President, Spire Alabama and Mississippi






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After serving Spire customers and communities for more than 20 years, Joe Hampton became president of Spire’s Alabama, Mississippi & Gulf Coast natural gas utilities in December of 2018. Most recently he served as Vice President of Operations for Spire’s Western Missouri utility.  

Joe returned to Birmingham where he began his career at Spire as an engineering intern while completing his bachelor’s degrees in physics and electrical engineering. He has held numerous leadership positions in field operations, including all aspects of service, construction and distribution operations, economic development, sales and community development.  

A graduate of the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, Joe also holds a Physics Degree from Stillman College. He also has an MBA from Troy University. Joe believes in giving back to the community that is why he is involved with INROADS, the mentoring organization that led him to Alagasco. Joe also currently serves on the boards of United Way of Central Alabama, Birmingham Business Alliance, Stillman College, Public Affairs Research Council of AL, The Birmingham Zoo, Economic Dev Partnership of AL & Habitat for Humanity.  

Joe and his wife, Jenise, are the proud parents of two sons: Joseph, II (age 12) and Johnathon (age 10). 

“Being intentional in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion is the key to having success in business and in our communities. As a leader, I believe in fostering an environment that champions providing opportunities for all people, regardless of race or gender, and being intentional in providing opportunities for women to be successful in roles previously dominated by men.  Whether it’s on a playing field or in a board room, including and celebrating different races, genders, and points of view helps to bring us all closer together.” Joe Hampton, President, Spire Alabama and Mississippi 


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