Crosswhite earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1984 and a juris doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1987. He became a partner at Balch & Bingham, specializing in energy law, before joining Southern Company in 2004 as a senior vice president and general counsel.
Crosswhite joined Alabama Power in 2006 in the same roles and was promoted two years later to executive vice president for external affairs, overseeing regulatory, economic development, community relations, public relations and environmental affairs for the company. He served as CEO of Florida-based Gulf Power from 2010 to 2012. He returned to Southern Company as chief operating officer before taking over for McCrary as CEO of Alabama Power in 2014.
Crosswhite has served on the executive committee of the Birmingham Business Alliance, and on the boards of the University of Alabama Law School Foundation and the Virginia Samford Theatre. He is also a graduate of Leadership Alabama.
Crosswhite and his wife, Jane Emily, have two sons.
- Tomberlin, Michael (February 11, 2014) "McCrary retiring from Alabama Power, Crosswhite named new CEO." The Birmingham News