Management Team

Management Team

William N. Cantrell, Chief Executive Officer

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William N. (Bill) Cantrell serves as chief executive officer of the Southern Gas Association (SGA) and its subsidiary, the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC). With more than 40 years of experience, he has become a trusted leader across the energy industry and developed a passion for working to advance the field. Bill leads SGA as the organization works to link people, ideas and information across the natural gas industry.

Previously, Bill served as president and chief executive officer at SourceGas, now part of Black Hills Corp., an SGA member company. In 2009, he led SGA as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Beginning his career at Tampa Electric Company, Bill advanced through several technical and senior management positions, including director of the merger transition with Peoples Gas Companies to become part of TECO Energy. He served as President of Peoples Gas Companies from 1997 to 2009.

He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tampa and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.


Suzanne Ogle, president and chief operating officer

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Suzanne Ogle serves as president and chief operating officer of SGA and GMRC. With more than twenty-five years of experience in the oil and gas business and more than a decade of membership and volunteer leadership with the Independent Petroleum Association of America, it is safe to say that she is passionate about the industry. Over her professional career, Suzanne has designed and implemented sales, marketing, communication and leadership development strategies across the oil and natural gas value chain for companies including Approach Resources, Wilbanks Energy Logistics, Regency Energy Partners, Valerus and Exterran.

Suzanne is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Women’s Energy Network. She earned the Accreditation in Public Relations credential from PRSA in 2009 and the Investor Relations Charter credential from NIRI in 2018.

She holds an Advanced Marketing certificate from Southern Methodist University, both a Finance Management and a Business Analytics certificate from Cornell University and an Executive Leadership for Energy Professionals certificate from the University of Houston. She received a Master of Education in educational psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in business marketing from California Lutheran University.