A flurry of activity and an enormous spike of readership on our post originally published in 2020 about the need for Crosswhite to resign or retire, brought an interesting claim from reliable sources this evening: Mark A. Crosswhite, the Chairman and CEO of Alabama Power, has been shown the door.
Is the unsubstantiated claim true or not?
We, the CDLU, called Southern Company directly.
We asked if Crosswhite had resigned, retired, or been fired? At first the spokesperson said he “couldn’t say” and suggested we call Alabama Power directly.
After we pointed out that Southern Company is the parent company, flustered Schuyler the spokesman said, “It’s not true.”
Did the potential leak disrupt an orchestrated announcement for Friday or later date?
Other sources claim a wave of retirements from Alabama Power is coming. Does the short list include Crosswhite?
With the Matrix Meltdown, Crosswhite has gone from the most powerful man in Alabama to the most laughed-about executive in the Southeast.
Photos of Crosswhite having cocktails with U.S . Attorney Jay E. Town allegedly at the height of the North Birmingham Bribery Trial derailed Town’s political future, forced his disgraceful resignation, and started an alleged federal probe of obstruction of justice.
Now it appears that Crosswhite has been sacked. But then again it may or may not be true because the spokesperson “couldn’t say.”