Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Southern Company Gas
Beth Reese is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Southern Company Gas (formerly AGL Resources). In this role, Reese directs finance, accounting and business planning functions for all of Southern Company Gas' businesses. In addition to leading the financial stewardship of the company, Reese also serves as president of Southern Company Gas Services. As president of the services company, Reese provides a single point of contact within Southern Company Gas for the organizations that are directed by Southern Company Services. She also provides guidance regarding the vision, strategy and direction of the company as a member of the Southern Company Gas Management Council.
Formerly senior vice president of Southern Company Gas and president of Nicor Gas, Reese was the first woman to serve as president of the Illinois utility, the largest natural gas distribution company in that state. She also served as controller for Southern Company Gas and vice president over several of the company's functional areas, including operational planning and analysis, business innovation, customer service and finance. Prior to joining Southern Company Gas in 2000, Reese was a senior manager for the worldwide accounting and consulting firm of Deloitte LLP.
In addition to her business acumen, Reese is a champion for diversity-related programs. She was the first chair of Southern Company Gas' LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, Acceptance, Diversity) Council and during her tenure in Illinois was a member of The Chicago Network. She also served on the board of directors for the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and the board of trustees for The Field Museum of Natural History. Reese was featured in the May 2016 edition of CFO magazine, featuring "Leaning In: Women in Finance," and she currently serves on the CFO Roundtable Advisory Board and is a member of the Committee of 200.
Reese received her bachelor's degree from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and her master's degree in accounting from University of 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.