William B. Johnson Named Alabama Power Foundation President

The Alabama Power Board of Directors has elected William B. Johnson president of the Alabama Power Foundation and vice president of Alabama Power.

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The foundation, created in 1989 to serve as the primary philanthropic arm of Alabama Power, is the largest foundation in the state.

"Alabama Power is known for its commitment to the communities we serve," said Charles McCrary, the company's president and chief operating officer. "The Alabama Power Foundation allows us to develop and support initiatives that benefit those communities and the state as a whole.

"Bill Johnson's history of service to both our company and our state make him an excellent choice for this position," McCrary added.

Johnson began his career at Alabama Power in 1970. He has worked at corporate headquarters and in the Birmingham, Eastern and Mobile divisions. In November 1999, Johnson was named assistant to the president. In March 2001 he was given additional responsibilities and named executive vice president of the Alabama Power Foundation.

Johnson serves on the board of trustees of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, board of directors of the Nonprofit Resource Center of Alabama, board of advisors of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Education, and board of directors of Aldridge Gardens. He serves on the City of Hoover Comprehensive Plan Policy Committee and is a 2000-2001 graduate of Leadership Birmingham. He is a member of Hunter Street Baptist Church in Hoover.

Johnson is married to the former Hettie Pippin of Birmingham and they have two children, Natalie, a senior at Auburn University, and Wyatt, a freshman at Auburn.


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