Innovative Opportunity Section Managing Committee


Co-Chair: Lauren Quillian, Xcel Energy

Co-Chair: Steven Tramonte, Williams Companies


The purpose of the newly created Innovative Opportunities Section Managing Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies.  This committee is charged with helping to empower SGA Members and their partners to move deeply, strategically, and successfully in pursuit of new opportunities that positively impact the industry. The Committee explores emerging innovations and effective practices, helps to incubate ideas and a vision for business education, and guides SGA’s efforts to develop reports and other content aimed at helping SGA Members and their stakeholders to understand the related challenges and opportunities.
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, 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.


  • Steven Tramonte, Co-Chair | Williams Companies
  • Ryan Hyman, Past Chair | Spire
  • Mallik Angalakudati, Executive Council Liaison | Washington Gas
  • James M Joseph, Member | Southern Company Gas
  • Brian Sloan, Member | TC Energy USA Pipeline Services, LLC
  • Tony Gardner, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Rodney Clayton, Member | Boardwalk Pipelines
  • Paul Newman III, Member | Cheniere Energy, Inc.
  • Mark Shaver, Member | Washington Gas
  • Lauren Quillian, Co-Chair | Xcel Energy
  • Lee Mitchell, Member | Duke Energy Corporation
  • Logan Bradley, Member | ONE Gas, Inc.
  • Kimberly Carter, Member | Texas Gas Service
  • KENNETH EUGENE SMITH, Member | TECO Peoples Gas
  • James Solomon McCloskey, Member | Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
  • Garrett Shuman, SGA Staff Liaison | Southern Gas Association
  • Erin Petkovich, Member | Spectra Energy Partners
  • Denny Miles, Member | Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.
  • Brian S. Wagaman, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Brianne Knierman, SGA Staff Liaison | Southern Gas Association
  • Anthony James Moy, Member | CPS Energy