Mark S. Lantrip - Southern Company


President & Chief Executive Officer of Southern Company Services, Inc.

Mark Lantrip serves as president and CEO of Southern Company Services Inc., overseeing the company’s information technology, supply chain management and marketing, innovation and planning. He is also responsible for PowerSecure, Southern Company’s distributed infrastructure development company; Southern Linc Wireless, the company’s wireless telecommunications provider; and Southern Telecom, the company’s wholesale  fiber optic network provider. 

Prior to assuming his current role in February 2014, Lantrip served as executive vice president of finance and treasurer of Southern Company Services and treasurer of Southern Company with responsibility for financial planning and analysis, enterprise risk management, trust finance, capital markets and treasury. 

Lantrip joined Southern Company in 1981 as an analyst in the corporate planning department of Gulf Power and progressed through various areas of responsibility at both Georgia Power and Southern Company Services. 

In 1994, he was named manager of  financial planning and analysis at Southern Company Services and was promoted in 1999 to director of financial planning and analysis. In that role, he was responsible for delivering Southern Company’s financial plan and stewarding Southern Company’s financial policy, providing leadership and financial input to executive management on strategy, goals and other financial decisions. 

Lantrip was promoted to vice president of financial planning and risk management in 2004, consolidating responsibility for the company’s financial planning and enterprise risk management activities. In 2007, he became vice president of finance and treasurer of Southern Company Services and treasurer of Southern Company. He was promoted to senior vice president later that year and executive vice president in 2010. 

Lantrip holds a B.A. from Southern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from the University of West Florida. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children and four grandchildren.