AGA Forms New Council for Members

The American Gas Association (AGA) has formed a new Leadership Council to serve as a forum for member company senior executives to manage and participate in association activities. The council will include senior executives not serving on the AGA board.

"The Leadership Council will help AGA tap the tremendous amount of expertise and energy of member company senior executives for the benefit of our members and the natural gas industry," said AGA President and CEO David Parker. "I am confident this new group will be a source of ideas and initiatives that will help our members stay on top of an increasingly fast-moving, competitive business environment."

Council members will be nominated by their company's CEO. The council will meet twice a year, in conjunction with AGA Board meetings and the Executive Conference. Michael Warren, CEO of Energen Corp., will serve as the council's inaugural chairman. The AGA represents 189 local natural gas utilities that serve customers in all 50 states.

In other action during the association's annual executive conference, held this year in Naples, FL, AGA's board elected D.N. Rose, CEO of Questar, as chairman of the board for 2001. AGA also elected Michael Warren first vice chairman.

Rose said he plans to emphasize a leadership theme he adopted from the Pacific Coast Gas Association: "Right Fuel, Right Time, Right Now," regarding natural gas.

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