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Southern Company Gas names Virginia native Jim Kibler president of Virginia Natural Gas
ATLANTA – July 12, 2016 – Atlanta-based Southern Company Gas today announced the appointment of Jim Kibler to president of Virginia Natural Gas (VNG), effective immediately.
Kibler has served as Southern Company Gas’ senior vice president of external affairs and public policy since 2012. In his new role he is responsible for the delivery of safe and reliable natural gas to more than 290,000 customers in southeastern Virginia. In addition, he ensures outstanding service for VNG customers, oversees system growth and expansion, and promotes community involvement, among other duties. Kibler succeeds Robert Duvall, who will lead nationwide customer operations of Southern Company Gas.
“Robert has served with distinction as VNG’s president, and we are now fortunate to have him leading our customer-facing operations,” said Hank Linginfelter, executive vice president of distribution operations for Southern Company Gas. “Under Robert’s leadership, VNG was recognized for outstanding customer service, commitment to operating safely and a strong community presence. Jim will continue to focus on those key areas, and with his extensive experience in economic development and community engagement – and his love for his home state – he will provide outstanding leadership at VNG.”
Kibler joined Southern Company Gas in 2005. Prior to that, he served as outside counsel for VNG for 12 years. He holds a degree in history from the University of Virginia and a law degree from the University of Richmond. A native of Virginia, Kibler practiced law before joining Southern Company Gas. He has served on a number of non-profit boards in Virginia and Atlanta.
About Virginia Natural Gas
Virginia Natural Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Virginia Natural Gas provides natural gas service to 290,000 customers in southeast Virginia. For more information, visit www.virginianaturalgas.com.
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 www.southerncompanygas.com.