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.

Adrienne Mason, Member

Manager EHS
Kinder Morgan

Anne Bomar, Member

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
BHE GT&S

Chelsea Terral, Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement
Southern Gas Association

Elizabeth Beck, Co-Chair

Manager, Carbon Policy & Corporate Sustainability
CenterPoint Energy

Ernest Ladkani, Member

Senior Environmental Advisor
TC Energy USA Pipeline Services, LLC

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

Maurice Baker, Co-Chair

Manager, Community Relations
Southern Company Gas

Nathan Knell, Member


Summit Utilities, Inc.


Committee Activity Plan 2021 Coming Soon


ESG & Corporate Services Section Sub-committees

Environmental

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

Brooke Vorbeck, Chair

Environmental Specialist II

Alex Miller, Vice Chair

Environmental Specialist

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

Angela Lundy, Associate Committee Member

Manager, Environmental

Anna Schmidt, Member

Sr. Environmental Specialist

Ben Berra, Associate Committee Member

Principal, Dept. Mgr. - Natural Resources

Blake Amos, Member

Specialist-Permitting Compliance Sr. II

Chelsea Terral, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Chris Howell, Member

Director, Finance

Colin A. Diehl, Associate Committee Member

President

Corrie Pere, Past Chair

Environmental Specialist

Cydney Schwarzlose, Associate Committee Member

Environmental Practice Leader

Daniel Goodman, Member

Devyn Richardson, Member

Principal Permitting Consultant- PPL

Duane Peters, Associate Committee Member

Department Manager

Eugene Howland, Associate Committee Member

Sales Director & Regional Sales Mngr.

Heidi M Wray, Member

Env. Permitting and Compliance Manager

Irvin R. Flowers, Associate Committee Member

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

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

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

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, Vice Chair

Manager of Communications

Angela Briel, Associate Committee Member

Corporate Communications Coordinator

Brandi Price, Member

Vice President, Public Affairs

Brandy Johnson, Member

Regional Public Relations Manager

Carmen Luevanos, Member

Community Relations Manager

Chelsea Terral, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Danielle Mulligan, Member

Avp, Corporate Communications And Community Affairs

Dawn Tripp, Member

Communications Manager

Deirdre Goggins, Co-Chair

Elizabeth Morris, Co-Chair

Senior Communication Consultant

Jennifer Altieri, Past Chair

Vice President Public Affairs, CO-KS Division

Jordan Ponizhaylo, Second Vice Chair

Marketing Specialist

Kelee Lusk, Past Chair

Compliance Supervisor

Krystle Dial, Member

Project Manager, DOT Compliance

Max Shilstone, Member

Director Government Affairs at Energy Transfer Partners, L.P

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

Chair | Laura Gillham, Atmos Energy

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.

Bryan Manges, Member

Director-Gas Utilities & Infrastructure Accounting

Chelsea Terral, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Cheyene Charles, Member

SEC Manager

Christine Fernandez, Member

Director of Financial Reporting

Gary Zahn, Member

Director - Accounting & Reporting

Jonathan Martin, Member

Divisional Controller

Mario A. Parras, Member

Director - Division Financial Planning

Mark Veltmann, Member

Assistant Controller

Matthew Bieberly, Member

Director - Corporate Accounting & Reporting

Russell Wright, Member

Director of Finance

Susan H. Byers, Member

Controller

Tamara Wilson, Member

VP, CFO, Chief Administrative Officer

Committee Activity Plan

2021 Activity Plan Coming Soon!

Human Resources Section

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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Bethany Newcomb, Member

VP, HR

Chelsea Terral, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Donna Marie Gay, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Member

Human Resources Director

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

Jordan Anderson, SGA Staff Liaison, alternate

Learning and Development Manager, Industry Trends

Kelli Hawkins, Member

Director Human Resources

Kristin Rupprecht, Associate Committee Member

Human Resources Manager

Linda Haft, Associate Committee Member

Sr. Director, Human Resources

Scott Harper, Member

Director, Learning & Organizational Dev.

IT & Cybersecurity

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

Chelsea Terral, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

James Meadows, Member

General Manager, IT

Stephenie Mayberry, Associate Committee Member

Vice President

Terry Tutt, Member

IT Manager - Operational Technology

Legal & Risk

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

Beth Minear, Member

Owner

Brianne Kurdock, Associate Committee Member

Shareholder

Brien J. Fricke, Member

Senior Counsel

Chelsea Terral, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Daniel Hartmann Schwarzenbach, Associate Committee Member

General Counsel and Secretary

Jeffrey James, Past Chair

Counsel - Commercial Legal Support

Katie Elizabeth Childers, Member

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

Bill Dobbins, Associate Committee Member

Vice President - National Accounts

Chardae Law, Member

Sr. Supply Chain Analyst

Chelsea Terral, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Chris Wykle, Associate Committee Member

Vice President, Sales

Dan Patino, Member

Senior Manager, Contracting & Services

David P. Johnson, Past Chair

Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Gerald Sims, Associate Committee Member

National Sales Manager

Hannah Hampel, Member

Procurement Consultant

Heidi Frisbie, Associate Committee Member

President/CEO

Jeff Whitaker, Member

Purchasing Manager

Jeffrey A. Higdon, Member

Team Lead, Purchasing

Joshua McLeod, Member

Category Manager

Karen Ashwell, Member

Sr. Supply Chain Consultant

LaShaunda Smith Pope, Member

Manager, Supplier Diversity

Michelle Trapp, Associate Committee Member

Director Corporate Business Development & Supplier Diversity

Nazie Walker, Member

Director, Supply Chain

Patty Davidson, Associate Committee Member

Contracts Administrator

Ryan Straka, Member

Mgr, Gas Operations Integration Center

Scott A. Kranstuber, Associate Committee Member

V.P. of Sales & Marketing

Stephanie Hartsaw, Member

Senior Sourcing Specialist

Stephanie Wang, Member

Manager of Demand Planning in Supply Chain

Steven Karolewski, Associate Committee Member

Vice President of Operations

Thomas A. Schaller, Member

Director, Strategic Procurement

Ty Samples, Associate Committee Member