Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive
Ronald Lepionka was named senior vice president and chief audit executive of AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS) in December 2011. He is responsible for maintaining the company's internal audit function, which provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services.
Lepionka has more than 25 years of experience in accounting, planning, budgeting, finance, economic evaluation and start-ups. Previously, he was vice president and chief auditor of AGL Resources. Prior to that, Lepionka served as vice president and controller for Sequent Energy Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources headquartered in Houston.
Before joining Sequent, Lepionka served as vice president and controller for Mirant Americas and as operational controller at Mirant Americas Energy Marketing, where he coordinated and oversaw the company's energy trading accounting operation in the Americas. Lepionka also has held various positions with Consolidated Natural Gas.
Lepionka is a certified fraud examiner and a certified management accountant and also holds a certificate in risk management assurance. He is also a member of the Forensic Accounting Advisory Board at Georgia Southern University.
He graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in accounting and holds a master's degree in business administration from Robert Morris University.
Lepionka and his family reside in Atlanta.
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.