Alabama Power announces leadership changes
Roles enhance customer experience and community support.
Alabama Power announced leadership changes to enhance customer experience and community support.
• Tony Smoke has been elected senior vice president of Marketing and Economic Development.
The changes are effective immediately.
“These individuals are strong leaders within the company and in the communities we serve,” said CEO Mark Crosswhite. “They bring invaluable experience and knowledge to their new roles that will help us continue to meet customer needs today and for the future.”
As senior vice president of Marketing and Economic Development, Smoke will oversee the company’s marketing, economic development and business development functions. He has more than 35 years of experience at Alabama Power and most recently served as vice president of Birmingham Division. He held positions of increasing responsibility in Power Delivery and Birmingham Division before moving into the role of vice president of Marketing in 2014 and vice president of Eastern Division in 2017.
Smoke serves on the board of trustees for Jacksonville State University. He is a member of the board of directors for Birmingham Promise, Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame, Jefferson County Industrial Development Authority, Alabama Institute of the Deaf and Blind Foundation, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, March of Dimes of Alabama, and the 4 Little Girls Memorial Fund.
In addition to his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Auburn University, Smoke earned a Juris Doctor from the Birmingham School of Law.
Prior to joining Alabama Power, Calhoun was general counsel and senior vice president of Regional Development and Public Policy for the Birmingham Business Alliance, where she led diverse teams
Calhoun is a 2018 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow and a member of the advisory board for Stonehenge Capital, a nationally recognized leader in community development finance. She is a member of the
As vice president of Charitable Giving, Smith will lead the company’s philanthropic, volunteerism and community support initiatives.
She most recently served as Energy Services director where she led a team of energy conservation experts in managing development and implementation of energy efficiency for commercial and industrial
With more than 20 years of experience within the utility industry, Smith has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Southern Company system, with roles in Fuel Services, Operations Services,
Smith is active in the community as a member of the UAB School of Engineering Advisory Board. She also serves as a 2020 Torchbearer for the Junior League of Birmingham’s Community of Lights
She is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Business Administration. She also earned a Master of Arts in
Alabama Power Company, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), provides safe, reliable, affordable electricity to more than 1.4 million customers across the state. Learn more at