Vice President, Human Resources
Wholesale Services and Midstream Operations
As vice president, Human Resources for Wholesale Services and Midstream Operations, Benjamin Abramson is responsible for development of human resources programs and initiatives at the non-regulated wholesale, commercial and industrial, storage and fuels businesses at Southern Company Gas (formerly AGL Resources).
Abramson brings 10 years of energy industry experience to his role. Since joining Southern Company Gas in 2005, Abramson has built a robust campus recruitment program, building relationships with multiple universities insuring that the Southern Company Gas subsidiaries employ talented young professionals and field personnel. He has implemented a succession planning program while establishing a series of developmental and training initiatives that has minimized the long-term risk to the growing organizations. Abramson also created a "Pay for Performance" plan that has been a staple in the continued growth of the businesses by directly correlating performance to compensation.
Prior to his career at Southern Company Gas, Abramson was a senior representative for human resources at Shell Deer Park Refinery in Deer Park, Texas, and at Shell Oil Products U.S. in Houston from 2001 through 2005.
During his college years, Abramson assisted in the start-up of a wire and cable company. Abramson's sales skills helped build the small business into a company with more than $1 million in annual revenue within a few years.
Abramson is a board member of the Independent Energy Human Resources Association. He received his professional certification from the Society for Human Resources. His community service has included volunteering with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, United Way and Habitat for Humanity. He frequently speaks at universities with which Southern Company Gas partners.
He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and a masters of human resources and industrial relations from the University of Illinois.
Abramson, his wife, Shannon, and their children, Ella and Jack, reside in Katy, Texas.
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 southerncompanygas.com.