Gulfport, Miss. – Mississippi Power has announced that Cedrick Hurd will assume the role of Northern Division Manager, effective immediately.
Hurd replaces Michael Harvey who was recently named the company’s Director of Environmental Affairs and Shared Services.
“I’m excited about this opportunity and ready to get to work,” said Hurd. “Michael has done a great job and I look forward to continuing our operations success and community partnerships for our customers here in the Northern Division.”
A native of Pascagoula, Hurd has worked in the Southern Company system for 18 years with roles of increasing responsibility across various business units. He started his career at Mississippi Power in 2004 as an Accounting Systems Analyst, then as a Buyer for Materials and Procurement as well as a Contracts Agent.
He transferred to Southern Company Services IT in 2013 as a Contracts and Vendor Manager before returning to Mississippi Power in 2016 as the Jackson County Area Manager. He has been the Major Accounts Manager in Marketing since 2020.
Hurd has also been active in the community through his various roles, including overseeing logistics during storm events. He has bachelor’s degrees in accounting and management information systems from the University of Southern Mississippi as well as a master’s degree in information technology from Mississippi State University.
Now in its 97th year of operations, Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and affordable energy for nearly 191,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Mississippi Power recently was a recipient of the Community Partner Impact Award from the Center for Energy Workforce Development for its innovative and ongoing efforts to build a diverse workforce. With nearly 160 megawatts of approved solar energy capacity, Mississippi Power is the largest partner in providing renewable energy in the state of Mississippi. Visit our websites at mississippipower.com and mississippipowernews.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.