Southern Energy Inc. names Davenport vice president, human resources

ATLANTA – Southern Energy Inc., a unit of Southern Company, has named Dianne W. Davenport vice president of human resources, pending approval by the board of directors.

Davenport, 50, currently is director of human resources development at Cox Enterprises Inc. She will begin her new duties at Southern Energy May 1, overseeing human resources strategy for all of Southern Energy’s global operations. Directors for human resources in the company’s Americas, Europe and Asia groups will work with Davenport to implement the human resources strategy.

“Dianne’s expertise in human resources will make her an integral part of the Southern Energy team as the company continues to extend its global reach,” said Vance Booker, Southern Energy’s senior vice president of administration and external affairs.

Before joining Cox Enterprises, Davenport was a director of human resources for Southern Company Services, another Southern Company subsidiary. She also held human resources positions at subsidiary Georgia Power, and has held academic and administrative positions at Georgia State University and Reinhardt College.

Davenport holds a Ph.D. in counseling and psychological services from Georgia State University, a master’s degree in education from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Georgia.

Southern Energy Inc. – with operations in 12 countries on five continents – develops, builds, owns and operates power production and delivery facilities and provides a broad range of services to utilities and industrial companies around the world. Its Southern Company Energy Marketing unit provides energy marketing, risk management and financial services and other energy-related commodities, products and services to customers in North America.

Southern Energy’s subsidiaries and affiliates include Freeport Power Co. in the Bahamas; Western Power Distribution in England; Bewag, the electric utility serving Berlin, Germany; EDELNOR, the power producer serving northern Chile; CEMIG, an electric utility in Brazil; the Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago; the Alicura power station in Argentina; the Southern Energy Europe marketing and risk management operation, based in the Netherlands; Southern Energy Asia-Pacific, with operations in the Philippines, China and Australia; and U.S. power stations in Massachusetts, New York, Texas, California, Virginia and Indiana.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO), the largest producer of electricity in the United States, is also the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power and Savannah Electric.

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