Leadership Section Managing Committee


Co-Chair: Lauren Quillian, Xcel Energy

Co-Chair: Steven Tramonte, Williams Companies


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.


  • Richard Lujan, P.E., Executive Council Liaison | CPS Energy
  • Nancy E Conder, Vice Chair | CenterPoint Energy
  • Lauren Gilliland, Member | Xcel Energy
  • Kimra H. Cole, Executive Council Liaison | Columbia Gas of Kentucky
  • Kimberly W Blasingame, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Joseph B Hampton, Executive Council Liaison | Spire Alabama Inc.
  • James M Joseph, Member | Southern Company Gas
  • Ian D Cooley, Second Vice Chair | Spire Alabama Inc.
  • Hunter Reynolds, Vice Co-Chair | Atmos Energy Corporation
  • Fred A. Steele, Member | Frontier Natural Gas Company
  • Emily Rogers, P.E., Member | TC Energy USA Pipeline Services, LLC
  • Tara Meek, Member | Williams Companies
  • Sara Athen, Member | Northern Natural Gas
  • Matt McCoy, Member | Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.
  • Laura Roberts, Member | Xcel Energy
  • Lisa Holleron, Member | Kansas Gas Service
  • Jen Kostyniuk, Chair | Member | Dominion Energy
  • Cordell O Carter, Member | Southern Company Gas
  • Celesta Miracle, SGA Staff Liaison | Southern Gas Association