ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Chief Financial Officer Art P. Beattie announced that Daniel S. Tucker has been elected treasurer of Southern Company.
Currently serving as senior vice president of finance, Tucker recently assumed responsibility for the treasury, trust finance, enterprise risk management and insurance functions, in addition to his previous responsibilities for investor relations and financial planning.
"Dan's financial knowledge and leadership have been a tremendous asset to Southern Company for many years," said Beattie. "As the company takes major steps to create America's energy future, he understands how to balance the many important variables necessary to deliver value to customers and investors."
Tucker, 45, joined Southern Company in 1998 as an accountant in financial reporting. He moved to Southern Company Services' finance organization in 2000 as a team leader in financial planning and was later named manager and, subsequently, director of financial planning. In 2012, he was named vice president of investor relations and financial planning.
Tucker earned a bachelor's degree from Kennesaw State University with a double major in accounting and finance.
With more than 4.5 million customers and approximately 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 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 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, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a 2014 Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company earned the 2014 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 World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.
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