Chairman, President and CEO of Southern Company Gas, Jim Kerr, has been recognized by the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA) with the 2023 Diversity Champion Award. This award recognizes a dedicated leader that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the legal profession. Kerr has displayed his commitment to the Asian Pacific American Islander community and other minority attorneys internally and externally, and serves as an executive sponsor for Southern Company’s Moving to Equity framework.
Kerr was honored to be recognized alongside Southern Company Gas Board Member, and Executive Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Phillips 66 Vanessa Sutherland. Vanessa was recognized by GAPABA with the 2023 Corporate Leadership Award. Sutherland is well-deserving of this award, with more than 25 years of experience in government and industry.