Shannon O. Pierce

Shannon O. Pierce
Vice President, Operations

Nicor Gas

Shannon Pierce is vice president of operations for Nicor Gas, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company Gas. In this role, she is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for the company's Illinois natural gas operations, which include field service and distribution.

Since joining Southern Company Gas in 2004 as regulatory counsel for the company's legal activities with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Pierce has held additional leadership roles with increasing responsibility.

Prior to her current position, she served as vice president of external affairs for the southern operations division of Southern Company Gas, where she was responsible for regulatory and governmental affairs for three natural gas utilities: Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas and Florida City Gas. In addition, she led engagement efforts with retail natural gas marketers in Georgia.

In previous roles, Pierce also served as Southern Company Gas senior counsel for gas operations and interstate transactions; as well as southern operations managing director of regulatory affairs and marketer services and vice president of state and federal regulatory affairs.

Prior to joining Southern Company Gas, Pierce was an associate in the energy and utilities group at McGuire Woods LLP, based in Richmond, Va.

Pierce's involvement in the community includes serving as a member of the Virginia State Bar and American Association of Blacks in Energy. In addition, she has served on the board of directors for the Energy Bar Association Southern Chapter, where she previously held the title of president; and on the board of directors and executive committee for the YWCA of Greater Atlanta.

Pierce was honored as one of Atlanta Business League's 2017, 100 Women of Influence and named as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2014, 40 under 40.

Pierce received both her undergraduate and law degree from the University of Virginia, where she currently serves on the board of managers for the university's alumni association.

She is a native of Surry, Va.


August 2018


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