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Governor Bentley Taps Mark Crosswhite To Chair Inaugural Festivities

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Alabama Political Reporter

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MONTGOMERY – Following his re-election on Tuesday, Governor Robert Bentley announced today the appointment of Mark Crosswhite of Birmingham to serve as chairman of his 2015 Inaugural Committee.

Mr. Crosswhite is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Alabama Power Company, which provides electricity to more than 1.4 million customers across the state. He is chairman of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama. He serves on several corporate, civic, and non-profit boards, including Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc., Birmingham Business Alliance, the University of Alabama Law School Foundation, and the Virginia Samford Theatre. He is a member of the President’s Cabinet of the University of Alabama and a graduate of Leadership Alabama. Born in Decatur, Ala., Mr. Crosswhite earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a J.D degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.

“I’m so glad my friend Mark has accepted this position,” Governor Bentley said. “Inauguration is a special time for Alabamians where we can come together and celebrate all the things that make this state so great, regardless of our political affiliations.”

The Inaugural Committee will oversee all activities relating to the gubernatorial inauguration on January 19, 2015. The Committee will release more details concerning events as they are planned.

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