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

Brent Speegle, Member

GIS Manager
Enable Midstream Partners

Bryce Lawson, Member

Vice President, Engineering & Construction
Enable Midstream Partners

Chris Davis, Member

Director of Field Operations
Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.

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

Keith Lincoln, Co-Chair

Vice President, Operations
Summit Utilities, Inc.

Kevin Ferguson, Member

Director of Technical Operations
Energy Transfer

Kyle Lundequam, Member


Xcel Energy

Matt Lamb, Member

Vice President Eastern Pipeline Operations
BHE GT&S

Richard Thomas Welsh, Member

Manager, Operations Compliance
Eastern Shore Natural Gas

Rishi Chauhan, Staff Liaison


Southern Gas Association

Steven Murphy, Member

Vice President, Engineering and Construction
Southern Company Gas

Tony Case, Member

Regional VP Operations
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

Wendy Straatmann, Member

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


Committee Activity Plan 2021 Coming Soon


Asset Management Section Sub-Committees

Integrity Management & Compliance

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.

John Rankin, Vice Chair

Supervisor - Gas GIS Data Integrity

Alex Izadpanah, Member

Supervisor, TIMP

Amanda Smith, Associate Committee Member

Andrew Marshall, P.E., Member

Engineering Manager

Andy Shingledecker, Associate Committee Member

Project Manager

Archie Ryan Buchman, Associate Committee Member

Brett Adamcik, Member

Pipeline Integrity Engineer

Bryan J. MacKenzie, Member

Manager, Pipeline Integrity Risk

Chris A. Bullock, Associate Committee Member

Senior Integrity Management Consultant

Christopher J. Durost, Member

Division Supervisor-Northern Territory

Cory Hunter, Member

Integrity Risk Manager

Damion Smith, Member

Territory Compliance Supervisor

David Johnson, Member

Director - Pipeline Safety

David Love, Associate Committee Member

SVP Pipeline Division

DeWitt Burdeaux, Associate Committee Member

Sr Director, Pipeline Regulatory Services

Derek Kostuck, Member

Garry Matocha, Member

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

Director of Operations

John A Patton, Sr., Associate Committee Member

Manager, Engineering Projects

Josh James, Member

Enginer 1

Joshua Allen Busby, Member

Project Manager-Pipeline Integrity Intrastate

Justin Inman, Member

Engineer - Distribution Integrity Management

Keith Courtney, Member

Sr. Integrity Manager

Keith Leewis, Industry Advisory

Kelsey Knizner, Member

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, Member

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

Rishi Chauhan, Staff Liaison

Ronald Morrow III, Member

Pipeline Integrity Program Manager

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

Engineer III

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, Member

Engineer

Ty Samples, Associate Committee Member

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.

ALfred J Giordano, Associate Committee Member

Manager, Regulatory Compliance

Adam Theriault, Member

Manager of Engineering Codes & Standards

Brian Davis, Member

Regional Manager

Brian Luksik, Member

Engineer

Charles Gregg, Member

Operations Director

Chelsea Terral, Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Chris Graham, Member

Operations Supervisor

Christopher J. Durost, Member

Division Supervisor-Northern Territory

Danny Harris, Member

Darrin Chism, Member

Director of Operations

David A Yonce, Member

Director, Gas Control

David Hawkes, Member

Operations Supervisor

David Jacobsmeier, Member

Manager Of Operation Keokuk/Canton

Eric Gerstel, Member

Executive Vice President

Eric Jacobs, Member

Supervisor, Asset Protection

Gary Rashard Agee, Member

James Dale Crowley, Member

Regional manager

James Royal, Member

Jason Walker, Member

Director Gas Operations

Jeremy Sprouse, Member

Mgr., Operations Center

Jon S. Russell, Member

Safety & Regulatory Compliance Coordinator

Josh Wagoner, Member

Operations Supervisor

Justin Brown, Member

Leader Facilities Services

Leslie J. Davenport, Member

Compliance Coordinator II

Lynette Sealy, Member

Director, Meter Reading Operations & Work Order Management

Maria L Alvarez, Associate Committee Member

Environmental Planner

Matt Piechocki, Member

Senior Emergency Preparedness Administrator

Michael Clevens, Member

Michael Schormann, Member

Lead, Crisis Management

Robert Botello, Jr., Member

Ronny Wayne Howell, Member

Real Estate Rep

Roy A. Surges, Associate Committee Member

Transmission Integrity Business Area Lead

Steven Wood, Member

Director - Shared Services

Stuart Alan Johnson, Member

Manager, Planning and Scheduling

Thomas Bower, Member

Staff Engineer

Tiffani De’ane Dygert, Member

Right-of-Way Agent 2

Timothy Mark Gott, Member

Safety & Health Specialist III

Tracy Honea, Staff Liaison, alternate

Tyler Ashline, Member

Vernon W McNully, Member

Operations Manager

William Anderson, Member

Manager-Dispatch Operations

William Scarborough, Member

Compression

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.

 

Stephen Eugene Adams, Chair

Lead Automation & Electrical Engineer

Jose Fuentes, Vice Chair

Supv Engineering - Automation

Billy Remore, Member

Operation Technician 3

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

Dan Milligan, Member

Manager, Automation & Controls

David Amerson, Associate Committee Member

COO

David Bischof, Member

Lead Electrical Engineer

Ebrima M. Cham, Member

Office of Corporate Engineering

George Mathai, Member

Manager, Automation & Controls

Greg T Shere, Associate Committee Member

Sr. Project Manager

Jeff Lutke, Member

Luan Nguyen, Member

Engineer I

Matthew Crescenti, Associate Committee Member

Mike Cummins, Member

Civil Engineer

Rishi Chauhan, SGA Staff Liaison

Seth Johnson, Member

Mechanical Specialist

Timothy McSwain, Member

Automation Engineer

Committee Activity Plan

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Engineering , Design and Construction

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.

 

Wayne Costa, Chair

Director, Construction Management

Isaac Martinez, Vice Chair

Lead Design Engineer - Standards

Ababu Gelaye, Associate Committee Member

Vice President

Austin Gage Martin, Member

Project Engineer

Brendan Gamble, Past Chair

Manager - Maryland Construction

Butch Wallace, Associate Committee Member

Director, Project Management and Engineering

Chelsea Terral, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Clifford DeBerry, Jr., Member

Director Analysis Strategy

Drake Millier, Member

Senior Engineer

Gordon Sullivan, Member

Jacob Lindsay, Member

Engineer I

Jeff S. Barna, Member

Project Director TransCanada

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

Project Manager

John R Wilson, Associate Committee Member

Vice President of Business Development

Johnny Eustace, Associate Committee Member

Pipeline Safety Program Manager

Joshua Hartwig, Associate Committee Member

Karl Herbst, Member

Manager of Facilities Engineering

Kyle Ramsey, Associate Committee Member

Director of Business Development

Lydia Mares, Member

Gas Engineering Manager

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

Reagan Ginther, SGA Staff Liaison, alternate

Rishi Chauhan, SGA Staff Liaison, alternate

Rob Hembree, Member

Director, Engineering

Rob Smith, Member

Manager, Engineering

Samuel Walters, Second Vice Chair

Engineering Director

Schylar Dave Parks, Associate Committee Member

Area Manager

Susan Slattery, P.E., Associate Committee Member

Vice President Engineering Operations

Ted M. Gambill, Jr., Member

Gis / Engineering Services

Thomas B Marlow, Associate Committee Member

Program Manager

Travis Arendt, Associate Committee Member

Distribution Business Area Lead

Weston Trestler, Associate Committee Member

William A. Bates, Member

Director Projects | Engineering Services

Control Room Mgt

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.

 

Dan Geers, Chair

Gas Control - Supervisor

Alex Grewach, Vice Chair

Manager, Gas Control

Adam McMinn, Member

Manager Gas Control

B Derek Goins, Member

Instructor

Brad Holbrook, Member

Director - Gas Control & SCADA Controls

Brian L Floyd, Member

Director - Gas Control

Brian Patrick Lenhart III, Second Vice Chair

Group Leader, Gas CRM Engineering

Bryan Gray, Member

Manager, Gas Control

Chelsea Terral, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Christine C. Quinn, Member

Chuck Thompson, Member

Manager, Gas Control & Compression

John C Segsworth, Member

Operations Support Analyst

Lou Brummett, Member

Patricia Thomason, Associate Committee Member

Senior Integrity Management Consultant

Perry Newman, Member

Director-Gas Control

Raymundo Rosales, Member

Gas Control Supervisor

Terry Shuck, Past Chair

Gas Control Manager

Tye Ragle, Member

Maintenance Coordinator

Vickie Kazmierczak, Past Chair

Regulatory Compliance Specialist Sr.

Wallace B McGaughey, Jr., Associate Committee Member

Director of Regulatory Compliance

Measurement & Communications

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.

 

Joshua Caleb Richard, Chair

Measurement Design Engineer

Ignacio Torres, Jr., Vice Chair

Engineer III

Austin Sorensen, Past Chair

Engineer

Chelsea Terral, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Chris Wykle, Associate Committee Members

Vice President, Sales

Clinton Anderson, Associate Committee Members

National Sales Manager - O&G Midstream

Dan Geers, Member

Gas Control - Supervisor

Danielle Elizabeth Randolph, Member

Miss

Dean Lightfoot, Associate Committee Members

Regional Sales Director

James P. Reinmann, Member

Principal Engineer

John Cox, Member

Manager, Measurement Engineering and Analytics

Stephen A. MacDowell, Member

Meaurement Technical Leader

Wayne T. Ledbetter II, Member

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.

Balaji Srinivasan, Chair

Engineer Senior - Gas Storage

Ronald Morrow III, Chair

Pipeline Integrity Program Manager

Andrew Hammerschmidt, Member

Director, Reservoir Engineering

Anthony Morrow, Member

Systems Planning Engineer

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 1

Gonca Randall, Member

Manager - Compliance & EHS

Jason Marshall, Member

Operations Supervisor Gas Storage South

MacMichael K. Nwaiwu, Member

Engineer Storage Integrity Management

Mark Williams, Member

Operations Supervisor

Michael Brandau, Member

Director of Gas Storage

Rishi Chauhan, SGA Staff Liaison

Robert Heine, P.E., Member

Gas Storage Engineer

Scott Newcomb, Member

Director of Storage & Compression

Stuart Schulz, Member

Operations Manager

Tony Corradi, Member

Supervisor Underground Storage

Victor Garcia, Member

Yunus Abass, Member

Reservoir Engineer

Zachary Evans, Member

Reservoir Storage Manager

Land

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.

Tiffani De’ane Dygert, Chair

Right-of-Way Agent 2

Jared Barta, Vice Chair

Chelsea Terral, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Kal Anthony Laviolette, Member

Director of Land

Rhonda Thompson, Member

Sr. Land Representative

Ronny Wayne Howell, Second Vice Chair

Real Estate Rep

Vernon W McNully, Member

Operations Manager