Senior Vice President and President of Nicor Gas
Elizabeth W. "Beth" Reese was named president of Nicor Gas, the largest natural gas distributor in Illinois and senior vice president for AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS), a national leader in the energy sector, in June 2012.
Reese is responsible for ensuring that natural gas – an American, abundant, affordable and clean energy source – safely and reliably reaches more than 2.2 million homes and businesses in 656 northern Illinois communities.
Since joining AGL Resources in 2000, Reese has focused her business acumen on growing the company and delivering an exceptional customer experience to natural gas consumers. She has served as vice president of business innovation, customer service and finance and as controller. Prior to joining AGL Resources, she was a senior manager for the worldwide accounting and consulting firm of Deloitte LLP.
Reese is the first woman to serve as president of Nicor Gas and as a champion for diversity-related programs she chairs AGL Resources' LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, Acceptance, Diversity) Council and is a member of The Chicago Network. She is on the board of directors for the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and is passionate about charitable causes that make a positive impact on communities in Illinois.
In addition to her philanthropic work, Reese proudly supports community and economic development initiatives as treasurer of The Economic Club of Chicago, as a member of the board of directors for the Center for Energy Workforce Development and as a member of The Commercial Club of Chicago.
Reese is a graduate of St. Andrews Presbyterian College and the University of Georgia. She lives in Naperville with her husband and daughter.
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.