Alabama Power Names Three Birmingham Natives as Senior Officers

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Alabama Power

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Alabama Power's new President
 and COO Charles McCrary today announced three changes in the company's
 executive team.
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     McCrary, in his first business day as president, named Alan Martin
 executive vice president of the customer service organization.  He also
 announced that Steve Spencer was promoted to executive vice president for
 external affairs and that Robert Holmes was promoted to senior vice president
 of ethics and business practices.  Holmes also was named chairman of the
 Alabama Power Foundation.
     "All three are veteran leaders in our company, and they all bring much
 solid, practical experience," McCrary said.
     Holmes will retain his responsibilities in ethics and business practices
 in addition to his new leadership of the foundation, the state's largest
 foundation.
     "Robert Holmes stands for sound leadership and fair treatment," McCrary
 said. "He is an enthusiastic, respected leader who will help our company and
 foundation reach out and better serve our employees and communities."
     Holmes began work at Alabama Power as a draftsman and worked his way up in
 the engineering area before being named technical superintendent-fossil.  In
 1989 he was named assistant to the executive vice president/chief financial
 officer, and in 1990 was named West Mobile district manager.
     He was vice president of human resources before he became vice president
 of ethics and business practices in 1995.
     Holmes, a native of Birmingham, is a graduate of Alabama A&M University,
 and his engineering degree is from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
 In addition, he is a graduate of several management programs, including
 Harvard University's Advanced Management Program.
     He and his wife, Carmelia, have two children.
     Martin, 52, had been the company's executive vice president of external
 affairs since April 2000.  Now, he will oversee the area of the company that
 includes power delivery, customer service, marketing and the company's six
 geographical divisions.
     "With this move into the company's largest area, Alan Martin will play a
 key role as we build on the company's strong reputation for providing reliable
 power at a reasonable price," McCrary said.
     "His colleagues here and at Southern Co. respect Alan as a leader and
 motivator in the wide range of leadership roles he has played," McCrary said.
 Martin succeeds Mike Garrett, who last week was named president of Mississippi
 Power.  Both Alabama Power and Mississippi Power are subsidiaries of Southern
 Co.
     Martin joined Alabama Power as a right-of-way agent.  He has filled a
 number of staff and management roles at the company and at Southern Co.
 including vice president of human resources for Southern Co.  At Alabama
 Power, he has been vice president of marketing and vice president of the
 company's Birmingham Division.
     Also a native of Birmingham, Martin holds a bachelor's degree in English
 from the University of Alabama and a master's degree in psychology from the
 University of Alabama at Birmingham.
     He and his wife, Cheryl, have two children.
     Spencer, 45, has been senior vice president of external relations since
 last July.  He will now oversee not only economic development, governmental
 relations and community relations, but also public relations, environmental
 affairs and the regulatory affairs of the company.
     "Steve Spencer provides our company with a strong combination of new
 thinking and practical, proven leadership," said McCrary.  "Steve's leadership
 and influence that brought our parent company great success over the last few
 years, will help ensure continued success of our company and our state."
     Spencer joined Alabama Power in 1978 as a corporate real estate
 specialist, obtaining rights-of-way.  He has taken jobs of increasing
 responsibility including government affairs director of Southern Nuclear and
 senior vice president of external affairs for Southern Co.  Before that, he
 was assistant to Southern Co. Chairman and CEO Bill Dahlberg.
     Spencer, also a native of Birmingham, graduated from Auburn University in
 1978 with a degree in psychology.  He is married to the former Lynne Baker,
 and they have two children.
 
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SOURCE Alabama Power
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Alabama Power's new President
 and COO Charles McCrary today announced three changes in the company's
 executive team.
         (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010430/ATM029-a
                  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010430/ATM029-b
                  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010430/ATM029-c )
     McCrary, in his first business day as president, named Alan Martin
 executive vice president of the customer service organization.  He also
 announced that Steve Spencer was promoted to executive vice president for
 external affairs and that Robert Holmes was promoted to senior vice president
 of ethics and business practices.  Holmes also was named chairman of the
 Alabama Power Foundation.
     "All three are veteran leaders in our company, and they all bring much
 solid, practical experience," McCrary said.
     Holmes will retain his responsibilities in ethics and business practices
 in addition to his new leadership of the foundation, the state's largest
 foundation.
     "Robert Holmes stands for sound leadership and fair treatment," McCrary
 said. "He is an enthusiastic, respected leader who will help our company and
 foundation reach out and better serve our employees and communities."
     Holmes began work at Alabama Power as a draftsman and worked his way up in
 the engineering area before being named technical superintendent-fossil.  In
 1989 he was named assistant to the executive vice president/chief financial
 officer, and in 1990 was named West Mobile district manager.
     He was vice president of human resources before he became vice president
 of ethics and business practices in 1995.
     Holmes, a native of Birmingham, is a graduate of Alabama A&M University,
 and his engineering degree is from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
 In addition, he is a graduate of several management programs, including
 Harvard University's Advanced Management Program.
     He and his wife, Carmelia, have two children.
     Martin, 52, had been the company's executive vice president of external
 affairs since April 2000.  Now, he will oversee the area of the company that
 includes power delivery, customer service, marketing and the company's six
 geographical divisions.
     "With this move into the company's largest area, Alan Martin will play a
 key role as we build on the company's strong reputation for providing reliable
 power at a reasonable price," McCrary said.
     "His colleagues here and at Southern Co. respect Alan as a leader and
 motivator in the wide range of leadership roles he has played," McCrary said.
 Martin succeeds Mike Garrett, who last week was named president of Mississippi
 Power.  Both Alabama Power and Mississippi Power are subsidiaries of Southern
 Co.
     Martin joined Alabama Power as a right-of-way agent.  He has filled a
 number of staff and management roles at the company and at Southern Co.
 including vice president of human resources for Southern Co.  At Alabama
 Power, he has been vice president of marketing and vice president of the
 company's Birmingham Division.
     Also a native of Birmingham, Martin holds a bachelor's degree in English
 from the University of Alabama and a master's degree in psychology from the
 University of Alabama at Birmingham.
     He and his wife, Cheryl, have two children.
     Spencer, 45, has been senior vice president of external relations since
 last July.  He will now oversee not only economic development, governmental
 relations and community relations, but also public relations, environmental
 affairs and the regulatory affairs of the company.
     "Steve Spencer provides our company with a strong combination of new
 thinking and practical, proven leadership," said McCrary.  "Steve's leadership
 and influence that brought our parent company great success over the last few
 years, will help ensure continued success of our company and our state."
     Spencer joined Alabama Power in 1978 as a corporate real estate
 specialist, obtaining rights-of-way.  He has taken jobs of increasing
 responsibility including government affairs director of Southern Nuclear and
 senior vice president of external affairs for Southern Co.  Before that, he
 was assistant to Southern Co. Chairman and CEO Bill Dahlberg.
     Spencer, also a native of Birmingham, graduated from Auburn University in
 1978 with a degree in psychology.  He is married to the former Lynne Baker,
 and they have two children.
 
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