Leadership Section Managing Committee


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

OUR MISSION

A collaborative community within Leadership

The mission 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.

Caroline Lafond, Member

Director, U.S. Human Resources
TC Energy USA Pipeline Services, LLC

Cordell O Carter, Member

Director
Southern Company Gas

DeShaundra E. Jones, Co-Chair

Director, Customer Experience
Washington Gas

Fred A. Steele, Member

General Manager
Frontier Natural Gas Company

Jen Kostyniuk, Co-Chair

Director, Corporate Affairs & Capital Project Support
Dominion Energy

Jordan Anderson, SGA Staff Liaison

Learning and Development Manager, Industry Trends
Southern Gas Association

Matt McCoy, Member

Director, Commercial Services
Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.

Michael Carnahan, Member

Operations Supervisor
Atmos Energy Corporation

Sara Athen, Member

Vice President of Human Resources
Northern Natural Gas

Sarah Jacobs, Member

Economic Development Project Manager
Spire Inc.

Tara Meek, Second Vice Chair

Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Williams Companies


Committee Activity Plan 2021 Coming Soon


Leadership Section Sub-Committees

Multi-Generational Leadership

The mission of the Multi-Generational Leadership Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee will address the five generations and the opportunities and challenges facing our member organizations by developing strategies to turn those challenges into success.

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

What We Do? Provide networking and educational opportunities to industry peers through awards programs, best practice sharing and educational development for SGA events.

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

Crystal Campbell, Chair

Marketing Coordinator

Amanda N Carte, Associate Committee Member

Director of Sales, Gas

Colin Silla, Associate Committee Member

Chief of Staff

Fred A. Steele, Member

General Manager

James Cross, Associate Committee Member

VP of Brand & Design

Jared Ciarella, Associate Committee Member

Director - Engineering Services

Jesse Williams, Member

Director Business Development

Jordan Anderson, SGA Staff Liaison

Learning and Development Manager, Industry Trends

Matt Joiner, Associate Committee Member

Executive Director, Education

Inclusion and Diversity

The mission of the Inclusion & Diversity Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focus will be on the individual employee leadership & development related to demographic experience, curiosity & empathy, and authenticity & belonging.

Who We Are? Natural gas industry employees focused on inclusion & diversity within their companies.

What We Do? The Committee broadens the effectiveness of inclusion & diversity efforts in their companies and across the natural gas industry.

Where We Meet? The Inclusion & Diversity committee meets on monthly conference calls, onsite planning meeting and holds a roundtable as part of Natural Gas Connect.

Tommi Paris, Chair

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Deirdre Goggins, Member

Devin Jones, Member

Heather S. Sexton, Associate Committee Member

Ian D Cooley, Second Vice Chair

Manager, Inclusion & Diversity

Javvad Qasimi, Associate Committee Member

Director of Sales

Joe Cimbak, Associate Committee Member

Director of Talent Management

Jordan Anderson, SGA Staff Liaison

Learning and Development Manager, Industry Trends

Joshua McLeod, Member

Category Manager

KImberly W Blasingame, First Vice Chair

Director HR and Diversity & Inclusion

La Shon Johnson, Member

Women & Leadership

The mission of the Women & Leadership Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee is designed to educate, inspire and energize women in the natural gas industry, aiming to enhance their leadership skills and knowledge.

Who We Are? Diverse group of individuals from across the natural gas industry who are passionate about growing, training and improving today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.

What We Do? Provide an opportunity for women to grow their professional network of mentors and business partners, learn from each other through sharing ideas, observing, interacting with established leaders, coaching and encouraging one another.

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

 

Join the conversation at Connect@SGA Women & Leadership Interest Group!

Raven Elliott, Chair

Senior Air Qualty Project Manager

Nancy E Conder, Vice Chair

Director, SMS and Quality

Allie Meyer, Associate Committee Member

Engineer

Amanda Smith, Associate Committee Member

Ashley Knight, Member

Director, Human Resources

Brandi Price, Member

Vice President, Public Affairs

Carol McKnight, Associate Committee Member

Program Manager

Christina Gregory, Member

Devyn Richardson, Associate Committee Member

Principal Permitting Consultant- PPL

Emily Rogers, Member

Manager

Francene A Scott-Diehl, Member

Safety & Compliance Manager

Jen Kostyniuk, Member

Director, Corporate Affairs & Capital Project Support

Johnna Quin, Associate Committee Member

Engineering Manager

Jordan Anderson, SGA Staff Liaison

Learning and Development Manager, Industry Trends

Joyce Gorgan, Associate Committee Member

Managing Director, Houston

Latonia Viverette Batiste, PhD, Associate Committee Member

Energy Project Manager

Lauren Maas, Associate Committee Member

Project Archaeologist

Lila Jaber, Associate Committee Member

Founder, Florida’s Women in Energy Leadership Forum

Lisa Holleron, Member

Director, Customer Service

Melissa Stamper, MBA, Member

HR Experience Coordinator

Nina Diaz, Member

North Customer Experience Director

Rachael Engel, Past Chair

Director Systems and Data Support

Rachel B. Williams, Member

Senior Project Manager

Rita Nguyen, Member

Manager, Category Management

Sarah Walls, Member

Business Analyst

Shelia Roberts Stephens, Member

Area Manager

Shelley Frisby, Member

VP, Marketing & Bus Dev, LCD

Sylvia Joure, Member

T&D Specialist III

Thuy Geraci, Associate Committee Member

Business Development