Jackie Bavaro 2017 AGA Chairman Pierce Norton is Moving Natural Gas Forward

The December/January issue of American Gas magazine titled, “A Clear Path,” features AGA’s 2017 Chairman Pierce H. Norton II, president and CEO of ONE Gas Inc., and discusses his career and his mission to continue moving natural gas forward.

In 2014, after working for eight companies in eight different cities, Norton became the first president and CEO of ONE Gas, Inc., a natural gas utility based in Tulsa, OK, that provides distribution services to more than two million customers in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Norton credits his hometown of Heflin, Alabama for providing him with the tools for success–both in his life and his career.

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Pierce H. Norton II, President and CEO, ONE Gas Inc., and 2017 AGA Chairman

Throughout his career, Norton has put to work the values he internalized from his upbringing, which has shined through during his leadership at One Gas. The company and its employees focus on executing its inclusion strategy of becoming ONE—ONE in responsibility, ONE in value and ONE in the industry. Emphasizing all three is important to Norton and the management team. ONE Gas has been particularly active with United Way, supporting 67 different United Way agencies throughout its service territories. In 2015 alone, the company donated more than $1.4 million to the United Way in all of its territories, just part of the $2.2 million ONE Gas invested last year in the communities it serves.

A member of AGA’s board of directors for the past six years, Norton has spent the past year leading a strategic planning initiative for the industry. We are excited to work with Pierce and his team in 2017, and we know his experience and insight will help keep the industry on track and moving forward.

To read the full profile of Pierce Norton in American Gas, click here.

Jackie Bavaro

About Jackie Bavaro

Jackie Bavaro is American Gas Association’s (AGA) Communications Specialist. Prior to joining AGA, Jackie worked as a federal contractor at the U.S. Department of Transportation supporting the Cybersecurity program within the Office of the Secretary. Previously, in a similar capacity, Jackie worked at the Department of Labor as a business analyst, researching ways to efficiently consolidate IT investments across the Department. In August 2014, Jackie completed her Master’s degree from Georgetown University in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. Jackie holds a B.S. in Communication Studies with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University.
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