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Patrick Murphy to lead Alabama Power’s Mobile division

Alabama Power Company on Wednesday announced that Patrick Murphy has been named as the company’s Mobile division vice president, effective January 1.

Murphy will focus on Alabama Power’s business operations in the southwest region of the state through his new role. He will lead the company’s Mobile division team in customer service, community relations and regional economic development efforts.

Alabama Power CEO Mark Crosswhite said in a statement, “Patrick is a strong leader with a proven track record of helping grow Alabama and its economy through recruiting new business and industries.”

“His talents will be of great value to the communities in our Mobile Division,” Crosswhite added.

Currently serving as Alabama Power’s vice president of marketing and economic development, Murphy leads the company’s growth initiatives for generating revenue through sales, technical support, commercial business development and economic and community development. He is also responsible for Alabama Power’s major accounts in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors.

Murphy joined Alabama Power in 2011 as a senior project manager. Prior to joining the company, he was the senior vice president of economic development for the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA). In that position, he led business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts in the Magic City’s seven-county metropolitan area.

However, his economic development endeavors do not stop there.

A graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in finance, Murphy is the current past president of the Economic Development Association of Alabama and he serves on the board of directors for the Auburn University Harbert College of Business, the Government and Economic Development Institute at Auburn University and the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation. Additionally, the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham and the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club are among the numerous civic organizations in which he is involved. Murphy was a member of the Leadership Alabama class of 2018.

Murphy will fill the vacancy left by Nick Sellers recently departing Alabama Power’s Mobile division to become the CEO of The World Games 2021, which will be held in Birmingham.

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn