Atmos Energy Corporation’s Board of Directors has appointed Karen E. Hartsfield, currently Senior Attorney, to the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective immediately. Hartsfield will also serve on the company’s Management Committee.
Hartsfield joined Atmos Energy in 2015 after having served in private practice for 19 years, most recently as Managing Partner for Jackson Lewis L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, she served as a partner for the Dallas office of Baker Botts L.L.P.
“Atmos Energy is fortunate to have Karen assume this important senior leadership role for the Company,” said Kim Cocklin, Chief Executive Officer of Atmos Energy Corporation. “She brings a strong leadership background, legal experience and acumen and has exceptional communication skills, making this a natural step for her to lead the Atmos legal team.”
Hartsfield earned a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary University and her law degree from the University of Texas.