Past APGA Chairman of the APGA Board of Directors

James E. Hodges, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Middle Tennessee Gas District

Jim Hodges

James E. Hodges is the Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer for the Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District. He has a B.S in Engineering Sciences from University of Arkansas along with: 21 hours graduate work in Engineering Science; graduate courses in Construction Administration and Corrosion Engineering from Memphis State University; and, Executive Development Program from University of Tennessee.James E. Hodges is the Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer for the Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District. He has a B.S in Engineering Sciences from University of Arkansas along with: 21 hours graduate work in Engineering Science; graduate courses in Construction Administration and Corrosion Engineering from Memphis State University; and, Executive Development Program from University of Tennessee.

From July 2011 to present, he has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of 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, mapping, and long-range planning.  From 1985 to 1997, his positions at MTNG included Director of Special Projects and Director of Engineering.

From 1976 to 1985, he served as Associate; Manager of Gas Engineering, Allen & Hoshall.  He 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.

Professional Associations and Boards

Tennessee Gas Association:  Served on and/or Chaired Associates Committee, Education Steering Committee, Operations Committee, Legislative Committee, TGA Board of Directors and various other committees; President 2000-2001.


2012 Recipient of the TGA Silver Flame Award.

American Public Gas Association:   Worked on the Committee and presented at the APGA Operations Conference during the 1970s in Memphis, Tennessee;  Served on the original Integrity Management Program Development Committee; Active on and Chaired Gas Supply Committee, Operations and Safety Committee, Government Relations Committee; Serves on the Executive Committee and the APGA Research Foundation Board;  Served on various appointed Task Groups, including the Direct-Use Task Group;  Served various terms on the Board of Directors and various officer positions culminating in the 2016-2017 Chairman of the Board.

2017 Recipient of the APGA Distinguished Service Award.

2005 Recipient of the Personal Achievement Award for recognition of substantial contributions toward the advancement of APGA goals and the natural gas industry.

Registered Professional Engineer:
Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Ohio, Mississippi, Florida, Kentucky, Iowa

Community Involvement:
Long-time Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church Elder and Treasurer; DeKalb Little League Association Past Coach,
Vice-President, and President; Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce Past- President;  
DeKalb Rotary Club Past-President.

Family:
Married to Carol Jean Hodges, 1979.
Four children:  Karen, Holly, Heath, Shane
Six Grandchildren:  Seth, Hannah, Christian, Caleigh, Harper, Tucker.       

Activities:
Canoeing, boating, swimming, fishing, skiing, and Arkansas Razorback games.