On January 23, SGA announced that Suzanne Ogle has been named Senior Vice President SGA and GMRC. Effective February 4, Ms. Ogle will be responsible for several areas including Marketing and Communications, Learning and Professional Development, and Finance and Accounting. In addition, she will be directly involved in the leadership of the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC).

“We are excited to have Suzanne take this important leadership role for SGA and GMRC,” said Caron Lawhorn, Senior Vice President Commercial, ONE Gas, and 2018 Chair for SGA. “Suzanne’s extensive experience in the natural gas business and with association activities offers a unique set of capabilities that will help continue to move SGA forward.”

Bill Cantrell, President & CEO, SGA, added, “Suzanne’s passion and experience in opening dialogues about the benefits of fossil fuels fit perfectly with SGA’s Natural Gas Champions initiative.”

Suzanne Ogle is currently the Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Approach Resources (NASDAQ:AREX) an independent oil and gas exploration company based in Ft. Worth, Texas. She has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry leading sales, marketing & communication and commercial teams for both public and private energy companies. Suzanne has a wide variety of contacts and interests within the energy industry. She is chair of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) Wildcatters Sporting Clay Tournament, raising more than one- quarter million dollars benefitting the IPAA Energy Education Foundation, and is a member of the Women’s Energy Network. She has also served on the Business Development and Supply and Demand committees of IPAA.

Suzanne Ogle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology. She describes herself as a lifelong learner and it shows in her accomplishments. She is a certified Investor Relations Professional, an accredited practitioner of Public Relations, is certified in Marketing, Financial Management and Business Analytics, and is certified in Energy Leadership.

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Don’t miss Dr. Scott Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology–a joint University of Texas and State of Texas organization, at SGA’s 2019 Technical Conference on Environmental Permitting and Construction.

Tinker will close the conference leaving you inspired with his keynote, The Global Energy Transition: It’s Not What You Think.

Energy fuels the economic engine of the world. Access to secure energy—affordable, available, reliable, and sustainable—is not only vital for economic health, but also to lift the world from poverty, and to invest in the environment.

The energy transition is often thought of as the switch from carbon-based fuels to non-carbon fuels. But is that what we really seek? Or is the important energy transition one in which every person on earth has access to secure energy? Are carbon policy and energy poverty mutually exclusive, or does there exist an energy “radical middle” that can address the challenges of both, and still preserve a healthy economy? Rather than creating divisive political dichotomies of “good and bad,” “clean and dirty,” “believe and deny,” better to delve into the science, technology, and economics of energy poverty, atmospheric greenhouse-gas reduction, and large-scale land use and mining.

Is there a framework that could result in a significant reduction of energy poverty, a real impact on climate change, and reduced land used for energy production—while maintaining a healthy global economy? Will NGOs, governments, academia, and industry find common ground and enable such a future to unfold?

To avoid well-intended, but often negative outcomes, government policies require fact-based, transparent, and accessible energy education, as well as open, objective, and non-partisan dialog around such things as scale and density; emissions, land use, and water; resource extraction and development; economics and policy; and more. Through such dialog, compromise and convergence on workable solutions could be possible.

Watch a sneak peek of what Dr. Tinker will be sharing in the teaser below!

Join us February 12-15 for SGA’s 2019 Technical Conference on Environmental Permitting and Construction, and register today.

 

 

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Meet Joel Zeff, a workplace energy expert, the author of Make the Right Choice and keynote speaker for the 2019 Supply Chain Management Conference.

Joel Zeff

Joel Zeff, 2019 SCMC Speaker

Joel is a dynamic speaker and improvisational humorist. His interactive performances invite members of the audience to participate in hilarious, improvisational exercises that illustrate Joel’s central message–that organizations and “Joel Zeffindividuals” should CELEBRATE everyday successes to increase collaboration, productivity, passion and innovation.

Since 1997, Joel has inspired audiences from Wells Fargo to Samsung to KPMG and even the IRS. (Yes, that IRS!) Joel is a masterful public speaker and a nationally renowned motivator, lifelong humorist and improvisational actor, and we’re excited for him to join us February 20-22 in Point Clear, Alabama.

At SGA’s 2019 Supply Chain Management Conference, Joel will be sharing the secret to leading teams during change with passion and success. Watch a special message from him to you below.

Learn more about and register for the conference here.

 

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The June issue of the Network News is now available in our Communication Center.

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The June issue of the Network News is now available in our Communication Center.

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The April issue of the Network News is now available in our Communication Center.

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SGA is now accepting entries for the 2018 Emergency Management Award, and we need to hear from you.

This award recognizes excellence in Emergency Management Response with the 2018 program focusing specifically on Effectiveness of a Company’s Response to a Natural Disaster. Entry submissions can date back up to five years.

Winners will be announced at the 2018 Operating Conference on July 30 in Tampa, Florida. Be prepared to present via live webinar on the morning of May 1.

To enter, submit the name of your program and company name in an email to Jake Wagner before April 24.

For more information and details on how to enter, please visit the Emergency Management Award webpage.

 

 

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The SGA Environmental Excellence Awards are given annually to recognize companies who have made significant impacts in protecting the environment by supporting environmental programs on the job or in the community.

This award program also provides a forum for sharing of innovative environmental practices amongst industry peers. Categories for submission area as follows:

  • Stewardship– Includes an individual or organization who demonstrates outstanding achievements and contributions supporting environmental stewardship on the job or in the community.
  • Partnership – Includes an individual or organization who partners with a company in outstanding achievement in supporting environmental values in the industry or the community.
  • Technology/Conservation – Includes an individual or organization for innovative use of technology and energy conservation or methodology for processes or procedures which prevent pollution and are a product or tool that are new to the industry. May also include the development of clean products or processes that prevent pollution.

This is an important program as, utilization of innovative environmental practices such as these helps SGA member companies reduce waste, save money and contribute to the industry’s environmental protection efforts, as well as benefit the health and welfare of the nation.

Operators interested in participating are encouraged to notify Gary Hines before April 30, 2018. Presentations are expected to be hosted via live webinar in May.

Award recipients will be announced at the 2018 Environmental, Safety & Health, and Training Conference in Denver, Colorado, June 5-7. Winners may also be invited to present at the conference.

Learn more about SGA’s Environmental Excellence Awards program here.

 

 

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David Holt has served as president of Consumer Energy Alliance since 2006 and will be a featured keynote speaker at the 2018 Management Conference.

With nearly 30 years of industry experience, you do not want to miss the keynote message from David Holt. He has worked for state and federal agencies and U.S. Congress and also directed numerous outreach and advocacy efforts.

He also has experience previously, serving as vice president of government affairs for Hart Energy Services; senior legal and energy counsel to Chairman James E. Nugent of the Texas Railroad Commission; counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee; and in public affairs to the U.S. Department of State.

What will he be sharing with us on Friday, April 20 in Tampa, Florida?  Here are some highlights and special message from him below.

  • Insight on who the 2,000 + groups are that are working against our industry, their tactics and funding sources.
  • Your Campaign for America’s Energy and what it communicates about families and small businesses.
  • How critical grass roots advocacy, like SGA’s Creating Natural Gas Champions effort is to turning the tide of public opinion.

Don’t miss out on this important message, learn more about attending the 2018 Management Conference here.

 

 

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