Kim Greene is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company Gas, the leading natural gas company in the industry. She ensures the [safe and reliable] delivery of natural gas to more than 4.2 million utility customers in Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee and Virginia. In addition, she oversees non-utility businesses that deliver value through energy-related retail products and services, wholesale gas services and gas midstream operations, including storage facilities and gas pipeline investments. Greene is a strong voice in the energy sector, especially on issues related to safety, emerging technologies, innovation and STEM-related education. She is a respected thought leader and advocate for the future of energy – from national energy policy to the overall customer experience. Greene serves as an Oil & Natural Gas Liaison Co-Lead for the Electric Subsector Coordinating Council, which is the principal liaison between federal government and the energy sector on security issues. Additionally, she serves on the boards of directors of Valero Energy Corporation, American Gas Association, Gas Technology Institute and Morehouse School of Medicine. Previously, she served on the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute for eight years, including one year as Chair. She’s a distinguished member of the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame and a recipient of the University of Tennessee’s Distinguished Alumna Award. Greene earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering science and mechanics from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a master’s degree in business administration from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. She also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.