Jim Kibler serves as president of Virginia Natural Gas. In this role, he is responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern Virginia. In addition to ensuring outstanding service for VNG customers, Kibler oversees the company’s system growth and expansion and community involvement. He also is a member of the Southern Company Gas Management Council.
In his previous role, Kibler served as senior vice president of external affairs and public policy for Southern Company Gas, directing the company’s overall public policy initiatives.
Before joining Southern Company Gas in January 2005, Kibler was an energy and telecommunications attorney in private legal practice, where he counseled clients in acquiring, permitting and operating energy infrastructure. Additionally, he served as special counsel to the Commonwealth of Virginia on various matters.
Kibler serves on the boards of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Hampton Roads Business Roundtable, Special Olympics Virginia and Our Nation’s Energy Future, an organization of leading companies across the natural gas value chain working to reduce methane emissions. In addition, he serves on the Region Five Council of the Growth & Opportunity Virginia, executive committee of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and advisory board of The Mead Endowment at The University of Virginia. He also serves as Vice Rector of the Board of Visitors at Radford University.
Kibler is past chair of the American Gas Association’s legislative committee and task force on energy and environment, as well as the Southern States Energy Board’s associate members program. He is a past member of the board of trustees of The Georgia Conservancy and advisory council of the Trust for Public Lands in Georgia.
Kibler earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree, with honors, from the University of Richmond. He is rated AV/Preeminent™ for legal ability and ethics by Martindale Hubbell®.
Kibler and his wife, both Virginia natives, live in Virginia Beach with their family.