People: Atmos Energy Corp (ATO.N)

ATO.N on New York Stock Exchange

29 Aug 2014
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Best, Robert 

Brief Biography

Mr. Robert W. Best is Chairman of the Board of Atmos Energy Corp.Mr. Best led the senior management team of Atmos Energy, from March 1997 until his retirement as Chief Executive Officer on September 30, 2010. Prior to joining Atmos Energy, Mr. Best had an extensive background in the natural gas industry, especially in the interstate pipeline, gas marketing and gas distribution segments of the industry, while serving in leadership roles at Consolidated Natural Gas Company, Transco Energy Company and Texas Gas Transmission Corporation during his almost 40 year career. Mr. Best also has outside board experience as a member of the boards of the Maguire Energy Institute in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited and the Gas Technology Institute, with leadership experience as chairman of the boards of Atmos Energy, American Gas Association, Southern Gas Association and Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Best’s knowledge and expertise in the energy industry and leadership abilities developed while with Atmos Energy, other energy companies and industry associations, as well as his demonstration of those attributes discussed in the “Qualifications for Directors” section, has led the Board to nominate Mr. Best to continue serving as a director of Atmos Energy.

Basic Compensation

Total Annual Compensation, USD Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD All Other, USD Fiscal Year Total, USD
1,112,710 -- 1,166,180 4,079,400

Options Compensation

  Quantity Market Value
Exercisable 448,492 3,061,940.00
Unexercisable 37,069 254,588.00
Exercised 62,900 977,639.00
Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Best


Kim Cocklin


Bret Eckert


Louis Gregory


Michael Haefner


Marvin Sweetin

As Of 29 Sep 2013
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