Saxon, Sellers to take on new roles at Alabama Power

Published 11:20 am Thursday, July 19, 2018

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Alabama Power announced on July 9 two changes in its leadership team.

Mike Saxon, vice president of Alabama Power’s Mobile Division, has been named to the new position of vice president of Customer Operations. Succeeding Saxon in Mobile will be Nick Sellers, currently senior vice president of Business Origination for sister company Southern Power.

Saxon and Sellers will report to Greg Barker, Alabama Power’s executive vice president of Customer Services. They begin their new roles effective Aug. 1.

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“The deep experience, commitment to customers, and focus on innovation that Mike and Nick bring to their new roles will help Alabama Power continue to find better ways to serve our customers and elevate Alabama,” said Mark Crosswhite, Alabama Power chairman, president and CEO.

In his new role, Saxon will be responsible for customer service-related strategies for Alabama Power’s Customer Services Organization. The focus will be on ensuring the company provides superior service in every way it touches customers.

Nick Sellers

Sellers, in his new role, will focus on Alabama Power’s business operations in the southwest region of the state. He will lead the company’s Mobile Division team in providing excellent customer service, supporting the community and partnering in the region’s economic development efforts. During the transition period, he is still a Southern Power employee.

Saxon began his career in 1974 as a co-op student at Alabama Power’s sister company, Gulf Power. Over time he took on positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, safety and health, risk services, labor relations, economic development, division operations, and corporate and financial planning. Saxon also worked at sister company Georgia Power as a region manager.

Saxon moved to Alabama Power in 2003 to become Southeast Division vice president. He has served as Mobile Division vice president since 2010. He and his wife, Phyllis, have two married daughters and three grandchildren.

Sellers began his career at Alabama Power in 2003 as federal legislative relations director. He served as assistant to the president and CEO before moving into leadership assignments, including vice president of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs and vice president of Corporate Relations.

Sellers was named to his current position at Southern Power in 2017. He also served as Southern Power vice president of External and Regulatory Affairs and senior vice president of Project Development and Construction. Sellers and his wife, Julie, have three children.

Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), provides reliable, affordable electricity to more than 1.4 million customers across the state. Learn more at

(This article originally appeared in the Saturday, July 14 issue of the Demopolis Times.)