Southern Co. unit makes management changes

Southern Co. chairman, president and CEO Thomas A. Fanning announced two changes to the executive management team of unit Southern Co. Services, Inc.

Theodore J. McCullough has been named chief production officer and executive vice president of Southern Co. Services’ operations organization. McCullough previously served as executive vice president of engineering and construction services. In his new role, McCullough will be responsible for the operation of all of the Southern Co.system’s fossil and hydro generation assets.

“Southern Company’s commitment to energy innovation is important to continue delivering customer value,” said Fanning. “Ted’s solution-focused approach will help ensure Southern Company’s generating fleet remains among the nation’s safest, most efficient and most reliable.”

Paula M. Marino will succeed McCullough as executive vice president of engineering and construction services for Southern Co. Services’ operations organization. Previously senior vice president of engineering and construction services, Marino will be responsible for new generation and environmental strategy development, major project design and construction execution, technology due diligence, and operations and maintenance support.

“Paula demonstrates the leadership and technical expertise necessary to deliver real energy solutions for customers,” said Fanning. “Her ability to apply decades of experience around electricity generation and delivery through skillful collaboration can help us create America’s energy future.”

Both changes take effect immediately.

McCullough, 51, joined the Southern Co. system in 1987. He has held leadership positions at coal-fired, gas-fired and hydroelectric power plants in Georgia and Alabama. Prior to overseeing engineering and construction services, McCullough served as senior vice president and senior production officer of unit Alabama Power and as vice president and senior production officer of subsidiary Gulf Power.

A registered professional engineer, McCullough holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics from Vanderbilt University and a master’s in business administration from Auburn University.

Since joining the Southern Co. system in 1993, Marino, 45, has held various positions in distribution, transmission, fossil-hydro generation and nuclear generation. Her past roles have included vice president of engineering for subsidiary Southern Nuclear and assistant to the president of Southern Co.’s generation organization. She has also managed multiple departments in engineering and construction services, including planning and engineering services, design, and environmental and retrofit projects for unit Alabama Power.

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