Little Rock attorney Kathy Alexander has joined the board of directors for Summit Utilities Inc., which recently acquired Fort Smith-based Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. Summit Utilities of Littleton, Colo., announced the appointment Thursday (June 8).
Alexander, an Arkansas native, is adviser at the Roberts Law Firm in Little Rock. “I am eager and excited to bring my deep appreciation for Arkansas and my expertise in the natural gas industry to the board of Summit Utilities,” Alexander said. “It’s a pivotal and exciting time in Summit’s history, and I look forward to playing a role in the continued growth and success of the company while remaining true to it and AOG’s mission of providing safe, reliable and affordable energy solutions through exceptional customer service and commitment to community.”
Alexander has served as attorney and corporate officer for Southwestern Energy Co., senior vice president and general counsel for CenterPoint Energy Arkla, and has represented corporations before state regulatory commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and in state and federal courts. She’s also served on the Alternative Fuels Commission, the Entergy Arkansas Advisory Board, as a special member of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board and as a special justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court. She was appointed by the governor as utility representative to the State Energy Advisory Board.
“Kathy’s addition to our board is an asset for this company,” said Kurt Adams, president and CEO of Summit. “Her expertise positions us well for future growth and success as a natural gas utility with a proud tradition of quality customer service and commitment to pipeline safety and integrity.”
Privately-held Summit Utilities owns natural gas distribution subsidiaries in Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Maine and Oklahoma. On March 31, Summit Utilities completed its acquisition of Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp., which serves nearly 60,000 natural gas utility customers in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The purchase doubled the company’s customer base.