ATLANTA Southern Company (NYSE: SO) has named Kim Greene to the position of vice president of finance, effective June 30. Greene, 36, will replace C.B. (Mike) Harreld, who has been named chief financial officer for Georgia Power. Greene will report to Southern Company Chief Financial Officer Tom Fanning.
Greene currently serves as director of portfolio management for Southern Company Generation and Energy Marketing (GEM), where she has been since July 2002. In that role, Greene is responsible for developing appropriate trading and bilateral strategies consistent with the companys growth strategy parameters and risk profile, and developing long-term resource plans for Southern Power.
Kims experience as portfolio manager for GEM and her knowledge of the business make her ideal for this position, said Allen Franklin, Southern Company chairman, president and chief executive officer. She has a strong background in finance and in helping develop strategies for the company.
Greene joined Southern Company in 1991 as a mechanical engineer and progressed through various areas of responsibility in power and system engineering, combustion turbine engineering and Vogtle support. In 1994, she moved to Southern Energy Inc., which is now Mirant, where she served as assistant to the president and assistant to the chief financial officer.
While at Mirant, Greene also served as director of asset management, Texas Region, and manager of structuring. She later served as vice president and chief commercial officer for the South Region, where she was responsible for trading and asset management activities for Mirants generating assets in ERCOT, Entergy, TVA, Southern and Florida markets.
Greene earned a bachelors degree in engineering science and mechanics from the University of Tennessee, a masters degree in biomedical engineering from University of Alabama at Birmingham and a masters in business administration from Samford University. Greene is active in her church, and she and her husband Ted have two daughters Cassady, 6, and Kendall, 3.
With 4 million customers and nearly 37,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier super-regional energy company in the Southeast and a leading U.S. producer of electricity. Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states, a growing competitive generation company, an energy services business and a competitive retail natural gas business, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are 15 percent below the national average. Southern Company has been named two consecutive years No. 1 on Fortune magazines Americas Most Admired Companies list in the Electric and Gas Utility industry. Southern Company has more than 500,000 shareholders, making its common stock one of the most widely held in the United States. Visit the Southern Company Web site at www.southerncompany.com.