Tom Fanning Named CEO of the Year

Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Tom Fanning was named CEO of the Year at the 2018 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards held in New York City on Dec. 6.

Fanning was selected among 16 global finalists by the event's judges who praised him for leading with a flexible outlook that has diversified Southern Company into a company with a renewable-focused future. The judges further noted Fanning has invested more than $20 billion during his time in developing low- and no-carbon generation resources.

"I am humbled and honored to receive this type of recognition," said Fanning. "But any CEO that is worth their salt knows it is never about you. It is always about them. The thousands of people at Southern Company, 30,000 strong, who make thousands of good decisions every day. They're the people that make us successful."

The annual award ceremony honors and recognizes leading organizations and individuals in the energy industry dedicated to achieving excellence, improving the industry and creating new solutions to better serve their customers. Awards were presented to 21 recipients before an audience of over 500 energy and finance executives.

Southern Company was previously named Energy Company of the Year in 2016 by Platts Global Energy. This year, Southern Company was also named as a finalist in the Corporate Social Responsibility and the Power Award of Excellence categories.

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