Vice President, Retail Energy, Southern Company Gas and
Senior Vice President, Risk and Asset Management, SouthStar
Michael Nieman was named vice president, Retail Energy for Southern Company Gas (formerly AGL Resources) and senior vice president, Risk and Asset Management for SouthStar Energy Services in December 2011. He is responsible for all physical and financial trading to support the company's commercial asset optimization and risk management activities.
Previously, Nieman served as senior vice president, Commercial Operations for SouthStar Energy Services, a subsidiary of Southern Company Gas. He has held numerous positions within SouthStar, including managing director of Commercial Operations, director of Industrial Markets, manager of Business Development and manager of Liquid Fuels.
He started his 20-year career in the natural gas industry as a rate analyst at the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia and began his career with Southern Company Gas in 1994.
Nieman currently serves on the board of the Mountain Park Athletic Association in Lilburn, Ga. overseeing the annual operating budgets for baseball, softball, football, basketball, lacrosse and cheerleading sports programs for more than 1,000 children in the local community. In conjunction with this non-profit athletic association, Nieman has also coached both recreational and travel baseball teams for more than 10 years. Nieman previously served on the Board of Directors for Camp Fire USA.
Nieman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Florida State University. He received his Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Mercer University. Nieman was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society at Mercer University.
Nieman lives in Lilburn, Ga. with his wife and four children.
About Southern Company Gas
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 4.5 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. 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.