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, 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, 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.
Batson has 29 years of professional experience with AGL Resources. Prior to his previous role, 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.
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 – provided 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, Central Atlanta Progress, Council for Quality Growth, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and he serves as the Chair for the Georgia Chamber Energy & Natural Resources Policy Committee, Grady Health System Board of Visitors, the Technical College System of Georgia and formerly on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta. He is a member of Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2004, and Leadership Georgia, Class of 1997.
Batson received his bachelor's degree of civil engineering from Clemson University and is a registered professional engineer. He also holds a master's in technology management from Mercer University.
Batson lives in Sandy Springs, 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 and midstream operations. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves more than one million retail customers through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Pivotal Home Solutions, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. AGL Resources is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit aglresources.com.