The executive vice president of Southern Company's engineering and construction services organization, Paula Marino, has been inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame honors individuals for outstanding accomplishments in the field of engineering who have significantly contributed to the betterment of their communities.
"Engineering is an extremely important profession," Marino said. "I want to leave a legacy in my field and I strive to do that each day through the people I touch and the work I do."
Marino began her Southern Company career in 1993 and progressed through various roles in distribution, transmission, fossil-hydro generation and nuclear generation. Marino earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University.
She currently sits on Auburn's Alumni Engineering Council, UAB's Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering advisory board and the Center for Energy Workforce Development board of directors. As a founding member of Auburn's 100 Women Strong, Marino advises faculty and encourages students and engineers who are just beginning their careers.