Senior Vice President, Southern Operations
President of Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas and Florida City Gas
Bryan Batson was named president of Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas and Florida City Gas, and senior vice president, Southern Operations for AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS) in September 2012. In this role, Mr. Batson will oversee all aspects of operations for the three utilities in AGL Resources' Southern region, which serve approximately 1.7 million customers in three states.
Previously, Mr. Batson served as senior vice president of Commercial Operations for AGL Resources where he was responsible for delivering service to enable top-line growth and customer experience for the company's 4.5 million customers served by its seven natural gas distribution companies, as well as for setting regulatory and legislative strategy for the enterprise.
Mr. Batson has 27 years of professional experience with AGL Resources. Prior to his previous role, Mr. Batson served as senior vice president, governmental and regulatory affairs, providing executive oversight and coordination of all governmental and regulatory matters that impact the company's regulated utilities.
Mr. Batson also served as senior vice president, external affairs, a position he held from 2004 until 2009. His many positions held with the company, including vice president of regulatory compliance and affairs, director of state regulatory affairs where he represented the company before the Georgia Public Service Commission, division engineer, division manager and service center manager â€“ provide him a unique perspective on how to exceed customer expectations and foster productive relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
He has served on a variety of non-profit and industry boards and currently serves on the board of directors for the AGL Resources Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta and the Grady Health System Board of Visitors. He is a member of Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2004, and Leadership Georgia, Class of 1997.
Mr. Batson received his bachelor of civil engineering from Clemson University and is a registered professional engineer. He also holds a master in technology management from Mercer University.
Mr. Batson lives in Snellville, Ga., with his wife, Kathleen, and daughter, India.
About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. As the nation's largest natural gas-only distributor based on customer count, AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves more than 1.5 million retail customers through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Nicor National, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities, and ownership of Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and Caribbean region. AGL Resources is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.