Marino named to Southern Co. engineering, construction job

ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Southern Company today announced that Paula M. Marino has been named senior vice president of engineering and construction services for Southern Company operations, effective Nov. 23. In this role, Marino will be responsible for the company’s engineering and construction services, including technical services, design, safety, project and planning services and construction services. Marino will report to Theodore J. McCullough, executive vice president of engineering and construction services.

Marino is currently vice president of engineering of subsidiary Southern Nuclear. Since joining Southern Company in 1993, Marino has held various positions in distribution, transmission, fossil-hydro generation and nuclear generation. Her past roles have included assistant to the president of Southern Company generation as well as managing multiple departments in engineering and construction services, including planning and engineering services, design and environmental and retrofit projects for subsidiary Alabama Power.

“Over the past 20 years, Paula has demonstrated the skills, knowledge and leadership necessary to ensure success,” said Southern Company Chief Operating Officer Mark A. Crosswhite. “We look forward to drawing on her expertise to best meet customers’ needs.”

Marino earned bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in electrical engineering from Auburn University. She holds professional engineering licenses in the states of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Marino resides in Birmingham, Ala.

With 4.4 million customers and nearly 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation’s nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobsmagazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine’s Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune’s annual World‘s Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at