This year, Southern Gas Association recognizing outstanding efforts in the natural gas industry during the COVID-19 pandemic with our “Excellence in Crisis Award” on Monday, July 27, 2020 at our Natural Gas Connect Academy Virtual Conference. Click on the videos below to learn more.
As the world faces an unprecedented trial, an industry in transition is rising to meet the challenges of a global pandemic safely, responsibly, and with an eye toward the future.
This award recognizes SGA member companies and individuals who have gone above and beyond in their response to the crisis.
Excellence in Crisis Award Winners
Community Service Award
This Award Recognizes companies who have gone the extra mile in service and outreach for their communities during the crisis.
2020 Winner: Atmos Energy, “Hats Off to Healthcare Heroes Safety” Program
Corporate Communications Award
This award recognizes companies whose communications response to the crisis have improved corporate effectiveness.
2020 Winner: Atmos Energy, “A Virtual Water Cooler” Program
Emergency Management Award
This award recognizes successes in emergency management in response to the pandemic, or in response to other calamities during the COVID crisis.
2020 Winner: Atmos Energy, “Atmos Energy Plumber Support” Program
Engineering Innovation Award
This award recognizes individuals or work groups who have developed innovative processes or programs in response to the crisis.
2020 Winner: Pilot Thomas Logistics, “Online Customer Portal and GRID Handheld Device” Program
Safety and Health Award
This award recognizes companies whose safety and health initiatives have benefited employee and customer well-being during the crisis.
2020 Winner: Atmos Energy, “Safety Protocal Learning Modules” Program. Click the link to watch their video.
Meritorious Action Award
This award recognizes individuals who display courageous actions to save or attempt to save lives.
In 2020, three heroes among the SGA Membership are recognized below for Meritorious Actions (click on name for video):
- Joey Kay, Kinder Morgan
- Desmond Steen, Atmos Energy
- Aaron Humphrey, CenterPoint Energy
In addition, Southern Gas Association provides a variety of award programs to highlight efforts in the natural gas industry by sharing what organizations and individuals are doing to enhance the industry.
Environmental Excellence Award
This award recognizes companies who have made significant impacts in protecting the environment by supporting environmental programs on the job or in the community. This award program also provides a forum for sharing of innovative environmental practices. Through utilization of innovative environmental practices, SGA member companies reduce waste, save money, and contribute to the industry’s environmental protection efforts, as well as benefit the health and welfare of the nation.
2020 Winner: CPS Energy, “Save for Tomorrow Plan (STEP)” Program.
Volunteer Leaders Service Awards
SGA has over 50 interest groups, and each one is managed by a committee. Each year, SGA recognizes the leadership for those committees through the Volunteer Leaders Service Award.