Shannon O. Pierce

Anthony Oni
Vice President, Corporate Communications

Southern Company Gas

Anthony Oni serves as vice president of corporate communications for Southern Company Gas. In this role, he sets the strategic direction for the company's public and media relations, employee and customer communications, brand and creative, as well as digital and social initiatives. Southern Company Gas is a subsidiary of Southern Company, currently serving approximately 4.2 million customers.

Before assuming his current position, Oni served as the director of digital strategy and communications for Alabama Power Company and was responsible for developing innovative solutions to enhance the customer experience through digital transformation. Under his leadership, Alabama Power ranked highest in the J.D. Power 2018 Utility Digital Experience Study. In addition, Oni led the company’s unregulated retail business unit, Appliance Sales and Service, in creating the company's first native eCommerce solution, Smart Neighbor.

Oni joined Alabama Power Company in 2002 as a public relations intern and later held positions of increasing responsibility within the areas of public relations, economic development, external affairs and other community-focused efforts. He also supported the Alabama Power Foundation and served as an assistant to two executive vice presidents.

Oni is currently a member of the Newcomen Society of Alabama. He has served as president and chair for the Rotaract Club of Birmingham, founding member and chair of TechBirmingham and founding member of Bronze Valley, TechAlabama and the Birmingham Change Fund. He also has served as chairman for United Way of Central Alabama and volunteered for Better Basics, a children's literacy enhancement program.

His professional accolades include being selected for the University of Birmingham in Alabama Leadership Class and the prestigious fellowship program at The Aspen Institute.

Oni earned a bachelor's degree in business and computer science from Auburn University. He is a graduate of the Alabama Power Development Leadership Class and has completed executive education programs for disruptive innovation and finance at Harvard University.

Oni and his wife, Alesha, are the proud parents of sons, Eli and Ian.

February 2019


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 4.2 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