Southern Company names Lindemann to head Human Resources

Southern Company has named Ellen N. Lindemann senior vice president of human resources.

Lindemann, 47, will be responsible for all aspects of human resources planning and delivery, including compensation & benefits, labor relations, training and development, and staffing and recruiting. Most recently, she served as vice president of product development and implementation in the company’s marketing organization.

Lindemann joined Southern Company in 1978 as a junior engineer. Since that time, she has served in a number of different organizations, including human resources, power generation, region operations and marketing. From 1997 to 2000, she served as director of the human resources department’s East Region.

“People are the driving force behind any successful enterprise,” said Ed Holland, Southern Company executive vice president. “Our goal has always been to provide the kind of workplace that attracts the best people. Under Ellen’s leadership, the human resources function will help us continue to do that.”

With 4 million customers and nearly 35,000 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 five electric utilities, a fast-growing competitive generation company and an energy services 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 No. 1 on Fortune magazine’s 2002 “America`s 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