R. Lindsay Thomas AGL Resources

R. Lindsay Thomas
Senior Vice President, Governmental Relations

Lindsay Thomas was named senior vice president, governmental relations, for AGL Resources in May 2002. In his role, Thomas manages the federal, state, and local governmental affairs for the company in six states where AGL Resources owns and operates natural gas utilities well as other energy and infrastructure holdings.

Prior to joining AGL Resources, Thomas served for six years as president and chief executive officer of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. During his tenure, Thomas led the chamber through its largest membership growth in history, increasing members from 1,800 to 3,100. In 2001, Thomas’ Georgia Chamber of Commerce efforts were rewarded when Georgia Trend magazine named Thomas the state’s most respected CEO.

Prior to his work for the chamber, Thomas represented the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as the director of state governmental affairs. Thomas’ professional career also includes service as U.S. Congressman from Georgia’s first district from 1982 to 1993.

In 1998, President Bill Clinton named Thomas as the Federal Commissioner of the Georgia, Florida, and Alabama Tri-State Water Compacts where he served in this role from June 1998 until October 2002. Thomas was recently elected chair of the Georgia Corporation for Economic Development, a public private sector marketing initiative.

Thomas is an alumnus of both Leadership Savannah and Leadership Georgia. He was awarded the J.W. Fanning Leadership Award and the Zell Miller Public Policy Leadership Award by the Georgia Economic Developers Association. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Although Thomas, a south Georgia native, and his wife reside in Atlanta, he still maintains the family farm and home at Grace Acres Farm in Screven, Georgia.