Prior to joining Children’s in January, 2008, Warren was Chairman and CEO of Energen Corporation and its two primary subsidiaries, Alagasco and Energen Resources.
Mike Warren was born in Texas, the oldest of six sons, but his family moved to Alabama when he was in grade school. Mike is a product of the Auburn public schools and graduated with honor from Auburn University with a BA degree. He received his law degree from Duke University.
Warren practiced law with the Birmingham firm of Bradley, Arant, Rose & White for a dozen years before joining Alabama Gas in 1983. He became President of Alagasco in 1984 and was named President and CEO of Energen in February, 1997 and Chairman in January, 1998. Under Warren’s leadership, Alagasco was named one of the one hundred best companies to work for in America in the book by the same name and the Fortune Magazine annual listing for two years. In January, 2001, the Birmingham News named Warren its Alabama CEO of the year.
Mike Warren has been involved in many State and local efforts and served as chairman of the Business Council of Alabama, the United Way, Children’s Hospital, Leadership Birmingham and Leadership Alabama. He also has been chairman of the Board of Metropolitan Development Board, the Alabama Symphony and the area American Heart Association. He has chaired the general campaign for the United Way twice and the United Negro College Fund.