Vice President, Human Resources
As vice president, Human Resources and Administrative Services, Benjamin Abramson is responsible for development of human resources programs and initiatives for the Southern Company Gas non-regulated businesses: Sequent Energy Management, Pivotal Energy Development, Midstream Services, Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, Golden Triangle Storage and Compass Energy Services. He also manages the administrative services group including communications, events, community relations and facilities.
Since joining Southern Company Gas in 2005, Mr. Abramson has built a robust campus recruitment program, building relationships with multiple universities insuring that the Southern Company Gas subsidiaries employ talented young professionals and field personnel. He has implemented a succession planning program while establishing a series of developmental and training initiatives that has minimized the long term risk to the growing organizations. Finally, Mr. Abramson created a “Pay for Performance” plan that has been a staple in the continued growth of the businesses by directly correlating performance to compensation.
Prior to his career at Southern Company Gas, Mr. Abramson was a representative for human resources at Shell Deer Park Refinery in Deer Park, Texas, and at Shell Oil Products U.S. in Houston from 2001 through 2005.
During his college years, Mr. Abramson assisted in the start-up of a wire and cable company. Mr. Abramson’s sales skills helped build Cable X-Perts Inc. of Wheeling, Ill., into a company with more than $1 million in annual revenue within a few years.
Mr. Abramson is a board member of the Independent Energy Human Resources Association. He received his professional certification from the Society for Human Resources. His community service has included volunteering with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, United Way and Habitat for Humanity.
He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and a masters of human resources and industrial relations from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Abramson, his wife, Shannon, and their children, Ella and Jack, reside in Katy, Texas.