Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Cheryl W. Brakefield is vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer for Southern Nuclear Operating Company. In this role, Brakefield leads the organization in the development, coordination, management and communication of all financial and business operations matters at Southern Nuclear. She is a member of the Southern Nuclear management council. Prior to joining Southern Nuclear, Brakefield held numerous positions with other Southern Company subsidiaries in the areas of accounting, finance and auditing. Past positions include assistant to the chief financial officer of Southern Company and financial planning director for Alabama Power. Brakefield currently serves as the chairwoman of the Southern Nuclear Political Action Committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. In 2013, Brakefield completed the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Cambridge.