President, Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas, Senior Vice President, Southern Company Gas
Bryan Batson is the president of Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas, and senior vice president for Southern Company Gas. In this role, Batson oversees all aspects of operations for the two natural gas utilities in Southern Company Gas’ southern region, which serve approximately 1.7 million customers in two states. He also is a member of the Southern Company Gas Management Council.
Previously, Batson served as senior vice president of commercial operations for Southern Company Gas where he was responsible for delivering service to enable top-line growth and customer experience for the company’s 4.2 million customers served by its seven natural gas distribution companies, as well as for setting regulatory and legislative strategy for the enterprise.
Batson has more than 32 years of professional experience with Southern Company Gas and he has held leadership roles as senior vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs, senior vice president of external affairs, vice president of regulatory compliance and affairs, director of state regulatory affairs, division engineer, division manager and service center manager.
He has served on a variety of non-profit and industry boards. He currently serves on the boards of directors for Southern Company Gas’ Private Foundation; Central Atlanta Progress; the Georgia Nature Conservancy; Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta; Council for Quality Growth; and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves as the chairman for the Georgia Chamber Energy & Natural Resources Policy Committee; Technical College System of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees; and serves on the Atlanta Committee for Progress Community and Government Affairs Advisory Council. Batson is a member of the Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2004; and Leadership Georgia, Class of 1997.
Batson received his bachelor’s degree of civil engineering from Clemson University and is a registered professional engineer. He also holds a master’s in technology management from Mercer University.
Batson lives in Sandy Springs, Ga., with his wife, Kathleen, and daughter, India.