Safety & Employee Development Section


Chair: James Owens, Atmos Energy, Mid-Texas Division


The purpose of the Safety & Employee Development Section Managing Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on safety and health issues and regulations of systems and people. 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.


  • Trevor Rice, Member | ENSTOR
  • Shantel Norman, Executive Council Liaison | ONE Gas, Inc.
  • Jeff Whitaker, Member | Frontier Natural Gas Company
  • James Owens, Chair | Atmos Energy, Mid-Texas Division
  • Trey Steiner, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Theresa Lucado, Member | Washington Gas
  • Scott D Bush, Member | Liberty Utilities
  • Rishi Chauhan, SGA Staff Liaison | Southern Gas Association
  • Regina Davis, Member |
  • Jon Nixon, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Christopher Loy, Member | Mountaineer Gas Company
  • Buz Holloway, Member | Williams Companies
  • Brandy Silvio, Member | Boardwalk Pipelines