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 AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS).
Mr. Abramson brings 10 years of energy industry experience to his role. Since joining AGL Resources in 2005, Mr. Abramson has built a robust campus recruitment program, building relationships with multiple universities insuring that the AGL Resources 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. Mr. Abramson also created a â€œPay for Performanceâ€ plan that has been a staple in the continued growth of the businesses by directly correlating performance to compensation.
Prior to his career at AGL Resources, Mr. 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, Mr. Abramson assisted in the start-up of a wire and cable company. Mr. Abramsonâ€™s sales skills helped build the small business into a company with more than $1 million in annual revenue within a few years.
Mr. 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 AGL Resources partners.
He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and a masters of human resources and industrial relations from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Abramson, his wife, Shannon, and their children, Ella and Jack, reside in Katy, Texas.
About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. As the nation's largest natural gas-only distributor based on customer count, AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves more than 1.5 million retail customers through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Nicor National, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities, and ownership of Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and Caribbean region. AGL Resources is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.