Chairman of the APGA Board of Directors

Jim HodgesJames Hodges

From July 2011 to present, Mr. Hodges has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District.

From 1997 to June 2011, he served as Vice-President - Engineering of Middle Tennessee Natural Gas which includes responsibility for system design and gas supply acquisition, long-range planning, and mapping and from 1985 to 1997 positions at MTNG included Director of Special Projects and Director of Engineering.

From 1976 to 1985, Mr. Hodges served as Associate Manager of Gas Engineering, Allen & Hoshall and was in charge of design of gas system extensions and improvements, computer modeling and master planning studies of natural gas distribution systems, cathodic protection studies, feasibility studies, rate studies, system studies, preparation of end-use profiles and curtailment plans, peak shaving studies, construction inspection and management services for natural gas utilities. From 1973 to 1976, he served as Gas Engineer, Allen & Hoshall.

In 2005, he was presented the American Public Gas Association Personal Achievement Award in recognition of substantial contributions toward the advancement of APGA goals and the natural gas industry. In 2012, he was also presented the Tennessee Gas Association Silver Flame Award.

Professional Associations and Boards: Tennessee Gas Association, Past Board Member and President and current Chairman of Operations Committee; American Public Gas Association, Vice Chairman of Operations Committee; Professional Registrations: Tennessee #012307; Alabama #12168; Arkansas #4516; Ohio #30231; Mississippi #7435; Florida #29519; Kentucky #101814; Iowa #9593.

Education: University of Arkansas, B. S. in Engineering Science; Memphis State University, graduate courses in construction administration and corrosion engineering; University of Tennessee, Executive Development Program