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Chattanooga Gas Announces New Director of Regional Operations

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Sept. 27, 2018— Southern Company Gas announced Paul Leath as the director of Regional Operations for Chattanooga Gas Company (CGC). In this role, Leath will be responsible for safety, compliance, installation and maintenance, emergency response and workforce management. He will report directly to Wendell Dallas, vice president of Operations for Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas.

Most recently, Leath held the role of director of External Affairs for Tennessee. He was responsible for working cooperatively with regulators, elected officials, business and community leaders while maintaining a strong relationship between CGC and the Tennessee Public Utility Commission. 

Leath has been with Southern Company Gas since 2001 and brings 30 years of senior management experience to this role. He is returning to field operations with eight years of previous experience as a region manager. Before joining Southern Company Gas, Leath was the manager of distribution and logistics for General Electric Lighting Systems and served as a logistics officer in the U.S. Army. 

Leath is a graduate of Loyola University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance. He also stays active in the community by serving on the Tennessee Chamber board of directors and the Tennessee Gas Associate board of directors, to name a few. He is currently the Chairman of East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition and previously served as a Leadership Georgia Trustee and Past Chairman of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce.

About Chattanooga Gas
Chattanooga Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Chattanooga Gas provides retail natural gas sales and transportation services to approximately 66,000 customers in Hamilton and Bradley counties in southeast Tennessee. The Chattanooga Gas service area includes the communities of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Red Bank, East Ridge, Lookout Mountain and Signal Mountain. For more information, please see

About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with 774,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at


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