Jim Fletcher

Jim Fletcher
Vice President, External Affairs
Southern Operations

Southern Company Gas

Jim Fletcher is vice president of external affairs for Southern Operations at Southern Company Gas. In this role, Fletcher is responsible for regulatory and state government affairs, community relations and economic development for Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas. Southern Company Gas is a subsidiary of Southern Company.

To ensure a smooth transition with the pending sale of Gulf Power to NextEra Energy – and until the transaction is finalized – Fletcher also continues to serve as the vice president of external affairs and corporate services at Gulf Power. In this role, Fletcher is responsible for the company's external endeavors including regulatory affairs, governmental relations, environmental affairs, corporate communications, generation resource planning, as well as the security, facilities and real estate organizations.

Before assuming his Southern Company Gas and Gulf Power roles, Fletcher served as Georgia Power's vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs and was also responsible for managing Georgia Power's activities with the Georgia Public Service Commission.

Fletcher began his career at Georgia Power as a cooperative education student in 1985 and has held a variety of positions, including customer service supervisor at the central customer care center, key account manager on the central sales team, team manager of the central key account team, manager of the statewide customer choice team and manager of regulatory affairs.

Fletcher currently serves on the board of trustees with the West Florida Hospital and Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the board of directors with the Associated Industries of Florida, the board of governors with the Ronald McDonald House, the Pensacola Chamber Foundation Board and the advisory board for Step Up for Students. Fletcher also is a supporter and volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

A native of Macon, Ga., Fletcher is a graduate of Auburn University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business, specializing in industrial and operations management.
Fletcher resides in Gulf Breeze with his family.

November 2018


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Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in 4 states. Other nonutility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at southerncompanygas.com.