Asset Management

Operations, Maintenance, & Emergency Management


Chair: Thomas Bower, CenterPoint Energy

Vice Chair: Jose DeAlba, ONE Gas, Inc.

SGA Committee Manager: Brianne Knierman, Southern Gas Association


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.


  • Mike Griggs, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Jose DeAlba, Second Vice Chair | ONE Gas, Inc.
  • Allen Tucker, Member | Clearwater Gas System
  • Jason Marshall, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Jessica Crider, Member | Williams Companies
  • Leslie J. Davenport, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Lynette Sealy, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Michael Clevens, Member | Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
  • Michelle Wisz, Member | Southern Company Gas
  • Nicole Elmasry, Member | Xcel Energy
  • Ron Dube, Member | Summit Utilities, Inc.
  • Ronnie Sontag, Member | ONE Gas, Inc.
  • Roy A. Surges, Associate Member | Kleinfelder, Inc.
  • Stuart Johnson, Member | Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.
  • Vicki Brand, Member | Florida Public Utilities Co.
  • Daniel Dessanti, Vice Chair | UDC Inc.
  • Brett Jones, Associate Member | Sensit Technologies
  • Thomas Bower, Chair | CenterPoint Energy
  • Brian Jackson, Member | Atmos Energy, Mid-Texas Division
  • Brian Luksik, Member | TECO Peoples Gas
  • Chad Carter, Associate Member | Stream Flo – Industries Ltd.
  • CY W Wagner, Member | Xcel Energy
  • Danny Harris, Member | Dominion Energy
  • David Hawkes, Member | Southern Company Gas
  • David Jacobsmeier, Member | Liberty Utilities
  • Eric James Gant, Member | Atmos Energy, Colorado/Kansas Div.
  • Erika Bennett, Member | Summit Natural Gas of Maine
  • Gregg Griffin, Member | Bamberg Board of Public Works
  • James Dale Crowley, Member | Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.
  • Quang Vo, Member | Williams Companies
  • Scott Sainsbury, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Todd Huber, Member | City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility
  • Christopher J. Durost, Member | TECO Peoples Gas
  • Jill Watson, Associate Member | Xodus Group
  • Tom Coolidge, Associate Member | Esri, Inc.
  • Omar Jimenez, Associate Member | Compressor Engineering Corp.
  • Aaron Jones, Member | Enbridge
  • Jon S. Russell, Member | Clearwater Gas System
  • Brianne Knierman, SGA Committee Manager | Southern Gas Association