Our team makes the difference.

Jimmy D. Staton

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jimmy D. Staton became President & Chief Executive Officer of Southern Star in December 2016. Mr. Staton has extensive experience in the energy industry. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors for Venture Global LNG before joining Southern Star. Prior to his work with Venture Global, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Columbia Pipeline Group, Northern Indiana Public Service Company and the Columbia Distribution Companies. Mr. Staton graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He is involved with industry groups, including the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.


Shawn L. Patterson

VP & Chief Operations Officer

Shawn L. Patterson was named Vice President & Chief Operations Officer for Southern Star in 2017. Prior to joining Southern Star, Mr. Patterson was the Senior Vice President of Operations at TransCanada Pipeline USA Ltd., and Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. Mr. Patterson received his undergraduate degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.


Tami Wilson

VP & Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Tami Wilson became Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Southern Star in December 2018. Mrs. Wilson has extensive experience in the natural gas industry with both publicly-traded and privately held companies. Most recently, she served as the Chief Finance and Risk Officer for IGS Energy. Prior to joining IGS Energy, she served as the President of Vectren Retail where she was instrumental in building an organization and executing a strong growth strategy. In 2016, Tami was selected for the 2016 Progressive Woman Award by Smart Business Magazine. Tami is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Evansville.