Robert W. Best | Atmos Energy

Robert W. Best

Formerly chairman of the board of Atmos Energy from April 2013 through September 2017; formerly executive chairman of the board of Atmos Energy from October 2010 through March 2013 and chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Atmos Energy from October 2008 through September 2010; currently a director of Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited. Mr. Best has been a director of Atmos Energy since March1997.

Best led the senior management team of Atmos Energy, from March 1997 until his retirement as president and chief executive officer on September 30, 2010.

Before joining Atmos Energy, Mr. Best had an extensive background in the natural gas industry, especially in the interstate pipeline, gas marketing, and gas distribution segments of the industry, while serving in leadership roles at Consolidated Natural Gas Company, Transco Energy Company, and Texas Gas Transmission Corporation during his almost 40-year career. Mr. Best also has board experience as a member of the boards of the Maguire Energy Institute at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited, and the Gas Technology Institute, with leadership experience as chairman of the boards of Atmos Energy, the American Gas Association, the Southern Gas Association and the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce.