Kim R. Cocklin | Atmos Energy

Kim R. Cocklin

Chairman of the Board
Kim R. Cocklin was named Chairman of the Board of Atmos Energy Corporation, effective November 23, 2020, after previously serving as Executive Chairman from October 2017 to November 2020.

He served as chief executive officer of Atmos Energy from October 2015 through September 2017.

He also previously served as president as well as chief executive officer from October 2010 through September 2015, after serving as president and chief operating officer from October 2008 through September 2010 and beingĀ  elected to the Board in November 2009.

Mr. Cocklin joined Atmos Energy in 2006, as senior vice president, regulated operations, after serving as senior vice president, general counsel, and chief compliance officer for Piedmont Natural Gas Company in Charlotte, N.C. His legal practice primarily focused on energy, utility, rate and regulatory matters, and he has previously served in the capacity of general counsel as well as other executive management positions for interstate natural gas pipeline companies. Mr. Cocklin holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Wichita State University and a law degree from Washburn University.