Palo Alto, Calif., September 17, 2012 — The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced the appointment of Mark Crosswhite, the chief operating officer of Southern Co., as a member of its board of directors.
Crosswhite oversees generation, transmission, engineering and construction services, system planning, research and environmental affairs, fleet operations and trading, Southern Power and Southern Wholesale Energy.
He joined Southern Co. in 2004 as senior vice president and general counsel for Southern Co. Generation. Prior to joining the 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.
Crosswhite joined Alabama Power, a unit of Southern Co., in 2006 as senior vice president and counsel, where he oversaw the company's legal matters.
In 2008, he was named executive vice president for external affairs at Alabama Power, directing regulatory affairs, economic and community development, public relations, environmental affairs and governmental affairs. He was elected president and CEO at Gulf Power, another Southern unit, in 2010.