We are a team of more than 500 dedicated professionals led by leaders who are passionate about energy innovation.
Scott White President & CEO
President & CEO
As one of the company’s founders, Scott White has been with IGS since 1989 and has a deep understanding of the energy market with extensive experience in all aspects of the natural gas supply functions, trading, distribution and marketing. With 25 years of experience and enterprise-wide financial and operation responsibilities, he is an advocate for change in the energy industry.
Under Scott’s leadership, IGS has grown from a three-person start-up natural gas company with nearly $1 million in sales in 1989, to a 500+ employee organization with more than $1.4 billion in revenue. His passion for developing alternative sources and uses of energy has helped IGS Energy to thrive through socially responsible initiatives such as Compressed Natural Gas vehicle fueling stations, distributed generation projects, and the LEED Platinum certification of IGS’s corporate building.
In recognition of his accomplishments, Scott was recently named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and received the 2013 Business Person of the Year Award by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
Scott is a graduate of Ohio University and is actively involved in the business and community organizations including: IGS Energy (Board of Directors), Saven Corporation (Board Member), Dublin Methodist Hospital (Development Board), Jr. Achievement, Columbus (Board of Directors), Central Ohio Transit Authority (Former Board of Directors Member), Ohio Gas Association (Member), and Ohio Oil and Gas Association (Member).
Doug Austin EVP & Chief Sales Officer, C&I
EVP & Chief Sales Officer, C&I
Doug Austin is the Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer of the Commercial and Industrial Sales Division, consisting of more than 4,000 businesses generating over $350 million in sales annually across the company’s eleven-state footprint. He began his career with IGS Energy in 1992 and led all sales and marketing functions for the company until 2010. During that time annual sales revenues grew from $6 Million to more than $1.4 Billion.
Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ohio University and has served on many boards including the Board of Directors for IGS Energy, Saven Corporation, The Ohio Gas Association, The Dublin Ohio Chamber of Commerce and Recreation Unlimited – Day Camps and Retreat Center.
Jim Baich Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Jim Baich, Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for IGS CNG Services, IGS Generation, IGS Energy Home Services and all IT functions. He joined IGS in 2010 after serving as the COO for Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS). Prior to ADS, Jim managed various projects for Anderson Consulting as a Management Consultant. He has a comprehensive background in sales, marketing, strategic planning, manufacturing, distribution, and solid leadership experience.
Jim holds Bachelor’s degrees in both Finance and Industrial Engineering from Marietta College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and currently serves as a Board Member of W.W. Williams. He was also formerly on Advisory Boards for the Fishel Company, Onguard Systems and United Way.
Nicole Ringle Chief Marketing & Talent Officer
Chief Marketing & Talent Officer
Nicole Ringle is the Chief Marketing and Talent Officer for IGS and provides strategic Marketing & Human Resources leadership to IGS. She has 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Communications, and serves as a business partner in the development of short and long term business goals while working closely with the leadership team to grow the company through best practices in Marketing, Communication and HR policies, programs, and services.
Nicole holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio University and a Master of Science in Administration, with a concentration in Human Resources Management and was recognized by Columbus CEO Magazine as one of the top Human Resource Executives in Central Ohio in 2010. She is currently on the Community Board for COSI, and has served on the Strategic Planning Task Force for Junior Achievement of Central Ohio and is a member of SHRM and HRACO.
Tami Wilson Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Tami Wilson, Chief Financial & Regulatory Officer, provides financial leadership and strategy for IGS. She is responsible for the financial functions for the organization’s different lines of business as well as capital allocation and investment strategy for new ventures. She is responsible for regulatory and legislative strategy for the organization as well as Commodity Operations and Risk Management functions.
With more than 12 years of executive leadership experience in the deregulated gas markets, she most recently served as President for Vectren Retail where she was responsible for the strategic direction for both the natural gas marketing and energy efficiency businesses. Prior to this assuming that role, she served as Chief Financial Officer. In addition to her experience in the energy industry, she also has cross industry experience in the manufacturing, telecommunications and cable.
Tami is a certified public accountant, a member of the AICPA, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Evansville.
Scot Burris Chief Sales Officer
Chief Sales Officer
Scot Burris, Chief Sales Officer – Choice Sales, is responsible for the company’s sustained growth and acquisition strategies in the residential and small business sectors across the company’s national footprint. He also leads the company’s customer support and service organization. In 2012 Scot joined IGS after successfully building and leading highly effective sales and support organizations for 20 years in the telecommunications and cable industries. He has a broad executive experience in strategic planning, operations, and business development within rapid-growth environments.
Scot is a graduate of North Carolina State University and is an active community contributor, having served on multiple industry and civic boards, as well as working with various industry and community organizations throughout his career.