Marie D. Mouchet, 2009 Honoree

Vice president, CIO, Southern Company Generation; CIO, Southern Nuclear and Southern Power
Southern Co.
Birmingham, , Ala.
First job:
"Baby-sitting. I would make 50 cents an hour and thought I was rich!"
What do you love about IT?
"Because technology is changing so quickly, it is exciting and fun to be in this industry. It challenges your mind and you have to be a continuous learner to stay ahead. I always wanted to be a 'professional student' -- now I have to be."
Favorite sport:
"I love women's basketball. I've had the pleasure of watching my daughters play. My youngest daughter is in high school with a year left. My oldest daughter played at Georgia Tech, worked as a Lady Vols assistant athletic director, and is now with the WN
Favorite ice cream flavor:
Chocolate chip cookie dough
Favorite TV show:
"I enjoy watching any Law and Order show as well as The Closer."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Lead by example and win with people. Great leaders build high-performance diverse teams, are change agents, are visionary, focus on planning and strategy development, communicate relentlessly, inspire excitement and enthusiasm and recognize the value of
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