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Berney C. Aucoin

Vice President, Commercial Operations

Berney Aucoin is vice president, Commercial Operations, for Sequent Energy Management. In this role, he provides analytical valuation support, which enables the company to offer asset management and structured energy services to utilities, power plants, municipalities, industrials, storage operators and other natural gas clients across the country. Sequent is a top-10 marketer of natural gas in the country and a subsidiary of Southern Company Gas (formerly AGL Resources).

Aucoin joined Sequent Energy Management in 2004, leading structuring efforts. In 2008, he was named vice president, Structuring. In 2010, he was given additional responsibilities for the company's strategic direction and, in 2013 he took on the oversight of Sequent's financial NYMEX trading.

Aucoin began his natural gas career at Enron, where he held various positions in structuring and marketing and business development for both the natural gas and power sectors. He then worked in the Houston office of American Electric Power, where he led AEP's structuring activities for the Texas and Louisiana intrastate gas assets.

Active in his community, Aucoin is involved in various church, school and charity organizations. He recently was named Sequent's representative on the University of Houston's GEMI Board.

He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama. A native of Louisiana, Aucoin has been a resident of Houston for more than two decades. He and his wife of 22 years are the parents of four children.