ATLANTA, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The executive vice president of Southern Company’s engineering and construction services organization, Paula Marino, has been inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame honors individuals for outstanding accomplishments in the field of engineering who have significantly contributed to the betterment of their communities.

«Engineering is an extremely important profession,» Marino said. «I want to leave a legacy in my field and I strive to do that each day through the people I touch and the work I do.»

Marino began her Southern Company career in 1993 and progressed through various roles in distribution, transmission, fossil-hydro generation and nuclear generation. Marino earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University.

She currently sits on Auburn’s Alumni Engineering Council, UAB’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering advisory board and the Center for Energy Workforce Development board of directors. As a founding member of Auburn’s 100 Women Strong, Marino advises faculty and encourages students and engineers who are just beginning their careers.

About Southern Company

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America’s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune’s annual Worlds Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

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