- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - After a 37-year career at Alabama Power, Steve R. Spencer has been elected president of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.

The EDPA announced Tuesday that Spencer will succeed Bill Taylor, who is retiring after serving as EDPA’s president since 2009. Spencer will become EDPA president on April 1.

According to a news release from the EDPA, Spencer previously served as executive vice president of Alabama Power, where he was responsible for all operations affecting Alabama Power’s 1.4 million customers, including economic development. He is a Birmingham native.

EDPA is a private, non-profit organization. Its focus is to help Alabama attract and retain industry by marketing and promoting the state as a business location, and to provide information to companies looking for sites.

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