Vice President, Operations, Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas
Wendell Dallas was named vice president of operations for Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas in December 2011. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, which includes safety, compliance, operational excellence and the financial performance of these utilities as they meet the energy needs of more than 700,000 customers. Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas are subsidiaries of Southern Company Gas (formerly AGL Resources), the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States based on customer count.
Dallas has more than 20 years of operations, management and engineering experience in the natural gas industry. Previously, he served as vice president, economic and community development, and was responsible for the company's economic and community development efforts throughout its eight-state footprint, providing strategic leadership for customer economic development projects.
Prior to that, Dallas served as vice president and general manager of Atlanta Gas Light, where he was responsible for operations and market development of the company. He joined Atlanta Gas Light in 2000 as a service area manager in Macon, and shortly thereafter served as region manager for southeast Georgia in Savannah.
Dallas came to Atlanta Gas Light from El Paso Energy's Macon office, where he was an operations supervisor. In that role, he was responsible for the operations of the natural gas transmission pipeline facilities in central Georgia.
In September 2013, Dallas received the Multicultural Leadership Award by the Georgia Diversity Council for his commitment to the advancement of his peers within the organization and community.
Dallas also serves on a number of non-profit, community and industry boards. He is a gubernatorial appointee to the State of Georgia's Workforce Investment Board, where he serves as chairman of the board and previously as vice chairman. He is also chairman of the board for Gwinnett Technical College and Communities in Schools of Georgia.
He serves on the boards of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Auburn University's Engineering Alumni Council and the executive council for the Center for Energy Workforce Development.
Dallas is a graduate of Leadership Georgia, Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Savannah.
Dallas, a native of Opelika, Ala., earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University. He, his wife and their three children reside in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
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.