Vice President, Retail Energy, AGL Resources and
Senior Vice President, Risk and Asset Management, SouthStar Energy Services
Michael Nieman was named vice president, Retail Energy for AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) 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 AGL Resources. 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 AGL Resources 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 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.