Novak, Scivley named new officers

Published 2:32 pm Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Alabama Power board of directors has elected Ken Novak as vice president with responsibility for economic and community development.

In addition, Don Scivley has been elected vice president with responsibility for energy sales and efficiency.

Novak was most recently manager of economic and community development for Alabama Power, responsible for active recruitment of companies to the state and the management of the company’s community development efforts.  He has more than 19 years of economic development experience.

Novak began his career with Alabama Power in 1981 as junior engineer in Birmingham. He progressed through supervisory and management positions in power generation and in the company’s headquarters before joining the economic and community development department.

Novak received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Alabama in 1981 and earned an MBA from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1989. He is currently a board vice president of the Economic Development Association of Alabama.

Novak and his wife, Sandy, have a daughter, Kathryn.

Most recently marketing director for Alabama Power, Scivley was responsible for establishing strategic direction for marketing and sales through market planning, economic evaluation, sales development, sales support, power contracts and power quality. He was also responsible for developing and implementing energy efficiency programs.

Scivley began his career with Alabama Power in 1984 as a junior accountant in the Western Division based in Tuscaloosa. He progressed though several supervisory and management positions, having served as the assistant to the executive vice president of Alabama Power’s customer service organization and the assistant to the senior vice president of Marketing and Customer Service, before assuming his previous assignment.

Scivley is a graduate of the University of Alabama.