Atmos Adds Senior VP to Management
Atmos Energy Corporation announced the addition of Bret J. Eckert to its senior management team as Senior Vice President. He will join the Company on June 4, 2012 and report to Fred Meisenheimer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Eckert was previously with Ernst & Young LLP, where he was an Audit Partner in the Dallas office.
Eckert, 45, has more than 22 years of experience in the regulated natural gas distribution industry. He has extensive experience with SEC reporting matters and filings, regulatory accounting and reporting matters, equity/debt offerings, significant mergers/acquisitions/divestitures, public offerings, and technical accounting and financial matters.
Commenting on the addition of Eckert to Atmos Energy's senior management team, Atmos Energy, President and CEO, Kim Cocklin said, "We are very pleased to have Bret as a member of our senior leadership. We are fortunate to have someone of Bret's experience and knowledge of our company and we look forward to his leadership as we continue to invest in our employees and our safe and reliable gas system."
Eckert holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Texas A&M University. He is a previous graduate of Leadership Dallas and remains active in the Dallas community.