President of Retail Energy, AGL Resources
President and CEO, SouthStar Energy Services
Michael Braswell was named president of retail energy for AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS) in December 2011. He is responsible for ensuring the expansion and continued success of AGL Resources' retail energy operations in multiple states. To that end, he continues to serve as CEO of SouthStar Energy Services, LLC, a joint venture between AGL Resources and Piedmont Natural Gas Company. SouthStar serves more than half a million customers.
Mr. Braswell has more than 20 years of experience in the natural gas industry, working in both regulated and deregulated environments. Prior to being named CEO of SouthStar, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for SouthStar. He also has held positions as vice president, retail markets, and as vice president, customer service and strategic planning.
Before joining SouthStar, Mr. Braswell held various key positions over a 10-year period with AGL Resources, working in marketing, sales management, rates and strategic planning.
Mr. Braswell 's commitment to giving back to the communities that SouthStar serves has resulted in his team of employee volunteers receiving national and local awards for outstanding community service.
A graduate of Georgia Tech, Mr. Braswell earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. He later earned a master of business administration degree (concentration in finance) from Georgia State University.
He resides in Atlanta with his wife and four children.
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.