Safety & Employee Development

Learning & Development


Chair: Gaye Lynn Schaffart, Tenaska Marketing Ventures

Vice Chair: Pheona Kelly

Second Vice Chair: Bob Price, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.


The purpose of the Learning & Development Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on developing, monitoring, and promoting excellence in lifelong learning processes and strategies for natural gas industry professionals.


Who We Are? Learning and Development and Organizational Development departments from across the industry.

What We Do? We focus on and anticipate the needs of member companies (and the natural gas industry as a whole), investigate possible training or training-related functions to meet those needs, and provide guidance to SGA staff, member companies, and vendors serving the natural gas industry.

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


  • James Owens, Managing Section Liaison | Atmos Energy, Mid-Texas Division
  • Gaye Lynn Schaffart, Chair | Tenaska Marketing Ventures
  • Yolanda Santiago White, Member | Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia
  • Tara Hammett, Member | Atmos Energy Corporation
  • Sebastian Campbell, Associate Committee Member | Energy Worldnet
  • Rishi Chauhan, SGA Staff Liaison | Southern Gas Association
  • Rob Letterman, Member | Dominion Energy
  • Pheona Kelly, Vice Chair |
  • Joy Christina Service, Member | Spire Alabama Inc.
  • Jeff Gorman, Member | Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.
  • Jessica Caballero-Ashmeade, Member |
  • Crystal Stromberg, Associate Committee Member | Energy Worldnet
  • Chloe Mackay, Associate Committee Member | Gas Transmission Systems Inc.
  • Candace Byington, Member | ONE Gas, Inc.
  • Bob Price, Second Vice Chair | Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.
  • Allen Roy, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Adam Compton, Member | Mosaic