Announcing New Additions to the Associate Members Section

We are excited to announce the advancement of John Wilson as Secretary and the addition of Alisa Lykens and James Cross to the committee.

The SGA Associate Section provides strategic leadership to guide associate membership over the long term. They shall have authority to consider and deal with all matters pertaining to the promotion of membership benefits to the broader associate membership base, increasing awareness of products and services to strengthen the natural gas industry and help them better serve their communities.

Learn more about these qualified committee members:


John Wilson

Sr. Vice President Business Development
EN Engineering

As Sr. Vice President Business Development, John oversees EN Engineering’s business development for the United States Natural Gas Utilities.

John has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry, focused on engineering, operations and business development. He has extensive design and operating experience in natural gas, electricity, renewable energy, and underground storage of natural gas.

John holds a Petroleum Engineering and Mathematics degree from The University of Wyoming.

John is based out of EN Engineering’s Chicago office. He has been married for over 32 years and has three grown children.


Alisa Lykens

Insignia Environmental

Alisa Lykens has over 30 years of federal government service as a regulator of energy projects and a National Environmental Policy Act expert. She is also a subject matter expert in stakeholder outreach and has pertinent experience working directly with representatives of Native American tribes; federal, state, and local agencies; and public citizens. She has performed hundreds of natural gas pipeline construction inspections, ensuring compliance with agency conditions and erosion control requirements. Under her management, she has issued hundreds of environmental impact statements/assessments over the course of her federal career. Alisa holds a B.S. in Biological Resources from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. In her spare time, she likes to travel across the country with her dogs, visit friends and family, and root for Washington, D.C. sports teams.


James Cross

Chief Culture Officer
Energy Worldnet

James has worked in the software industry for over 15 years. As CIO, he helped grow a startup company to a multimillion-dollar corporation. However, his true passions are people and branding. That led him to lead EWN’s Brand, HR, and the entire company culture initiatives as Chief Culture Officer at EWN. He tasks himself with being responsible for both company culture and being our storyteller. James is co-host of the award-winning podcast and social media show Coffee with Jim & James. If you ask him about his education, he will skip to the fact that he is a certified mixologist because he believes the most important lessons he has learned are as a student of life. James delivers messages that will rock your culture in the right direction and teach you how to get the most out of your team by moving them to places they didn’t realize they could or needed to go. And he makes a mean old fashioned, if you are into that.