Senior Vice President, AGL Resources and President, Nicor Gas
Melvin D. Williams was named president of Nicor Gas, the largest natural gas distributor in Illinois, and senior vice president of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) in May 2015.
Williams is responsible for ensuring that natural gas – an American, abundant, affordable and clean energy source – safely and reliably reaches more than 2.1 million homes and businesses in 656 northern Illinois communities.
Williams has been with AGL Resources for more than 27 years and has a depth of knowledge in all facets of natural gas distribution. He has held positions in numerous areas during his career at AGL Resources, including sales and new business development, regulatory affairs, utility operations and financial planning and analysis. He previously served as senior vice president of planning and business services operations, and also held the position of vice president and general manager for Atlanta Gas Light and Florida City Gas.
Williams is a champion for leadership development and for diversity and inclusion. He serves on AGL Resources' LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, Acceptance, and Diversity) Council, is on the national board of directors of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, and is chair of the Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council.
He actively supports numerous community and youth organizations and is passionate about charitable causes that impact communities positively. He is on the board of directors for United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta and AGL Resources Foundation. Williams also serves on the board of trustees of The Field Museum of Chicago and is a member of The Commercial Club of Chicago and its Civic Committee; The Executives' Club of Chicago; The Chicago Club; The Executive Leadership Council; The Economic Club of Chicago; and Chicago United.
Williams received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Savannah State University.
About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company which owns and operates natural gas utilities, as well as retail energy and services, wholesale services and midstream businesses. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves more than one million retail customers through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Pivotal Home Solutions, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. AGL Resources is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit aglresources.com.