Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, AGL Resources
President, AGL Resources Foundation
Melanie M. Platt is executive vice president and chief people officer for AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS). In this role she provides executive oversight for the AGL Resources enterprise functions of human resources, talent management and corporate communications. She also serves as president of the AGL Resources Foundation. In this role, she oversees the company's corporate giving strategy, focusing efforts on programs and activities that benefit the communities in which AGL Resources operates. Prior to joining AGL Resources in 1995, Platt practiced law with McKenna Long Aldridge. During her tenure, she worked closely with Atlanta Gas Light in the areas of corporate finance and securities.
Platt is active in community and volunteer organizations. She currently serves as Board Chair of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, and serves on the boards of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity (former chair), and the board of trustees of Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Platt also serves on the Advisory Council of the Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia, is an ambassador for Dress for Success-Atlanta, and is a member of Leadership Atlanta (Class of 2004). Platt has served on the Emory University Board of Visitors (former chair), the executive committee of the board of Central Atlanta Progress, the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, and the board of governors of The Southern Institute for Business and Professional Ethics. She was a member of the Governor's State Health Benefits Plan Task Force, and was the chair of the board of trustees at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church.
In recognition of her professional and civic contributions, Platt was named a Woman of Excellence by Business to Business magazine, and is a member of the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers. She has also received the Trumpet Awards Foundation High Heels in High Places award, and the Racial Justice Award from Women Looking Ahead magazine. Platt received her bachelor’s degree with high honors from Emory University and earned her juris doctor from Emory University School of Law, where she served as an executive editor of the Emory Law Journal. Currently she is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association.
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. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves approximately 630,000 retail energy customers and approximately 1.2 million customer service contracts through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Pivotal Home Solutions, respectively, which markets 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.