K-Rob Thomas ’01

Transmission Construction General  Manager at Alabama Power

K-Rob Thomas ’01, transmission construction general manager at Alabama Power Co., is the recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes extraordinary accomplishments by a member of the Auburn Family age 40 or under. Following graduation from Auburn in 2001, K-Rob Thomas joined Southern Co. as a transmission line maintenance engineer. In a short amount of time he has progressed through many roles within Southern Co. and currently serves as transmission construction general manager for Alabama Power in the company’s Birmingham headquarters. A mentor to students and member of the College of Engineering’s advisory council, Thomas established the Dennis Weatherby Annual Scholarship Award, named for the founding director of Auburn’s Minority Engineering Program, through the Alabama Power Academic Excellence Program. Thomas and his wife, Marcia, live in Hoover.