Vice President, C&I East
Sequent Energy Management
Steve Baum was named vice president, C&I East for Sequent Energy Management, in December 2011. He is responsible for growing the company's commercial and industrial accounts in the eastern region of the United States and delivering exceptional customer service to those customers. Sequent is a top-10 marketer of natural gas in the country and a subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS).
Mr. Baum joined AGL Resources in 2007 when AGL Resources acquired the company he co-founded, Compass Energy. He stayed on as vice president and guided its strong year-to-year growth and performance.
He began his natural gas career in 1987, joining Virginia Natural Gas as a gas purchaser before moving to the industrial marketing department. Mr. Baum joined CNG Retail in 1994 and held responsibility for growing commercial and industrial sales in the mid-Atlantic area. In 1997 he joined Dominion Resources as manager of new natural gas retail sales, electricity sales and energy consulting. This was the group that ultimately formed Compass Energy.
Mr. Baum earned a degree in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
He and his wife live in Kitty Hawk, NC. His two children attend his alma mater, Virginia Tech.
About Southern Company Gas
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