Asset Management Section Managing Committee


Providing a forum for distribution and transmission executives from member utilities to learn, develop, and share best practices to enhance the current and future asset management.

OUR MISSION

A collaborative community within Asset Management

The mission of the Asset Management Section Managing Committee is to provide opportunities to share experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This field is continuously evolving, and it is crucial that companies expand their management principles to include these various systems, processes, and management policies. This committee focuses on systematic processes and practices for the efficient storing and utilization of system data utilized for the operations of utility and pipeline systems. 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, 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.

Andrew Vondrak, Member

Director, GIS & Asset Data Services
Southern Company Gas

Brianne Knierman, Staff Liaison


Southern Gas Association

Brianne Knierman, Staff Liaison


Southern Gas Association

Bryce Lawson, Member

Vice President, Engineering & Construction
Energy Transfer (Enable Midstream Partners)

Chris Davis, Member

Director of Field Operations
Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.

Darin Carroll, Executive Council Liaison

Vice President, Operations Support
CenterPoint Energy

Dustin Hoey, Member


Dominion Energy

Glenn Koch, Co-Chair

VP Project Execution - Transmission & Gulf Of Mexico
Williams Companies

Jacob McGlincy, Member

Gis Supervisor
Southern Company Gas

Joshua K Hunkele, Member

Manager - Gas Control
Dominion Energy Ohio

Justin Anderson, Member

Manager Asset Integrity
Atmos Energy Corporation

Kent Shortridge, Board Liaison

Managing Vice President, Operations
ONE Gas, Inc.

Kevin Ferguson, Member

Director of Technical Operations
Energy Transfer

Kyle Lundequam, Member


Xcel Energy

Kyle Moore, Co-Chair

Director of Operations
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Mark Noah, P.E., Member


SCANA Corporation

Mark Noah, P.E., Member

Manager, Integrity Management and Compliance
SCANA Corporation

Matt Lamb, Member

Vice President Eastern Pipeline Operations
BHE GT&S

Nancy E Conder, Member

Director, SMS and Quality
CenterPoint Energy

Richard Thomas Welsh, Member

Manager, Operations Compliance
Eastern Shore Natural Gas

Rishi Chauhan, Staff Liaison, alternate


Southern Gas Association

Steve Martz, Executive Council Liaison

Vice President Gas Engineering
Xcel Energy

Steven Murphy, Member

Vice President, Engineering and Construction
Southern Company Gas

Tom Rieth, Member

Director, Gas Ops Const and Eng
LG&E and KU Energy LLC

Tony Case, Member

Regional VP Operations
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

Weidong Ran, Member

Engineer
Oklahoma Natural Gas Co.

Wendy Straatmann, Member

VP US Gas Operations Technical Services
TC Energy USA Pipeline Services, LLC


Asset Management Section Sub-Committees

Integrity Management & Compliance

Committee Leadership

  1. CHAIR: Torrey Lee Prince, Energy Transfer (Enable Midstream Partners)
  2. VICE CHAIR:  John Rankin, Duke Energy Corporation

The mission of the Integrity Management & Compliance Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee leads the charge to gather the industries important operational leaders to consider emerging compliance risks, and to measure their progress on existing compliance risks. This group will also focus on safely, effectively and efficiently managing the lifecycle of pipelines including corrosion control, public awareness & damage prevention, and GIS.

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.

Justin Inman, Chair

Engineer - Distribution Integrity Management

Cory Hunter, Vice Chair

Manager of Distribution and Pipeline Integrity

Alex Izadpanah, Member

Supervisor, TIMP

Alex Woll, Member

Archie Ryan Buchman, Associate Committee Member

Brandi Wolfe, Member

Brett Adamcik, Member

Pipeline Integrity Engineer

Brianne Knierman, Staff Liaison

Bryan J. MacKenzie, Member

Manager, Pipeline Integrity Risk

Chris A. Bullock, Associate Committee Member

Senior Integrity Management Consultant

Christopher J. Durost, Member

Division Manager -Orlando

Craig Meade, P.E., Associate Committee Member

Mechanical Engineer III

Damion Smith, Member

Territory Compliance Supervisor

Dave Durgin, Member

Director, Natural Gas Division

David Johnson, Member

Director - Pipeline Safety

David Love, Associate Committee Member

SVP Pipeline Division

David R Brown, Member

Compliance Coordinator

DeWitt Burdeaux, Associate Committee Member

Sr Executive Consultant

Derek Kostuck, Member

Elaine Pacheco, Associate Committee Member

Director, Integrity Management

Garry Matocha, Member

Heather Romine, Associate Committee Member

Regulatory Compliance Coordinator

Jacob Duska, Member

Jacob Lyons, Member

Manager of Pipeline Safety and Compliance

James Finch, Member

Senior Engineer

James Overton, Associate Committee Member

Energy Project Manager

Jared Stradley, P.E., Member

Supervisor-Engineering Pipeline Compliance

Jason Cramer, Member

Engineer II

Jason Oner Moral, Member

Sr. Corrosion Engineer

Jeremy Ross, Member

Manager of Pipeline Integrity

Jeremy Troutman, Member

Director, Integrity and Reliability

Jessica Sheldon, Associate Committee Member

Asset Knowledge Business Area Manager

Jim Mullen, Associate Committee Member

Chief Operations Officer

John A Patton, Sr., Associate Committee Member

Manager, Engineering Projects

Jon S. Russell, Member

Safety & Regulatory Compliance Coordinator

Josh James, Member

Enginer 1

Joshua Allen Busby, Member

Project Manager-Pipeline Integrity Intrastate

Keith Courtney, Member

Sr. Integrity Manager

Kelsey Knizner, Member

Kevin Joyce, Member

Director-Gas Utility Emergency Response

Marc R. Worth, Member

Mark Congdon, Associate Committee Member

Vice President Business Development

Matt Parks, Member

Director of Reliability Engineering

Matthew Scott, Member

Sr. Engineer

Michael Alexander, P.E., Associate Committee Member

Ngoc Kinney, Second Vice Chair

Manager, Transmission Integrity Management Program

Nicole Christianer, Member

Manager, Pipeline Safety-Distribution (MO)

Randy Head, Member

Director of Asset Integrity

Ray Gardner, Member

Director, Gas Integrity Management Programs

Regina Davis, Member

Centralized Workload Manager

Richard Thomas Welsh, Member

Manager, Operations Compliance

Ronald Morrow III, Member

Pipeline Integrity Program Manager

Samuel L Richert, Member

Senior Operations Manager, Damage Prevention

Sean Knight, Member

Pipeline Integrity Engineer

Sean Wallace, P.E., Member

Technical Standards Strategic Advisor

Shawn Allen Miller, P.E., Member

Director, Engineering Services

Steve Munster, Associate Committee Member

Business Development – Utilities Southeast District

Steven O’Connor, Member

Staff Engineer

Taylor Younger, Member

Regulatory Compliance Engineer

Temitope Festus Ajibola, P.E., Member

Integrity Engineer

Thomas A. Bubenik, Associate Committee Member

Vice President, Systems Integrity

Todd Cash, Member

TEMP

Torrey Lee Prince, Past Chair

Engineer

Trent Ackhurst, Member

Director - Integrity Management

Ty Samples, Associate Committee Member

General Manager, Tubular Sales

Tyler Fichter, Member

Engineer 2

Victor Andrade Garcia, Member

Engineer I

Weidong Ran, Member

Engineer

William Garrett Owen, Member

Engineer

Operations, Maintenance, & Emergency Management

The mission of the Operations, Maintenance & Emergency Management Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on the safe, reliable, and efficient construction, operation and maintenance of natural gas distribution and transmission systems: technologies, processes, best practices, lessons learned, regulations, SOPs, mergers and acquisitions impacts, material sourcing, emergency response, leak investigation and grading, audit prep, field employee utilization and standards.

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.

Adam Theriault, Vice Chair

Manager of Engineering Codes & Standards

David Jacobsmeier, Vice Chair

Manager Of Operation

Thomas Bower, Vice Chair

Staff Engineer

ALfred J Giordano, Associate Committee Member

Manager, Regulatory Compliance

Alex Leon, Member

Gas Engineering & Planning Manager

Alicia E. Berger, Member

Director, Gas Operations

Bob Jaeger, Member

Brian Davis, Member

Regional Manager

Brian Luksik, Member

Engineer

CY W Wagner, Member

Chris Graham, Member

Operations Supervisor

Christopher J. Durost, Member

Division Manager -Orlando

Cindy Ostrander, Member

Division Manager

Daniel Dessanti, Associate Committee Member

Director, Operations Services

Danny Harris, Member

Manager Gas Transmission Operations

Darrin Chism, Member

Director of Operations

Dave Durgin, Member

Director, Natural Gas Division

David A Yonce, Member

Director, Gas Control

David Hawkes, Member

Operations Supervisor

Dillon E. Wade, Member

Gas Engineer II

Eric Gerstel, Associate Committee Member

Vice President

Eric Jacobs, Member

Supervisor, Asset Protection

Gary Rashard Agee, Member

James Dale Crowley, Member

Regional manager

James Royal, Member

Manager, Operator Qualification

Jeremy Sprouse, Member

Mgr., Operations Center

Jon S. Russell, Member

Safety & Regulatory Compliance Coordinator

Justin Brown, Member

Leader Facilities Services- Gas Controller I

Kevin Joyce, Member

Director-Gas Utility Emergency Response

Leslie J. Davenport, Member

Compliance Coordinator II

Lynette Sealy, Member

District Director - Gas Operations

Maria L Alvarez, Associate Committee Member

Environmental Planner

Mark Knox, Member

Director Resource Management Forecasting

Matt Piechocki, Member

Senior Emergency Preparedness Administrator

Michael Clevens, Member

Michael Schormann, Member

Lead, Crisis Management

Michelle Dietsch, Member

Manager, Forecasting

Nicole Elmasry, Member

Supervisor, Gas Emergency Resp

Ronnie Sontag, Member

Director Shared Services

Roy A. Surges, Associate Committee Member

Transmission Integrity Business Area Lead

Scott Parker, Member

Manager - Transmission Planning

Stephen Mayfield, Member

Assistant General Manager - Gas Operations

Steven Wood, Member

Director - Shared Services

Stuart Alan Johnson, Member

Manager, Planning and Scheduling

Timothy Mark Gott, Member

Safety & Health Specialist III

Tracy Honea, Staff Liaison, alternate

EA & Mgr Emergency Response

Tyler Ashline, Member

South Region Manager

Vernon W McNully, Member

Operations Manager

William Anderson, Member

Manager-Dispatch Operations

William Scarborough, Member

Compression

Committee Leadership

  1. CHAIR: Stephen Adams, TC Energy USA Pipeline Services
  2. VICE CHAIR:  Jose Fuentes, Williams Companies

SGA’s Compression committee focuses on safe, reliable, effective and efficient application of automation and controls in midstream, transmission and distribution facilities. They also manage training and education relevant to this interest group.

Areas of Focus: Cyber Security, PLC & DCS Systems, ESD and Shunt Trip, Control System Networking, Auxiliary System Automation, Fire and Gas Detection, Wireless Devices and Controls, Human Machine Interface, Over-Pressure Protection, Engine/Motor/Turbine Controls, Safety Instrumented Systems, Hazardous Area Locations, Device Testing, Control of Main Line Valves, Compressor Station & Unit Reliability, Fuel Optimization

Who We Are? Natural gas employees dealing with automation and controls within their respective companies.

What We Do? Engage and build a community within this peer group to facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The committee meets at planning meetings, conferences and monthly committee calls.

 

Billy Remore, Chair

Operation Technician 3

Clarence K. Wong, Vice Chair

Brian Sloan, Past Chair

Manager of Engineering - Automation & Controls East)

Chad White, Member

Team Leader-Storage Operations

Charles E. Puckett, Jr., Member

Manager, Facilities Engineering

Chris Himsel, Member

Gas Storage Consultant

Christopher Michael Scurlock, Member

Principal Automation and Electrical Engineer USNGO

David Amerson, Associate Committee Member

Chief Operating Officer

David Bischof, Member

Lead Electrical Engineer

Ebrima M. Cham, Member

Office of Corporate Engineering

Greg T Shere, Associate Committee Member

Sr. Project Manager

Jeff Lutke, Associate Committee Member

Jose Fuentes, Member

Supv Engineering - Automation

Luan Nguyen, Member

Engineer I

Matthew Crescenti, Associate Committee Member

Mike Cummins, Member

Civil Engineer

Rishi Chauhan, SGA Staff Liaison

Stephen Eugene Adams, Past Chair

Lead Automation & Electrical Engineer

Timothy McSwain, Member

Automation Engineer

Committee Activity Plan

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Engineering , Design and Construction

Committee Leadership

  1. CHAIR: Wayne Costa, Energy Transfer (Enable Midstream Partners)
  2. VICE CHAIR:  Isaac Martinez, Energy Transfer (Enable Midstream Partners)

The mission of the Engineering, Design, and Construction Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on the safe, reliable, effective, timely, and cost-efficient quality construction of pipeline facilities, current labor/right-of-way issues through the application of engineering and construction management from project concept to project completion.

Who We Are? Engineering, construction, land management and/or right of way management. professionals within our respective companies.

What We Do? Provide networking and educational opportunities to industry peers through best practice sharing and sessions at the SGA conferences and events.

Where We Meet? The committee meets at planning meetings, conferences, and periodically by conference call.

 

Isaac Martinez, Chair

Lead Design Engineer - Standards

Samuel Walters, Vice Chair

Engineering Director

Ababu Gelaye, Associate Committee Member

Vice President

Alex Leon, Member

Gas Engineering & Planning Manager

Allen H. Sopshire, Member

Staff Engineer

Austin Gage Martin, Member

Project Engineer

Brianne Knierman, SGA Staff Liaison

Butch Wallace, Associate Committee Member

Director, Project Management and Engineering

Chad Keim, Member

Engineering Manager

Clifford DeBerry, Jr., Member

Director Analysis Strategy

Daniel May, Member

Dave Durgin, Member

Director, Natural Gas Division

Dillon E. Wade, Member

Gas Engineer II

Drake Millier, Member

Senior Engineer

Gordon Sullivan, Member

Hoyt Brown, Member

Director Engineering, Development & Interconnects

Jacinta Garcia Corcoba, Member

Gas Section Manager - Design/Permitting

Jacob Lindsay, Second Vice Chair

Manager of Engineering Services

Jennifer Newton Gissendanner, P.E., Associate Committee Member

Project Manager

John R Wilson, Associate Committee Member

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Johnny Eustace, Associate Committee Member

Pipeline Safety Program Manager

Joshua Hartwig, Associate Committee Member

Josue Alcaraz, Member

Engineer I

Karl Herbst, Member

Manager of Facilities Engineering

Kyle Ramsey, Associate Committee Member

Director of Business Development

Micah Edwards, Member

Mike H Adams, Associate Committee Member

National Program Manager

Noah Klinksiek, Member

Manager - Gas Design

Paul Spadone, Associate Committee Member

Business Development Lead

Peter Ford, Member

Manager, Engineering

Philip Blessinger, Member

Mgr Pipeline Engineering

Rob Hembree, Member

Director, Engineering

Rob Smith, Member

Manager, Engineering

Robert Priester, Member

Engineer

Schylar Dave Parks, Associate Committee Member

Area Manager

Susan Slattery, P.E., Associate Committee Member

Vice President Engineering Operations

Ted M. Gambill, Jr., Member

Engineer / Construction

Thomas B Marlow, Associate Committee Member

Program Manager

Travis Arendt, Associate Committee Member

Distribution Business Area Lead

Wayne Costa, Past Chair

Director - Construction

Weston Trestler, Associate Committee Member

Project Manager - Pipelines

Control Room Mgt

Committee Leadership

  1. CHAIR: Dan Geers,  Duke Energy Corporation
  2. VICE CHAIR:  Alex Grewach, Spire, Inc.

The mission of the Control Room Management Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on the safe, effective, and efficient operations of control room facilities, including communications, standards, regulations, processes, technologies, etc.

Who We Are? Gas control employees in the natural gas industry.

What We Do? Engage and build a community within this peer group to facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The  Committee meets in person at planning meetings and conferences, and for monthly committee calls.

 

Alex Grewach, Chair

Manager, Gas Control

Brian Patrick Lenhart III, Vice Chair

Group Leader, Gas CRM Engineering

Andrew Donato, Member

Manager Gas Control

B Derek Goins, Member

Instructor

Brad Holbrook, Member

Director - Gas Control & SCADA Controls

Christine C. Quinn, Member

Manager Gas Control

Chuck Thompson, Member

Manager, Gas Control & Compression

Dan Geers, Member

Gas Control - Supervisor

David Meetze, Member

John C Segsworth, Member

Operations Support Analyst

Joshua K Hunkele, First Vice Chair

Manager - Gas Control

Lou Brummett, Member

Michael Pryor, Member

Gas Administration Coordinator

Patricia Thomason, Associate Committee Member

Senior Integrity Management Consultant

Perry Newman, Member

Director-Gas Control

Raymundo Rosales, Member

Gas Control Supervisor

Rishi Chauhan, SGA Staff Liaison

Robert S Spaniel, Member

Supervisor Gas Control

Samuel Loganbill, Member

Engineer

Steven Criag Yehle, Member

Director, Gas Transmission

Tiffany Buffington, Member

Gas Transmission

Todd Nodes, Member

Gas Control Manager

Tye Ragle, Member

Maintenance Coordinator

Vickie Kazmierczak, Member

Regulatory Compliance Specialist Sr.

Wallace B McGaughey, Jr., Associate Committee Member

Director of Regulatory Compliance

Measurement & Communications

Committee Leadership

  1. CHAIR: Joshua Caleb Richard, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners
  2. VICE CHAIR: Ignacio Torres, Jr., CenterPoint Energy

The mission of the Measurement & Communications Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. By focusing on the accurate measurement of natural gas, this committee will expand efforts related to meters, field proving, station design, research, and more.

Who We Are? Engineers and natural gas employees that deal with gas measurement and regulations.

What We Do? Facilitate the exchange of measurement and regulations information through roundtables, webinars and open dialogue.

Where We Meet? The committee meets on monthly conference calls, at an onsite planning meeting and holds a roundtable as part of the SGA Natural Gas Connect.

 

Ignacio Torres, Jr., Chair

Engineer III

Clayton Blackston, P.E., Vice Chair

Engineer III

Austin Sorensen, Past Chair

Engineer

Brianne Knierman, SGA Staff Liaison

Brianne Knierman, SGA Staff Liaison

Chris Wykle, Associate Committee Members

Vice President, Sales

Clinton Anderson, Associate Committee Members

Sales Initiative Leader

Dan Geers, Member

Gas Control - Supervisor

Dean Lightfoot, Associate Committee Members

Regional Sales Director

James P. Reinmann, Member

Principal Engineer

John Cox, Member

Manager, Measurement Engineering and Analytics

Joshua Caleb Richard, Past Chair

Measurement Design Engineer

Melissa Fearing, Member

Engineer

Michael McMahon, Associate Committee Members

Product Manager, Gas

Ryan Edge, Member

Leader, Customer Solutions & Measurement

Wayne T. Ledbetter II, Second Vice Chair

Supervisor-Gas System Operations

Storage

The mission of the Storage Committee is provide for opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on operations, inventory management, growth and expansion issues, deliverability assurance, PHMSA audit, encroachment /land issues, station facility, and more.

SGA’s Storage Committee focuses on the safe, effective and efficient storage of natural gas.

Who We Are? Directors, Managers, Supervisors of underground storage duties in the natural gas industry

What We Do? Engage and build a community within this peer group to facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The Committee meets in person at planning meetings, conferences and monthly committee calls.

Ronald Morrow III, Chair

Pipeline Integrity Program Manager

Andrew Hammerschmidt, Member

Director, Reservoir Engineering

Andrew Sarver, Member

Supervisor-Process & Controls Engineering

Anthony Morrow, Member

Systems Planning Engineer

Balaji Srinivasan, Member

Engineer Senior - Gas Storage

Carly Laine Walton, Member

Geologist

Chris Himsel, Member

Gas Storage Consultant

Elaine Froneberger, Member

Specialist | Gas Storage Compliance

Forest Reid Anderson, Member

Storage and Compression Engineer 2

Gonca Randall, Member

Vice President, ESG

Jason Marshall, Member

Operations Supervisor Gas Storage South

Rishi Chauhan, SGA Staff Liaison

Robert Heine, P.E., Member

Principal Engineer - Gas Storage

Scott Newcomb, Member

Director of Storage & Compression

Victor Garcia, Member

Zachary Evans, Associate Committee Member

Reservoir Storage Manager

Land

Committee Leadership

  1. CHAIR: Tiffani De’ane Dygert, Atmos Energy Corporation
  2. VICE CHAIR: Jared Barta, Kansas Gas Service
  3. SECOND VICE CHAIR: Ronny Wayne Howell, Piedmont Natural Gas

The mission of the Land Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on addressing Right of Way issues, Right of Way Management, and Land Acquisitions for pipelines by building bridges of communication with groups impacted by landowner issues, regulations, and standards.

Who We Are? Natural gas employees focused on land management and/or right of way management.

What We Do? Build a community within its peer group and engage the interest group in dialogue to facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The Right of Way committee meets on monthly conference calls, at an onsite planning meeting, and holds a roundtable as part of SGA Events.

Jared Barta, Chair

Ronny Wayne Howell, Vice Chair

Manager- Land Services

Brian E Sullivan, Member

Sr Agent Siting & Land Rights

Brianne Knierman, SGA Staff Liaison

Brianne Knierman, SGA Staff Liaison

Kal Anthony Laviolette, Second Vice Chair

Director of Land

Patrick Coolidge, Member

Engineer

Rhonda Thompson, Member

Sr. Land Representative

Richard Grady, Member

Manager, Siting & Land Rights

Tiffani De’ane Dygert, Past Chair

Right-of-Way Agent 2

Vernon W McNully, Member

Operations Manager