“Having the privilege of leading Alabama Power has been the high point of my career.”
Former Chairman, President and CEO
Alabama Power Company
Mark Crosswhite retired as chairman, president and chief executive
officer of Alabama Power Company in 2022.
Crosswhite joined Southern Company, the parent of Alabama Power,
in 2004 and 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 board of Prosper Birmingham and
serves on the board of directors for Regions Financial Corporation,
and the President’s Cabinet of the University of Alabama.
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.
“Union members, our employees that belong to the IBEW and those in the building trades, enable us to serve our customers and communities. Our partnership is founded on shared values and trust. We are committed to continuing that strong partnership for years to come.”
(44th Ironworkers Convention, Aug. 2021)
“This region can do better in providing opportunities to its residents, especially the Black community. Prosper will work to align key priorities: growing quality jobs, preparing workers and investing in communities. We know that – together – our impact can be exponentially greater.”
(Birmingham Business Journal, June 2021)
“Alabama Power believes that improved connectivity can create great opportunity and elevate Alabama communities, very similar to the way that electricity benefited the state when it began to expand across the state of Alabama.”
(Daily Energy Insider, June 2021)
“At Alabama Power, we’re committed to providing innovative energy solutions for our customers and supporting growth of Alabama communities. This agreement builds on our partnership with Mercedes and will help us deliver long-term value to our customers while increasing emissions-free resources.”
(Solar Power World, Dec. 2021)
Award recognizes workforce investments and innovative partnerships that help bridge the digital divide in Alabama communities.Learn More
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.Learn More
Workforce development efforts help create opportunities for underrepresented communities and veterans in Alabama and beyond.Learn More
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).