Inclusion & Diversity Council


Foster innovative actions that help members to embed inclusion and diversity in their long-term business strategy

The Southern Gas Association Inclusion and Diversity Council’s mission is to foster innovative actions that help members to embed inclusion and diversity in their long-term business strategy. Cultivating an inclusive work environment and diverse workforce will ensure the natural gas industry will attract and retain the best talent. The goal of the Council is to help support member companies on their inclusion and diversity journey and with initiatives to reflect and embrace the gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, as well as the religions, political, and cultural views of their employees and the broader community.

SGA Inclusion and Diversity Council will work together to develop a competency-based inclusion and diversity roadmap that will be available to all SGA members as a resource. Strategic inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives will be congruent with our members’ long-term business objectives.

Ashley Knight, Chair

Director, Human Resources
Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.

Tommi Paris, Vice Chair

Manager Diversity and Inclusion
Southern Company Gas

Debbie Hart Smith, Member

Community Engagement Manager
Chesapeake Utilities

Gail Perez, Member

Sr. Director, Human Resources
TECO Peoples Gas

Julius Moore, Member

Interim Director Gas Compliance & Gas Growth
CPS Energy

Keith A. Thomas, Member

Division Director
CenterPoint Energy

Kelli Martin, Member

VP of Workforce Development
Atmos Energy Corporation

Kenneth Magee, Member

Regional Manager of Community Affairs
Virginia Natural Gas

Seth Smiley-Humphries, Member

Director, Inclusion & Diversity
ONE Gas, Inc.

Shannon Jackson, Member

Director of Marketing and Communications
Southeast Gas

Suzanne Ogle, Staff Liaison

Southern Gas Association

Telesa Walton, Staff Liaison, alternate

Director of Member Engagement
Southern Gas Association

Tisha Schuller, Industry Advisor

Adamantine Energy

SGA Staff Liaisons

Suzanne Ogle
President & CEO, SGA | President, GMRC
Telesa Walton
Director, Member Engagement