grain was appointed by President Obama to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. He also serves as chairman of the Florida State Board of Administration Investment Advisory Council as an appointee of former Governor Charlie Crist. Additionally, he is a Director of the Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida and Trustee of College of the Holy Cross. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from College of the Holy Cross and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Veronica Hagen

Ms. Veronica M. Hagen is Independent Director of The Southern Company., since December 8, 2008. Ms. Hagen retired in August 2013 from her position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Polymer Group, Inc. She continues to serve as a Director of Polymer Group, Inc. Ms. Hagen had served as Director and Chief Executive Officer of Polymer Group, Inc. since April 2007 and as President since January 2011. Polymer Group, Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of engineered materials. Prior to joining Polymer Group, Inc., Ms. Hagen was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Paper, a division of Sappi Limited, the South African-based global leader in the pulp and paper industry, from November 2004 until her resignation in 2007. She also has served as Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Alcoa Inc. and owned and operated Metal Sales Associates, a privately-held metal business. Ms. Hagen also serves on the Environmental, Social Responsibility, and Safety Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board of Newmont Mining Corporation. Ms. Hagen's global operational management experience and commercial business leadership are valuable assets to the Board.

Warren Hood

Mr. Warren A. Hood, Jr., is Independent Director of The Southern Company since December 7, 2007. Mr. Hood is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hood Companies Inc. which he established in 1978. Hood Companies Inc. consists of four separate corporations with 60 manufacturing and distribution sites throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Hood Companies, Inc.'s products are currently marketed in North America, the Caribbean, and Western Europe. Mr. Hood previously served on the Board of the Company's subsidiary, Mississippi Power Company (Mississippi Power), where he was also a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Hood has long been recognized for his leadership role in the State of Mississippi. He serves or has served on numerous corporate, community, and philanthropic boards, including Boy Scouts of America Pine Burr Area Council, Governor Phil Bryant's Mississippi Works Committee, and The Governor's Commission on Rebuilding, Recovery and Renewal, which was formed following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He serves on the Board of BancorpSouth, Inc. where he is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Hood's business operations, risk management, financial experience, and civic involvement are valuable to the Board.

Linda Hudson

Ms. Linda P. Hudson serves as Independent Director of The Southern Company, effective March 1, 2014. From October 2009 through February 2014, Ms. Hudson served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems, Inc., a U.S.-based global defense, aerospace, and security company. BAE Systems, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of London-based BAE Systems plc. Previously, Ms. Hudson served as President of BAE Systems' Land & Armaments operating group, the world's largest military vehicle and equipment business. Before joining BAE Systems in 2006, she served as Vice President of the General Dynamics Corporation and President of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. She currently serves as an adviser and outside Director for BAE Systems, Inc. She is also a member of Bank of America Corporation's Board of Directors where she serves on the Compensation and Benefits Committee and the Credit Committee. Ms. Hudson's experience leading a large, highly-regulated, complex business and expertise in engineering, technology, operations, and risk management are valuable to the Board.

Donald James

Mr. Donald M. James is an Independent Director of The Southern Company. Mr. James joined Vulcan Materials Company in 1992 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and then became President of the Southern Division and then Senior Vice President of the Construction Materials Group and President of the Southern Division. Prior to joining Vulcan Materials Company, Mr. James was a partner at the law firm of Bradley, Arant, Rose & White for 10 years. Mr. James is also a Director of the UAB Health System, Boy Scouts of Central Alabama, and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Inc. In addition, he serves on the Finance and Human Resources Committees of Wells Fargo & Company's Board of Directors. Mr. James' leadership of a large public company, his legal expertise, and his civic involvement are valuable assets to the Board.

Dale Klein

Dr. Dale E. Klein, Ph.D., is Independent Director of The Southern Company., since July 19, 2010. Dr. Klein was Commissioner from 2009 to 2010 and Chairman from 2006 to 2009 of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Dr. Klein also served as Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs from 2001 to 2006. Dr. Klein has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear energy industry. Dr. Klein began his career at the University of Texas in 1977 as a professor of mechanical engineering which included a focus on the university’s nuclear program. He spent nearly 25 years in various teaching and leadership positions — including Director of the nuclear engineering teaching laboratory, associate dean for research and administration in the College of Engineering, and vice-chancellor for special engineering programs. He serves on the Audit and Nuclear and Operating Committees of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, an Arizona energy company, and is a member of the Board of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation’s principal subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company.

William Smith

Mr. William G. Smith, Jr., is Presiding Independent Director of The Southern Company. Mr. Smith began his career at Capital City Bank in 1978, where he worked in a number of capacities before being elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital City Bank Group, Inc. in January 1989. He was elected Chairman of the Board of the Capital City Bank Group, Inc. in 2003. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital City Bank. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is the former Federal Advisory Council Representative for the Sixth District of the Federal Reserve System and past Chair of both Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and the Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce.

Steven Specker

Dr. Steven R. Specker is Independent Director of The Southern Company. Dr. Specker served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) from 2004 until his retirement in 2010. Prior to joining EPRI, Dr. Specker founded Specker Consulting, LLC, a private consulting firm, which provided operational and strategic planning services to technology companies serving the global electric power industry. Dr. Specker also has served in a number of leadership positions during his 30-year career at General Electric Company (GE), including serving as President of GE’s nuclear energy business, President of GE digital energy, and Vice President of global marketing. Dr. Specker is also a member of the Board of Trilliant Incorporated.

E. Jenner Wood

Mr. E. Jenner Wood, III serves as Independent Director of Southern Company., effective May 23, 2012. Mr. Wood is currently the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia/North Florida Division of SunTrust Bank. He was elected to his current position in April 2010. He also has served as an Executive Vice President of SunTrust Banks, Inc. since July 2005. From 2002 to 2010, he served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust Bank Central Group with responsibility over Georgia and Tennessee. Mr. Wood has more than 37 years of experience in the banking industry and has served in numerous management positions in corporate and trust and investment management with SunTrust Banks, Inc. He served as a member of the Board of Georgia Power. During his tenure on the Georgia Power Board, he served as a member of the Compensation, Executive, and Finance Committees. Mr. Wood is a director of Oxford Industries, Inc., where he serves as Presiding Director and as a member of the Executive Committee. He serves also as a Director of Crawford & Company, where he is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee. He is active in numerous civic and community organizations serving as a Trustee of the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Camp-Younts Foundation, and the Jesse Parker Williams Foundation. Wood received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an M.B.A. in finance from Georgia State University.

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