ESG & Corporate Services Section Managing Committee


Providing a forum for executives from member utilities to learn, develop, and share best practices to enhance the current and future ESG and Corporate Services practices.

OUR MISSION

A collaborative community within ESG & Corporate Services

The mission of the Environmental Social Governance (ESG) & Corporate Services Section Managing Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee has two focuses 1) measuring the sustainability and societal impact of an investment in a company and 2 ) activities that combine or consolidate certain enterprise-wide needed support services.

The Committee evaluates issues and challenges and makes recommendations to the Executive Council on SGA’s policies, plans, and tactics for addressing identified challenges and opportunities. 

The committee provides educational and networking opportunities to industry peers through our roundtable at the SGA Management Conference, oversees the activities of sub committees focused on specific areas, and provides guidance to SGA staff on appropriate areas of focus for the association.

The committee meets in person at planning meetings, conferences, and periodically by conference call.

Maurice Baker, Chair

Manager, Community Relations
Southern Company Gas

Elizabeth Beck, Vice Chair

Director, Corporate Sustainability
CenterPoint Energy

Adrienne Mason, Member

Manager EHS
Kinder Morgan

Anne Bomar, Member

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
BHE GT&S

Celesta Miracle, Staff Liaison

Senior Manager of Committee Strategy
Southern Gas Association

Chris Howell, Member

Director, Finance
Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia

Heidi M Wray, Member

Env. Permitting and Compliance Manager
ENSTOR

Jeremy Koster, Member

Sr. Enterprise Quality Analyst
Piedmont Natural Gas

Joseph Paul Araiza, Member


Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

Linda L. Rumpke, Member

Director of Governmental & Public Affairs
Columbia Gas of Kentucky

Lisa S. Beal, Member

Environmental Projects Advisor
BHE GT&S

Mercy Kamps, Member

Senior VP, HR, Comms & IR
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

Nathan Knell, Member


Summit Utilities, Inc.

Robert Duvall, Executive Council Liaison

President
Virginia Natural Gas

Tom Jessee, Executive Council Liaison

VP of Gas Operations
LG&E and KU Energy LLC


ESG & Corporate Services Section Sub-committees

Environmental

Committee Leadership

  1. CHAIR: Alex Miller,  NextEra Energy Resources
  2. VICE CHAIR:  Heidi M. Wray, ENSTOR

The mission of the Environmental Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focus includes waste management, construction/greenhouse gas regulations, air regulation, air permitting, energy efficiency, methane emissions reductions, and more.

Who We Are? Employees that handle environmental issues and awareness within the natural gas industry.

What We Do? Engage and build a community within this peer group to facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The Environmental Committee meets virtually through webinars, in person at planning meetings and conferences, and for monthly committee calls

Committee Resources

Alex Miller, Chair

Sr. Environmental Specialist

Heidi M Wray, Vice Chair

Env. Permitting and Compliance Manager

Ababu Gelaye, Associate Committee Member

Vice President

Adrienne Mason, Member

Manager EHS

Alex Chase Horton, Associate Committee Member

Biologist

Alisa Lykens, Associate Committee Member

Director

Anna Schmidt, Member

Sr. Environmental Specialist

Ben Berra, Associate Committee Member

Principal, Dept. Mgr. - Natural Resources

Blake Amos, Member

Specialist-Permitting Compliance Sr. II

Colin A. Diehl, Associate Committee Member

President

Curtis Dominicak, Member

Manager, Environmental Services

Cydney Schwarzlose, Associate Committee Member

Environmental Practice Leader

Duane Peters, Associate Committee Member

Principal Project Manager - Environmental

Eugene Howland, Associate Committee Member

Director of Sales

Iain Cooper, Associate Committee Member

CEO

Irvin R. Flowers, Associate Committee Member

Principal Environmental Scientist

James Joseph Eberwine, Associate Committee Member

Principal Investigator

Jeffery McCombs, Member

Air Permitting & Compliance

Jon A. Schmidt, Associate Committee Member

VP Environmental and Regulatory Svcs

Jon Berkin, Associate Committee Member

Partner

Joni Zich, Member

Director, System Strategy & Business Operations

Joseph Paul Araiza, Member

Justin Suchecki, Member

Senior Environmental Specialist

Katelyn Kowalczyk, Associate Committee Member

Environmental Project Manager

Katy Warner, Member

Waste Coordinator

Kristin Benbow, Member

Environmental Scientist

Marc Hess, Member

Environmental Specialist

Marv Klinger, Associate Committee Member

Senior Project Manager Regulatory Compliance

Melinda Holdsworth, Member

Mili Patel, Member

Niti Tottempudi, Member

Supervisor Environment

Peyton Ashmore, P.E., Associate Committee Member

Business Development Manager

Ryan Bayer, Associate Committee Member

Area Manager

Sara Blascovich, Associate Committee Member

Northeast Environmental Sciences and Planning Director

Scott Urwick, Associate Committee Member

Director, Oil & Gas Business Line

Seth Ryan, Associate Committee Member

Director of Environmental-Oil & Gas

Shauna Akers, Member

Senior Permitting Specialist

Shawn Fullingim, Member

Lead Environmental Air Quality Coordinator

Spencer Varnado, Member

Senior Biologist

Stacey Atella, Associate Committee Member

Project Manager

Stacey Potosnak, Member

Senior Environmental Specialist

Stephanie Hudgins, Associate Committee Member

Senior Consultant Principal

Stephen Compton, Associate Committee Member

Senior Program Director

Steve Rowe, Associate Committee Member

Pipeline Environmental Practice Leader

Tasha Cutter, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager Committee Facilitation

Troy Aud, Member

Environment Services West Manager

Wayne CJ Boyko, Associate Committee Member

Sr. Project Manager - Archeology

Stakeholder Communications

The mission of the Stakeholder Communications Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee will benchmark with members around message development, channel strategy, internal communications, and external communications.

Who We Are? Communications, Marketing, Public Affairs and Public Relations Professionals from across the natural gas industry.

What We Do? Provide networking and educational opportunities to industry peers through awards programs, best practice sharing and sessions at the Communications Roundtable.

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

Celina Cardenas-Fleites, Chair

Manager of Communications

Angela Briel, Second Vice Chair

Supervisor, Communications & Marketing

Brandi Price, Member

Vice President, Public Affairs

Brandy Johnson, Member

Regional Public Relations Manager

Carmen Luevanos, Member

Community Relations Manager

Danielle Mulligan, Member

AVP, Strategic Communications And Community Affairs

Dave Durgin, Member

Director, Natural Gas Division

Dawn Tripp, Member

Communications Manager

Deirdre Goggins, Co-Chair

Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Don Proctor, Member

Inspector

Elizabeth Morris, Co-Chair

Senior Communication Consultant

Jennifer Altieri, Past Chair

Vice President Public Affairs, CO-KS Division

Jordan Ponizhaylo, First Vice Chair

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Kelee Lusk, Past Chair

Compliance Supervisor

Krystle Dial, Member

Project Manager, DOT Compliance

Max Shilstone, Member

Director Government Affairs

Robert Botello, Jr., Second Vice Chair

Tracey Murray, Associate Committee Member

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Yolanda Santiago White, Member

Asst Mngr, Comm & Market

Accounting & Finance

SGA’s Accounting and Finance Committee provides a forum for Accounting and Finance executives from member companies to learn, network and share best practices on accounting practices, standards and regulations that govern the industry.

Who We Are? Accounting and finance professionals representing the natural gas industry.

What We Do? Exchange information, share ideas, and have problem-solving discussions which benefit participants and their respective companies in finding solutions to the industry’s accounting and finance issues.

Where We Meet? The Accounting & Finance committee meets on monthly conference calls, at an onsite planning meeting, and holds a roundtable as part of the SGA Management Conference.

Austin Kerns, Member

Bryan Manges, Member

Director-Gas Utilities & Infrastructure Accounting

Celesta Miracle, SGA Staff Liaison

Senior Manager of Committee Strategy

Cheyene Charles, Member

SEC Manager

Christine Fernandez, Member

VP Accounting & Assistant Controller

Courtney L Wieland, Member

Manager, Business Area Finance

Gary Zahn, Member

Director - Accounting & Reporting

Janet Dorrough, Member

Jonathan Martin, Member

Divisional Controller

Marc Priscal, Member

Director, Business Area Finance

Mario A. Parras, Member

Director - Division Financial Planning

Mark Veltmann, Member

Assistant Controller

Megan L. Robinson, Member

Nathan Bell, Member

Controller

Rampriya Ramkumar, Member

Director - Division Financial Accounting

Robert DePriest, Member

Controller

Russell Wright, Member

Director of Finance

Susan H. Byers, Member

Controller

Tom Howard, Member

Director - Accounting

Human Resources

Committee Leadership

  1. CHAIR: Donna Marie Gay, ENSTOR

The mission of the Human Resources Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee provides leadership and support to ensure HR practices align with business operations, recognizing that needs are different for each company due to the diverse size and composition of member companies.

Who We Are? Human Resources executives from member companies who are strategic thinkers, leaders, and decision makers within our respective companies.

What We Do? Provide educational and networking opportunities to industry peers through our roundtable at the SGA Events

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

 

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Donna Marie Gay, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Chair

Human Resources Director

Ashley Knight, Member

Vice President, Human Resources

Beilee Tracey, Member

Senior Workforce Relations Consultant

Dave Durgin, Member

Director, Natural Gas Division

Gerard J. Gorla, Member

VP of Human Resources

James D. Haynes, Member

VP, People Operations

Jeremy Otahal, MBA, SHRM-CP, Associate Committee Member

Executive Director-Education and Human Resources

Joe Cimbak, Associate Committee Member

Director of Talent Management

Kelli Hawkins, Member

Director Human Resources

Kristin Rupprecht, Member

Human Resources Manager

Linda Haft, Associate Committee Member

Sr. Director, Human Resources

Scott Harper, Member

Director, Learning & Organizational Dev.

Susan Lloyd, Member

Administrative Assistant

Tasha Cutter, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager Committee Facilitation

Tony Magganas, Member

Gas Program Coordinator-Administrations, Warehouse & Meterin

IT & Cybersecurity

Committee Leadership

  1. CHAIR: James Meadows, Mountaineer Gas Company

The mission of the IT & Cyber Security Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on data analytics, incident response, software/tech emerging trends, documentation guidelines, and more.

Who We Are? All Information Technology roles within the natural gas industry.

What We Do? Engage and build a community within this peer group to facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The committee meets in person at planning meetings and conferences, and for monthly committee calls.

Andrew Vondrak, Member

Director, GIS & Asset Data Services

Beau Moore, Member

Project Manager

James Meadows, Member

General Manager, IT

Jason Espinales, Member

Systems Administrator

Justin Shears, Member

IT Manager

Tasha Cutter, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager Committee Facilitation

Terry Tutt, Member

IT Manager - Operational Technology

Legal & Risk

Committee Leadership

  1. CHAIR: Carol Williamson, Atmos Energy Corporation

The mission of the Legal & Risk Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee fosters enhancing the current and future compliance and understanding of applicable legal requirements and mitigation of operational risks.

Who We Are? Legal counsel for natural gas utilities.

What We Do? Provide networking and educational opportunities to industry peers through best practice sharing and the Legal Roundtable.

Where We Meet? The Legal committee meets on monthly conference calls, at an onsite planning meeting and holds a roundtable as part of the SGA Natural Gas Connect.

Carol Williamson, Chair

Alyssa Allison, Member

Attorney

Amanda J Demopoulos, Member

Associate General Counsel

Anne Sherwood, Member

Lead Assistant General Councel

Beth Minear, Associate Committee Member

Owner

Brianne Kurdock, Associate Committee Member

Shareholder

Daniel Hartmann Schwarzenbach, Associate Committee Member

General Counsel and Secretary

Jeffrey James, Member

Counsel - Commercial Legal Support

Katie Elizabeth Childers, First Vice Chair

Attorney

Mara Ascheman, Member

Senior Attorney

Mike Bradley, Associate Committee Member

Director of LDC South Eastern Operations

Supply Chain

 The mission of the Supply Chain Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on supplier diversity and all activities involving the procurement, storing, handling, and disposal of materials used by SGA member companies.

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

What We Do? Educate, develop and advance the Supply Chain & Diversity Management professionals in our industry through benchmarking strategies and driving best practice.  Our vision is for SGA to be a leading organization in the industry by advancing Supply Chain & Diversity professionals’ knowledge through training, networking, membership and ethical business practices.

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

Angela Burnett, Chair

Supervisor - Purchasing

David P. Johnson, Vice Chair

Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Bill Dobbins, Associate Committee Member

Vice President - National Accounts

Billy Rice, Member

Supervisor Warehouse

Chardae Law, Member

Sr. Supply Chain Analyst

Chris Wykle, Associate Committee Member

Vice President, Sales

Dan Patino, Member

Senior Manager, Contracting & Services

Heidi Frisbie, Associate Committee Member

President/CEO

Jeff Whitaker, Member

Purchasing Manager

Jeffrey A. Higdon, Member

Team Lead, Purchasing

Joshua McLeod, Member

Director, Supply Chain Innovation and Supplier Diversity

Karen Ashwell, Member

Supply Chain Management Manager

Martin E Finley, Member

Procurement manager

Michelle Trapp, Associate Committee Member

Business Development Manager

Nazie Walker, Member

Director, Supply Chain

Patty Davidson, Associate Committee Member

Contracts Administrator

Scott A. Kranstuber, Associate Committee Member

V.P. of Sales & Marketing

Stephanie Leigh Szczapinski, Member

Stephanie Wang, Member

Manager of Demand Planning in Supply Chain

Steven Karolewski, Associate Committee Member

Vice President of Operations

Taylor Jordan Konovalski, Member

Supply Chain Analyst

Thomas A. Schaller, Member

Director, Strategic Procurement

Ty Samples, Associate Committee Member

General Manager, Tubular Sales