President, Retail Energy (SouthStar)
Michael Braswell is president of retail energy for Southern Company Gas (formerly AGL Resources). He is responsible for ensuring the expansion and continued success of Southern Company Gas' retail energy operations in multiple states. To that end, he continues to serve as CEO of SouthStar Energy Services, LLC, a company that serves more than 630,000 customers.
Braswell has more than 25 years of experience in the natural gas industry, working in both regulated and non-utility environments. Prior to being named CEO of SouthStar, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for SouthStar. He also has held positions as vice president, retail markets, and as vice president, customer service and strategic planning.
Before joining SouthStar, Braswell held various key positions over a 10-year period with Southern Company Gas, working in marketing, sales management, rates and strategic planning.
Braswell's commitment to giving back to the communities that SouthStar serves has resulted in his team of employee volunteers receiving national and local awards for outstanding community service.
A graduate of Georgia Tech, Braswell earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. He later earned a master of business administration degree (concentration in finance) from Georgia State University.
He resides in Atlanta with his wife and four children.
About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.5 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at southerncompanygas.com.