Senior Vice President and Senior Production Officer
Dana Claburn serves as senior vice president and senior production officer for Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. Southern Power is America's premier wholesale energy partner, meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and other energy customers with one of the fastest growing clean energy portfolios in the U.S. In this position, Claburn oversees the operations of more than 13,500 megawatts of generating capacity across the country.
Claburn joined Southern Company in 1987 as a student engineer in Oneonta, Alabama. After graduation, she worked at NASA in Huntsville, Alabama, before rejoining Southern Company as an engineer in 1991. She has worked in an engineering capacity on the Hatch nuclear project and in system planning. She also served as project manager in generation development, as coal logistics supervisor in fuel services and as assistant to the executive vice president of Southern Power. In 2005, Claburn was named combinedcycle site manager at Southern Power's Plant Stanton in Orlando, Florida. She later also assumed responsibility for plants Oleander and DeSoto. In 2008, she became manager of market analysis and structuring for Southern Power, overseeing the business case analysis for new generation projects and acquisitions. In 2010, she became general manager of design in Southern Company's engineering and construction services organization.
Claburn's most recent role was director of human resources for the Southern Company operations organization. Claburn earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama and a master's degree from Samford University.