ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), announced that President and CEO Tami Barron has been re-elected to the boards of directors of two wireless industry organizations: CTIA–The Wireless Association®, and the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA).
"I am pleased to be able to continue to serve with CTIA and CCA on their missions to advocate on behalf of the wireless industry," said Barron. "I look forward to providing a regional carrier's perspective to these important organizations."
Barron will continue on CTIA's 38-member board of directors through 2016. CTIA announced its election results last month at the Super Mobility event in Las Vegas. Based in Washington, D.C., CTIA is a not-for-profit, international organization representing the wireless communications industry.
In addition, Barron was re-elected to serve on CCA's board of directors through 2016 at their 20th annual meeting earlier this month in Fort Lauderdale. CCA is the leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA's more than 100 members covers 95 percent of the nation.
Part of Southern Company for more than 33 years, Barron became president and CEO of SouthernLINC Wireless in April 2015. She concurrently serves as CEO for Southern Telecom, a wholly-owned dark fiber subsidiary of SouthernLINC Wireless.
About SouthernLINC Wireless
SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is an Atlanta-based regional wireless carrier with network coverage in the major metro and rural areas of Alabama, Georgia, southeast Mississippi and northwest Florida. SouthernLINC Wireless combines multiple communication options, including Push To Talk two-way radio (PTT), cellular service, wireless Internet access, wireless data, and text and picture messaging, into one hand-held device. For more information, please call 1-800-818-LINC (5462) or visit www.southernlinc.com.
About Southern Company
With more than 4.5 million customers and approximately 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks and designated a 2014 Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company received the Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.
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