Leadership Section Managing Committee


Chair: Nancy E Conder, CenterPoint Energy

Vice Chair: Ian D Cooley, Spire Alabama Inc.

Second Vice Chair: Brandi Price, Atmos Energy, West Texas Division

Second Vice Chair: James M Joseph, Southern Company Gas

Executive Council Liaison: Joseph B Hampton, Spire Alabama Inc.

Executive Council Liaison: Kimra H. Cole, Columbia Gas of Kentucky

Executive Council Liaison: Richard Lujan, P.E., CPS Energy

SGA Committee Manager: Celesta Miracle, Southern Gas Association



The purpose of the Leadership Section Managing Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee promotes and enables the development of leaders in the natural gas industry. 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.


  • James M Joseph, Second Vice Chair | Southern Company Gas
  • Dana Mayo, Member | Spire Alabama Inc.
  • Emily Rogers, P.E., Member | TC Energy USA Pipeline Services, LLC
  • Kimberly W Blasingame, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Brian Tooley, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Nancy E Conder, Chair | CenterPoint Energy
  • Ian D Cooley, Vice Chair | Spire Alabama Inc.
  • Brandi Price, Second Vice Chair | Atmos Energy, West Texas Division
  • Joseph B Hampton, Executive Council Liaison | Spire Alabama Inc.
  • Richard Lujan, P.E., Executive Council Liaison | CPS Energy
  • Kimra H. Cole, Executive Council Liaison | Columbia Gas of Kentucky
  • Lisa Holleron, Member | Kansas Gas Service
  • Ashley McJunkin, P.E., Member | Dominion Energy
  • Celesta Miracle, SGA Committee Manager | Southern Gas Association
  • Roshan Patel, Member | Williams Companies