President, Pipeline Investments
Dat Tran was named president of pipeline investments for Southern Company Gas (formerly AGL Resources) in July 2016. Tran, who joined Southern Company Gas in August 2003, is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the company's investment in pipelines, including the oversight of existing pipeline assets and development of growth opportunities through expansions or mergers and acquisitions.
Tran has more than 23 years of legal and business experience in the energy, utilities and transportation sectors, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, commodities trading and marketing, and project development. Prior to joining Southern Company Gas, he was assistant general counsel for CMS Energy. He also has held senior legal and management positions with Duke Energy and Kinder Morgan Inc.
Tran is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Asian American Bar Association. He serves on the board of directors of Texas EquuSearch and the Asian American Bar Association Foundation of Houston.
Tran received his law degree, graduate degree in finance and undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut.
He resides in Houston with his wife and three 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.