Board of Directors


Meet Our Executive Committee

The Executive Committee ensures that SGA’s executive initiatives serve member company needs. Members of the Executive Committee provide ongoing insight and guidance to SGA for development and evolution of programming, events and training.

Scott Hallam

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, Chair

Scott Hallam joined Boardwalk as President and Chief Operating Officer in September 2023, bringing with him over two decades of upstream, midstream and downstream experience in the natural gas industry. He has previously held various senior vice president and vice president roles in Operations, Commercial, Engineering, Construction, Environmental and Safety. He currently serves on the Southern Gas Association Board of Directors and is the Executive Board chair from June 2023 through December 2024. Scott also serves on the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Greater Houston and on the Board of Directors of The Santiago Partnership.

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Cristie Neller

BHE GT&S, First Vice Chair

Cristie D. Neller is the vice president of Administrative Services for BHE GT&S. With corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, BHE GT&S is an integrated interstate gas transmission and storage company of over 1,600 employees across ten states.

In her current role with BHE GT&S, she has responsibilities for human resources, supply chain, fleet, facilities and IT business related services along with Business Transformation.

Before joining BHE GT&S, Neller began her career in energy as a co-op at Virginia Power during college. After graduation, she worked at Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corp. in Houston, Texas and in Charlottesville, Virginia. She joined Dominion Energy in 1998 as a performance engineer at Chesapeake Energy Center. Over the next decade, she held numerous positions with Dominion Energy at Chesapeake, Yorktown and Bellemeade Power Stations and in power generation at Innsbrook. During this period, she also earned her Six Sigma Black Belt. In 2007, Neller was named manager of Fossil & Hydro Operations & Maintenance and became the station director of Clover Power Station in 2009.

In November 2014, she was promoted to vice president of Eastern Pipeline Engineering & Construction for Dominion Energy. In this role, she oversaw the group responsible for technical services and capital construction activities to maintain and grow the gas transmission pipeline and storage assets throughout the East Coast of the United States. She assumed her role as the vice president of Dominion Energy’s Western Pipeline Operations in October 2019 where she led the team providing natural gas transportation and underground storage services in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. In November 2020, she moved to BHE GT&S as vice president of Administrative Services.

She has served on Christopher Newport University Business School’s Board of Advisors, the Southern Gas Association Executive Council, the Utah Community Investment Board and as past chair of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Pipeline Safety Committee and Underground Storage Committee. She currently serves on the executive board of FIRST Robotics for VA/MD/DC and the Southern Gas Association Board of Directors and executive team as Secretary/Treasurer.

Neller earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and her MBA from the College of William and Mary.

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Helen Wesley

Peoples Gas, Second Vice Chair

Helen Wesley is president and CEO of Peoples Gas, where she leads a diverse team responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to nearly 470,000 homes and businesses across Florida. With a keen focus on the state’s clean energy future, Wesley is positioning Peoples Gas as a leader in sustainable energy solutions through investments in emerging fuels such as renewable natural gas.

Wesley joined Peoples Gas in 2020 as chief operating officer. Prior to Peoples Gas, Wesley was with ENMAX Corporation, where she served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Finance and Information Technology. As a result of a diverse career, she has more than 30 years of experience in various forms of energy — regulated and unregulated generation and transmission and distribution, upstream and downstream oil and gas, and commodity chemicals and pipelines. She has worked throughout North America as well as internationally in a variety of senior strategic and operational leadership positions. Wesley was a director with a public, global midstream gas processing company for nine years.

Throughout her career she also has been involved in community not-for-profit organizations. Now, she participates in the Tampa Bay Partnership, is a member of CEOs Against Cancer and Leadership Florida Executive Class 12, and sits on the board of directors for the Southern Gas Association and the board of trustees for the University of Tampa.

Wesley earned her Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Calgary, and her Master of Business Administration in International Business from Bentley University in Boston. She also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and a Directors Designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Jason Weekley

Summit Utilities, Inc., Secretary / Treasurer

Jason Weekley has served as the Chief Operations Officer for Summit Utilities since January 2018. In this role, Jason is responsible for overseeing Summit’s operations, construction, contract services, engineering, asset integrity, and operations support teams serving 630,000 customers across 6 states.

Prior to joining Summit, Jason served as Vice President of Operations at SAFEbuilt. Prior to that role, Jason served as Vice President of Operations at SourceGas, leading the operations, engineering, safety, and technical services teams for a natural gas utility serving 425,000 customers across 4 states. Prior to that role, Jason held numerous roles with increasing responsibility at SourceGas and Mobile Gas Service Corporation.

Jason currently serves on the board of directors of the Southern Gas Association and the Operations Managing Committee of the American Gas Association. Jason received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University. He also served 12 years as an officer in the Alabama Army National Guard.

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Steven Lindsey

Spire Inc., Immediate Past Chair 2022

Steve Lindsey is president and chief executive officer for Spire.

Prior to his role as CEO, Steve served as Spire’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, with oversight of Spire’s gas utilities, the company’s midstream operations – which include Spire Storage and Spire STL Pipeline – and Spire Marketing.

Since joining Spire in 2012, Steve spent 23 years in the natural gas utility business at AGL Resources, serving as president of Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas and Florida City Gas and senior vice president of southern operations for AGL Resources.

Steve holds a mechanical engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and was named “Who’s Who in Energy” by the St. Louis Business Journal. In the industry, he serves as a board member of the Southern Gas Association. Carrying on Spire’s tradition of community service, his board service includes the Regional Business Council, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis Sports Commission, Missouri Energy Development Association and Kansas City Civic Council.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Scott Hallam
Chair
President & Chief Operating Officer, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners
Cristie Neller
First Vice Chair
VP Administrative Services, BHE GT&S
Helen Wesley
Secretary / Treasurer
President & CEO, Peoples Gas
Jason Weekley
Secretary / Treasurer
Chief Operation Officer, Summit Utilities
Steve Lindsey
Immediate Past Chair 2022
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Spire, Inc.
Suzanne Ogle
SGA President
President & CEO, Southern Gas Association
Eric J. Amundsen
Director
Group Sr. VP Operations, Energy Transfer Company
Bryan Batson
Director
EVP and Chief External Public Affairs Officer, Southern Company Gas
Rodney Blevins
Director
President-Gas Distribution, Dominion Energy
David Brast
Director
SVP of Commercial, US Natural Gas, TC Energy USA Pipeline Services, LLC
Darin Carroll
Director
Sr. Vice President, Natural Gas Business, CenterPoint Energy
Diana Charletta
Director
President & COO, Equitrans Midstream
Arthur Corbin
Director
President & CEO, Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia
Derrick A. Dickens
Director
Sr. Vice President & COO, BGE
Nick Gardner
Director
VP of Natural Gas Utilities, Black Hills Energy
Bill Geis
Director
Executive Vice President, Origination North America, Tenaska
Carl Haga
Director
Vice President, Commercial, Kinder Morgan
Jeff Householder
Director
President & CEO, Chesapeake Utilities
Bobby Huffman
Director
VP U.S. Marketing, Southern Region, Enbridge, Inc.
Blue Jenkins
Director
President, Washington Gas
Tom Jessee
Director
Chief Operating Officer, LG&E and KU Energy LLC
Michael Lamb
Director
SVP, Customer Delivery-Gas & Electric, Xcel Energy
Brian Langille
Director
Interim Director, Clearwater Gas System
Richard Lujan, P.E.
Director
Vice President Gas Solutions, CPS Energy
Shantel Norman
Director
Managing VP-Operations, ONE Gas
Becky Palmer
Director
President, West Texas Division, Atmos Energy
Shawn Patterson
Director
President & CEO, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline
Chuck Shafer
Director
VP Business Transformation & Governance, NiSource
Jimmy Staton
Director; Past Chair 2021
President & CEO, Santee Cooper
Clint Stockman
Director
VP, North America Gas Marketing & Trading, ConocoPhillips
Chad Teply
Director
Sr. VP, Transmission & Gulf of Mexico, Williams
Alonzo Weaver
Director
Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer, Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division
Brian Weisker
Director
SVP & President Natural Gas Business, Duke Energy
Steve Westhoven
Director
President & Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Resources
Quince Och
GMRC Board Chair
Manager, Compression, Enbridge
Scott Kranstuber
Associate Director
VP of Sales and Marketing, Sensit Technologies
Chris Wykle
Associate Director
VP Gas Sales, Sensus
John Wilson
Associate Director
Sr. Vice President, Business Development, ENTRUST Solutions Group
Ty Samples
Associate Director
VP, Tubular Products, Mammoth Carbon Products
Adrian Chapman
Ex-Officio; Past Chair 2019
Retired

Councils

Executive Council

The purpose of the Executive Council is to provide insight to SGA for use in development and evolution of its executive initiatives so that they are properly aligned with member company needs.

Pipeline Safety Council

The Pipeline Safety Council will provide leadership while working with operators and stakeholders to enhance the safe operation of our pipelines.

Diversity and Inclusion Council

The purpose of the Inclusion and Diversity Council is to foster innovative actions that help members to embed inclusion and diversity in their long-term business strategy

Board Committees

SGA has 6 board-level committees: 5 that are identified in the by-laws and 1 that is not. The President & CEO provides committee member recommendations to the committee chairs. The Board Chair approves the final committee make-up.