Safety & Employee Development

Pipeline Safety Management Systems


Chair: J.P. Greenwell, CenterPoint Energy

Past Chair: Andrea Martinez, New Mexico Gas Company

Past Chair: Sandra Panos, TECO Peoples Gas

SGA Committee Manager: Brianne Knierman, Southern Gas Association


The purpose of the Pipeline Safety Management Systems Committee is to look for opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on a framework for managing pipeline safety holistically through the integration of various activities including risk and asset management, formal processes and procedures, systematic decision making, monitoring of program effectiveness, safety culture, audits, and increased communications.

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 taskforce calls.


  • Allen Tucker, Member | Clearwater Gas System
  • J. P. Greenwell, Chair | CenterPoint Energy
  • Andrea Martinez, Past Chair | New Mexico Gas Company
  • Sandra Panos, Past Chair | TECO Peoples Gas
  • Adam Lanier, Associate Member | Miller Pipeline
  • Ahmed Fagarai, Member | TECO Peoples Gas
  • Francesca York, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Greg Smith, Member | Atmos Energy Corporation
  • Kimberly Whittle, Member | BGE, a member company of Exelon Corp.
  • Patty Connors, Member | Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
  • Paul Hurysz, Jr., Associate Member | Davey Resource Group
  • Steve Allen, Associate Member | Energy Worldnet
  • Jo Scott, Associate Member | ENTRUST Solutions Group
  • Steve Munster, Associate Member | ENTRUST Solutions Group
  • Logan Bradley, Member | ONE Gas, Inc.
  • Dave Durgin, Member | City of Orangeburg, SC
  • James Owens, Member | Atmos Energy, Mid-Texas Division
  • Jon Kelley, Associate Member | Superior Pipeline Services
  • Jon S. Russell, Member | Clearwater Gas System
  • Brianne Knierman, SGA Committee Manager | Southern Gas Association