Safety & Employee Development

Technical Training & Operator Qualification


Chair: Amy Livingston, Kinder Morgan

Vice Chair: J. P. Greenwell, CenterPoint Energy


The purpose of the Technical Training & Operator Qualification Committee is to look for opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on evaluates new training trends, techniques and available training products and programs to deliver cost effective resources to the industry. In addition, staying up-to-date on new regulations and their potential impact on existing OQ requirements.

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.


  • James Owens, Managing Section Liaison | Atmos Energy, Mid-Texas Division
  • Wallace B McGaughey, Jr., Associate Committee Member | ENTRUST Solutions Group
  • Todd Cash, Member | ENSTOR
  • Teri Berry, Member | Atmos Energy Corporation
  • Steven Himmelfarb, Past Chair | Washington Gas
  • Shawn Frederick, Member | Boardwalk Pipelines
  • Scott Crider, Member | Southern Company Gas
  • Rishi Chauhan, SGA Staff Liaison | Southern Gas Association
  • Melanie Miller, Member | Dominion Energy
  • Lee Heppner, Member | Kinder Morgan
  • Kevin Dunn, Member | Washington Gas
  • Joyce Gorgan, Associate Committee Member | Mosaic
  • Joshua Alvey, Member | LG&E and KU Energy LLC
  • Jeff Gorman, Member | Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.
  • Jeff Simms, Member | Mountaineer Gas Company
  • Jeffrey Wayne Buttram, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Jessica Caballero-Ashmeade, Member |
  • Jason Garland, Associate Committee Member | EGW Utilities, Inc. – Gas Solutions
  • Jason S. Quackenbush, Member | Xcel Energy
  • Eugene Oktyabrskiy, Associate Committee Member | Mosaic
  • Dennis R. Machacek, Member | CenterPoint Energy
  • Crickette West, Member | Spire Missouri Inc.
  • Chris Taylor, Associate Committee Member | Industrial Training Services, Inc.
  • Ann-Marie Stanford, Member | Spire Alabama Inc.
  • Amy Livingston, Chair | Kinder Morgan