KENNETH W. YAGELSKI is Managing Director of Gas Supply for Southern Company Gas (NYSE: SO). Ken is accountable for gas supply activities for the Company’s distribution operations. In addition, he directs business advocacy in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Southern Company Gas’s seven local distribution companies: Atlanta Gas Light (Georgia), Chattanooga Gas (Tennessee), Elizabethtown Gas (New Jersey), Elkton Gas (Maryland), Florida City Gas (Florida), Nicor Gas (Illinois) and Virginia Natural Gas (Virginia).
Ken received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Purdue University concentrating on the study of power systems and has completed coursework in business at the University of Illinois – Springfield. He has extensive practical experience in the natural gas and electric power industries with previous management positions at UGI Energy Services, Washington Gas and Illinois Power (now Ameren), and as a consultant to the North American energy industry. He has been directly responsible for system and resource planning, business development, sourcing, asset optimization, engineering, information technology, and local and federal regulatory matters. Ken has been an expert witness in regulatory proceedings and government hearings, an instructor for energy industry association courses, and a speaker at industry conferences.
Throughout his career, Ken has held leadership and committee positions with professional and community organizations, such as the American Gas Association (AGA), the Virginia Oil and Gas Association (VOGA), the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG).