Senior Vice President, Planning and Business Services
Melvin D. Williams was named senior vice president, planning and business services, for AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS) in December 2011. He is responsible for forecasting, scheduling and dispatching field personnel; setting strategy for systems to support field operations; and enabling standardization through the company's supply chain and fleet organizations.
With the company for 22 years, Mr. Williams previously served as vice president and general manager, Atlanta Gas Light and Florida City Gas. In this role he oversaw field operations in Port St. Lucie, Brevard and Hialeah, Fla., and much of the Atlanta Gas Light territory in Georgia outside of metro Atlanta.
Mr. Williams has a depth of operations and regulatory experience and has held various roles in the company. As director of new business development, he was responsible for managing and developing marketing programs that attracted new business ventures, operations and activities by providing products and services for audiences who interface with the natural gas utility. As director of regulatory affairs, Mr. Williams took on the role of advocate for the company's regulatory policies before the Georgia and Florida public service commissions. His responsibilities included developing and implementing state regulatory policy and strategy for the corporation.
Mr. Williams is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy and on the board of the Associated Gas Distributors of Florida and the Florida Natural Gas Association. He actively supports numerous community and youth organizations in both Georgia and Florida.
A Savannah native, Mr. Williams received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Savannah State University in 1987. He is the youngest son of Johnny and Retha Williams of Savannah.
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. As the nation's largest natural gas-only distributor based on customer count, AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves more than 1.5 million retail customers through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Nicor National, which market 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.