People: Atmos Energy Corp (ATO.N)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. Robert W. Best is Chairman of the Board of Atmos Energy Corp. Mr. Best joined Atmos Energy Corporation in March 1997 and served as chairman, president and chief executive officer until October 2008 and chairman and chief executive officer from October 2008 to October 2010, when he was appointed executive chairman. Prior to joining Atmos Energy, Mr. Best had an 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 37-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. As a result of his professional experience and leadership abilities, as well as possessing those attributes discussed in the “Qualifications for Directors” section, the Board has nominated Mr. Best to continue serving as a director of Atmos Energy.
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