Mark Lantrip serves as the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Southern Company Services. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s unregulated and innovative business strategies. He oversees Southern Company’s industry-leading R&D organization and develops new technologies for the generation, delivery, and energy use. Lantrip also leads Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company.
Southern Power is America’s premier wholesale energy partner meeting municipalities’ needs, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, and large commercial and industrial customers with one of the fastest-growing clean energy portfolios in the U.S. He also oversees Power Secure, Southern Company’s distributed infrastructure development company. Power Secure is a leading developer of microgrids and resiliency products to commercial and industrial customers nationwide. Lantrip joined the company in 1981 as an analyst at Gulf Power and progressed through increasing levels of responsibilities at Georgia Power and Southern Company Services.
Prior to assuming his current role in 2014, Lantrip served as executive vice president of finance for Southern Company Services and Southern Company treasurer with responsibility for financial planning and analysis, enterprise risk management, trust finance, capital markets, and treasury. Lantrip is co-chair of the Institute for Electric Innovation, an Institute of the Edison Foundation focused on advancing the adoption of innovative and efficient technologies among electric utilities and their technology partners to transform the power grid.
He chairs the board of The Alliance for Transportation Electrification, a broad and diverse coalition of organizations that advocate for accelerating transportation electrification in all states across the country. Lantrip holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree from the University of West Florida. He and his wife Lisa have two children and four grandchildren.09.20.19
Chairman, President, and CEO of Southern Company Services, Inc. and Power Secure Chairman and CEO of Southern Power.