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Roy Sexton elected Alabama Power vice president of Corporate Security

Roy Sexton has been elected Alabama Power’s vice president of Corporate Security, effective immediately.

In this role, Sexton will oversee Corporate Security at Alabama Power and Georgia Power. In addition, he will maintain his role as chief security officer for Southern Company Services.

Sexton most recently served as Alabama Power’s director of Corporate Security, where he led the company’s corporate security efforts. He has also had responsibility for the West Physical Security Operations Centers, including Alabama Power, Southern Power and Southern Linc, providing monitoring and security services (such as investigations, training and security assessments).

Sexton joined Alabama Power in 2016 after serving as the director of Corporate Security for Cadence Bank, with responsibility for 72 branches in the Southeast and Texas.

Prior to his corporate career, Sexton retired from the U.S. Secret Service after 23 years of accomplished service.

“Roy’s vast experience will be invaluable as he steps into this new role,” said Alabama Power CEO Mark Crosswhite. “He is a proven leader with a passion for protecting our customers, employees and company.”

Born in Ashland, Kentucky, Sexton graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. He served as a surface warfare officer on board the USS South Carolina (CGN 37) in Norfolk, Virginia and later as an instructor and company officer at Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.

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