Southern Company has appointed Jon Boscia and Warren Hood Junior to its board of directors.

Mr Boscia is the recently retired chairman and CEO of Lincoln Financial Group and Mr Hood is the chairman and CEO of Hood Companies. He served as a director on Mississippi Power’s board from 2004 until December 6, 2007.

Mr Boscia joined Lincoln Financial Group in 1983 as vice president of investment management and strategic planning for Lincoln National Pension. He worked in a number of positions before being selected as president and CEO of parent company Lincoln Financial Group in 1998 and chairman in 2001.

David Ratcliffe, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company, said: Warren Hood and Jon Boscia bring tremendous knowledge and experience to our board. Warren served us well on our Mississippi Power board and has long been recognized for his leadership role in the state of Mississippi. Jon’s extensive background in finance, investment management and information technology will be a great asset to our board.