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Management Conference


April 17-19, 2019

Fort Worth, TX

Omni Fort Worth Hotel

One of the industry's leading conferences, the SGA Management Conference is attended by executives from a wide range of functions. General sessions on the hot topics of the day, plus joint sessions on issues of common interest, and focused roundtable sessions make this a valuable opportunity for education, sharing of best practices, and relationship building.


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Shaping America's Clean Energy Future Together

SGA Board Chair: Adrian P. Chapman President & CEO, Washington Gas



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Opening General Session | Thursday, April 18, 8:00-9:30 a.m.

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Safe and Reliable Operations
Michael Poland, CMRP, CCMP, CRL, Managing Director, ASCO&S Accenture Strategy/Industry XO

Mike Poland

Mike Poland is the Managing Director responsible globally for Digital Asset Management and Digital Plant within Accenture Strategy and the Industry X.0 practice and is based in Houston, TX. Throughout his career, he has had experience with projects in manufacturing and engineering functions across multiple industries and focuses on business strategy, maintenance & reliability, operations management, and data science.

Mike is also part of Accenture’s Digital Plant executive steering committee that focuses on solutions that bring analytical capabilities with intuitive dashboards and predictive analytical models and applications, to enable proactive action making through insight to action in a plant environment.

Prior to Accenture, Mike was the Vice President of Engineering for Life Cycle Engineering, the Life Cycle Engineer for the Program Executive Office for Nuclear Aircraft Carriers, a Senior Systems Engineer for QED Systems, and is retired from the US Navy.

Mike is a Certified BSI ISO 55001 Auditor, Certified Change Management Professional, Certified Reliability Leader, Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional and holds a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State University. 


Closing General Session | Friday, April 19, 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Executives Panel


  • David Park, Senior Vice President, Utility Operations, Atmos Energy

  • Caron Lawhorn, Senior Vice President-Commercial and Chief Financial Officer, ONE Gas, Inc.

  • Bryan Batson, Senior Vice President, Southern Company Gas

  • Robert Osborn, Senior Vice President, Pipeline Operations, Michels

Natural gas industry executives dive into a diverse scope of topics our industry is experiencing and how each of their companies are evolving to meet the demand of the changing landscape. Join your peers and engage in this important conversation as we explore:

  1. Initiatives driving companies 
  2. Technology advancing business 
  3. Strategy on regulatory rules and when to initiate implementation 
  4. Strategy and tactics to recruit and retain employees
  5. Addressing the movement of the clean energy future

 Roundtable Agendas



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Wednesday, April 17 | 10:30 am Shotgun Start at Tour 18 Dallas

Imagine yourself playing on carefully simulated holes from some of the greatest golf courses in America. This collaboration of incredible replicas offers players a memorable experience of walking in the footsteps of some of the great legends before them.

  • Price: $150 (price includes range, green fee, transportation to course and box lunch)
  • Transportation to the course will leave from the Omni Ft. Worth Hotel at 8:30 a.m.
  • Club Rentals: Indicate left or right handed (will need to provide a credit card), $50 a set and includes 2 sleeves of golf balls.
    For rentals, please contact the Tour 18 Golf Course at (817) 430-2000 ext. 5 or dwortman@tour18-dallas.com


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Dinner & Special Event

Sponsored by SGA Associate Members

Wednesday, April 17 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. at River Ranch Stockyards



Sponsored by SGA Associate Members
Thursday, April 18 from 5:15-6:30 p.m.




Omni Fort Worth Hotel

1300 Houston Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102

Special Room Rate Ends April 1, 2019

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Room Rate: $219 (Single/Double Occupancy)

SGA does not use third-party agents for booking. To reserve your room over the phone, contact the hotel at (817) 535-6664
and ask for the SGA or Southern Gas Association rate to receive discounted pricing. 


Conference Pricing

Event Registration: Member: $850 | Non-Member: $1275
Guest Registration: $130

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "A" when cancellation is required. 

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Additional Conference Information

PDH/CPE: This conference qualifies for PDH hours. Attendees will receive a PDH form in the guidebook or the follow-up email. This conference does not qualify for CPE hours.

Attire: Business Casual 

Local Links: Fort Worth Visitors Bureau

Questions? Contact Member Services.

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