ATLANTA — Southern Company has made two changes to the company’s executive management team.
Bryan D. Anderson, vice president of governmental affairs for Southern Company, has been elevated to senior vice president of governmental affairs. In this role, Anderson will continue managing Southern Company’s Washington, D.C., office and directing the company’s political, policy and regulatory activities. His new role takes effect immediately.
Christina H. “Christy” Ihrig, currently director of corporate communication for subsidiary Mississippi Power, has been named vice president of corporate communication for Southern Company. In her new role, Ihrig will lead all aspects of external and internal communication strategy for Southern Company. Ihrig will assume her new position Jan. 1.
Anderson, 48, joined Southern Company in 2010. Immediately prior to that, he served as The Coca-Cola Company’s vice president of government relations and public affairs. In that role, he was the company’s primary representative to the White House, Congress, federal agencies, trade associations and major coalitions on U.S. public policy issues. He also oversaw strategic planning, budget development and administration for the company’s Washington office. Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Anderson served in the law offices of Sumner and Hewes in Atlanta and O’Connor and Hannan in Washington.
Ihrig, 41, joined Southern Company in 1998 and has held leadership roles at Southern Company and subsidiaries Mississippi Power, Georgia Power and Southern Company Energy Marketing in media relations, executive and investor communications, external affairs and issues management. Ihrig previously worked in communication roles for Sempra Energy and its regulated utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company, as well as Sharp HealthCare. She began her career at Emory Healthcare.
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