Customer Growth & Development

Codes and Standards


Chair: James M. Joseph, Southern Company Gas

First Vice Chair: Andrea Lenier Papageorge, Southern Company Gas

Second Vice Chair: Allen Tucker, Clearwater Gas System

Industry Advisor: Stuart Saulters, American Public Gas Association (APGA)

SGA Committee Manager: Garrett Shuman, Southern Gas Association


The mission of the Codes & Standards Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee is charged with identifying and relaying Code information that affects the bottom line by connecting SGA members with updates, regulatory issues, and technology changes relevant and appropriate to promote the use of natural gas. This committee is composed of subject matter experts within the industry and committed to the safe and reliable delivery of clean natural gas.

Who We Are? Natural Gas industry codes and standards professionals.

What We Do? The Committee’s efforts include educational webinars, developing and creating educational material for employees and learning & sharing information.

Where We Meet? The Codes & Standards Committee meets on monthly conference calls, educational webinars and an annual conference.


  • Garrett Shuman, SGA Committee Manager | Southern Gas Association
  • James M Joseph, Chair | Southern Company Gas
  • Andrea Lanier Papageorge, First Vice Chair | Southern Company Gas
  • Allen Tucker, Second Vice Chair | Clearwater Gas System
  • Daniel Lapato, Ex-Officio Member | American Gas Association
  • Stuart Saulters, Industry Advisor | American Public Gas Association (APGA)
  • Matthew Douglas Duke, Member | TC Energy USA Pipeline Services, LLC
  • Pete R Dyson, Member | Texas Gas Service
  • Jon S. Russell, Member | Clearwater Gas System
  • Thomas H. Schultz, Member | Spire, Inc.
  • Martha White, Member | Southern Company Gas
  • Jeff Cremin, Member | Xcel Energy
  • Lynn Dalton, Member | Atmos Energy Corporation
  • Sasa Jezdic, Associate Member | Colliers Engineering & Design