Asset Management

Engineering, Design and Construction


Chair: Samuel Walters, CenterPoint Energy

Vice Chair:  Jacob Lindsay, Atmos Energy, Mid-Texas Division

Second Vice Chair: Robert Priester, Dominion Energy


The purpose of the Engineering, Design, and Construction Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on the safe, reliable, effective, timely, and cost-efficient quality construction of pipeline facilities, current labor/right-of-way issues through the application of engineering and construction management from project concept to project completion.

Who We Are? Engineering, construction, land management and/or right of way management. professionals within our respective companies.

What We Do? Provide networking and educational opportunities to industry peers through best practice sharing and sessions at the SGA conferences and events.

Where We Meet? The committee meets at planning meetings, conferences, and periodically by conference call.


  • Rob Smith, Member | NiSource, Inc.
  • Ababu Gelaye, Associate Committee Member | Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • Wayne Costa, Past Chair | Energy Transfer
  • Wes Trestler, Associate Committee Member | Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co, Inc.
  • Travis Arendt, Associate Committee Member | Gas Transmission Systems Inc.
  • Travis Jordan Gillette, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Sean Cross, Member | CoServ Gas Ltd.
  • Ryan DeLancey, Member | TC Energy USA Pipeline Services, LLC
  • Samuel Walters, Chair | CenterPoint Energy
  • Rob Hembree, Member | Southern Company Gas
  • Robert Priester, Second Vice Chair | Dominion Energy
  • Peyton Keith Youmans, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Paul Spadone, Associate Committee Member | HDR Engineering
  • Peter C Glaser, Associate Committee Member | ENTRUST Solutions Group
  • Peter Ford, Member | New Mexico Gas Company
  • Matt Eberhardt, P.E., Member | TRC Companies
  • Micah Edwards, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Kristin Cox, Member | BGE, a member company of Exelon Corp.
  • Karl Herbst, Member | Williams Companies
  • Johnny Eustace, Associate Committee Member | Office of Regulatory Staff of SC
  • Joseph Donnon McGinley, Member | Eastern Shore Natural Gas
  • Josh Hartwig, Associate Committee Member | Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
  • John R. Hand, Member | TC Energy USA Pipeline Services, LLC
  • Hoyt A. Brown, Member | TC Energy USA Pipeline Services, LLC
  • Isaac Martinez, Past Chair | Energy Transfer
  • Jacob Lindsay, First Vice Chair | Atmos Energy, Mid-Texas Division
  • James McCaleb, Member | Atmos Energy, Mississippi Division
  • Dillon E. Wade, Member | Greenville Utilities Commission
  • Drake Millier, Member | Vaquero Midstream LLC
  • Drake S Bourgeois, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Daniel May, Member | Xcel Energy
  • Dave Durgin, Member | City of Orangeburg, SC
  • Clayton Lowell Marshall, Member | Boardwalk Pipelines
  • Clifford DeBerry, Jr., Member | Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division
  • Chad Keim, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Brianne Knierman, SGA Staff Liaison | Southern Gas Association
  • Camille Williams, Member | Boardwalk Pipelines
  • Brendan Gamble, Past Chair | Washington Gas
  • Austin Gage Martin, Member | Energy Transfer
  • Allen H. Sopshire, Member | Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation