Asset Management

Operations, Maintenance, & Emergency Management


Chair: Thomas Bower, CenterPoint Energy

Vice Chair: Adam Theriault, Summit Utilities, Inc.


The purpose of the Operations, Maintenance & Emergency Management 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, and efficient construction, operation and maintenance of natural gas distribution and transmission systems: technologies, processes, best practices, lessons learned, regulations, SOPs, mergers and acquisitions impacts, material sourcing, emergency response, leak investigation and grading, audit prep, field employee utilization and standards.

Who We Are?  Natural Gas Industry who are strategic thinkers, leaders, and decision makers within member companies.

What We Do? Provide networking and educational opportunities to industry peers through awards programs, best practice sharing and educational development for SGA events.

Where We Meet? The group meets virtually through webinars, in person at planning meetings and conferences, and for monthly taskforce calls.


  • Thomas Bower, Chair | CenterPoint Energy
  • Ronnie Sontag, Member | ONE Gas, Inc.
  • Michelle Wisz, Member | Southern Company Gas
  • William Ashline, Member | Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.
  • Timothy Mark Gott, Member | Williams Companies
  • Stuart Johnson, Member | Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.
  • Roy A. Surges, Associate Committee Member | Kleinfelder, Inc.
  • Nicole Elmasry, Member | Xcel Energy
  • Mike Griggs, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Meg Thornton, Associate Committee Member | Atwell, LLC
  • Michael Clevens, Member | Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
  • Leslie J. Davenport, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Lynette Sealy, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Jon S. Russell, Member | Clearwater Gas System
  • Joel Estrada, Member | TRC Companies
  • Jeremy Sprouse, Member | Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc.
  • James Dale Crowley, Member | Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.
  • Eric Jacobs, Member | Southern Company Gas
  • Erika Bennett, Member | Summit Natural Gas of Maine
  • David Hawkes, Member | Southern Company Gas
  • David Jacobsmeier, Member | Liberty Utilities
  • CY W Wagner, Member | Xcel Energy
  • Daniel Dessanti, Associate Committee Member | UDC Inc.
  • Danny Harris, Member | Dominion Energy
  • Dave Durgin, Member | City of Orangeburg, SC
  • Christopher J. Durost, Member | TECO Peoples Gas
  • Brianne Knierman, SGA Staff Liaison | Southern Gas Association
  • Brian Davis, Member | Spire
  • Brian Luksik, Member | TECO Peoples Gas
  • Adam Theriault, Vice Chair | Summit Utilities, Inc.