Thomas Wilder is Alagasco’s Manager of Employee Development. In this role, he is responsible to developing, implementing and managing Energen’s performance management process, tuition reimbursement program, diversity/organization development initiatives, nontechnical training programs for all employees and the Department’s formal communication and activities tracking program. He returned to Alagasco in 2003 after working for 10 years as corporate human resources manager at BE&K.

Active in a number of civic and professional organizations, Thomas has served on the boards of the United Way of Central Alabama, the Shelby County Department of Human Resources, Girls Inc., the Birmingham Construction Industry Authority and United Cerebral Palsy. He is a pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in the Collegeville community of Birmingham. He is also a national trainer with the Mark Leader Organization located in Ontario, Canada.

Thomas earned his master’s degree in business administration from UAB in 1998. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in 1980. He has an honorary doctorate in business administration from Faith Grant College and was recognized as one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40. He is certified for life as a Senior Professional in Human Resources through the Society for Human Resources Management.

Although a native of Aliceville, Thomas and his wife, Mechelle, reside in Birmingham. They have four children: Charis, Thomas III, Gilia and Kendra.

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