Chairman, President and CEO
Alabama Power Company
Mark Crosswhite is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Alabama Power, which provides electricity to more than 1.4 million customers across the state.
Under Crosswhite's leadership, the company remains focused on its core mission of elevating Alabama, including providing great service to customers, partnering in economic development and strengthening communities.
Crosswhite joined Southern Company, the parent of Alabama Power, in 2004 served in a variety of executive roles at Alabama Power and affiliated companies before taking his current position in 2014. 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 both the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and Business Council of Alabama. He serves on numerous corporate, civic, and nonprofit boards, including the Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham Business Alliance, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc., Southern Research, the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, and Leadership Birmingham. He also serves on the President’s Advisory Council of the Freshwater Land Trust and is a member of 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.