SGA Blog

Highlights from the 2017 Operating Conference

Held in Atlanta at the Hilton Downtown and the Marriott Marquis, nearly 1,000 attendees gathered last week for the 2017 Operating Conference and Exhibits to learn from experts and each other, make new connections and discover new ideas.

This year’s event hosted a sold-out exhibit hall, 130+ number of sessions spanning 19 topical areas, a keynote address from former NFL quarterback Tom Flick, a special event at the College Football Hall of Fame and a fundraiser for Freedom Service Dogs of America. More than 300 planning committee volunteers, speakers, onsite volunteers and staff  helped make this year’s conference a great success.

In particular we would like to thank the several key volunteer leaders from member companies who were also recognized onsite with the SGA Service Award. Please join us in congratulating the following 2017 Operating Conference recipients:

  • Andrew Vondrak, Southern Company Gas
    • Asset Management & GIS Committee
  • Brian Sloan, TransCanada 
    • Compressor Station Automation & Controls
  • Jeremy Sprouse, Columbia Gas of Virginia 
    • Distribution, Construction, Operations & Maintenance Committee
  • Chris Canino, Florida Public Utilities 
    • Distribution Engineering Committee
  • Lauren Basham, Southern Company Gas 
    • Distribution Integrity Management Committee
  • Russell Webb, Memphis Light, Gas & Water
    • Everything DIM Committee
  • Rus Hayslett, Virginia Natural Gas
    • Distribution Regulatory Compliance Committee
  • Glen Boatwright, York County Natural Gas Authority
    • Emergency Management Committee
  • Glen Koch, The Williams Companies – Transco
    • Engineering & Construction Management Committee
  • Steve Duebelt, Southeast Alabama Gas District
    • Field Service Operations Committee
  • Bill McNair, Southern Company Gas
    • Gas Control Committee
  • Jeff Gorman, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline
    • Gas Measurement Committee
  • Amanda Johnson, Piedmont Natural Gas/Duke Energy
    • Legal Committee
  • Jonell Carver, Dominion Transmission, Inc.
    • Pipeline Construction, Operations & Maintenance Committee
  • Shawn Miller, Dominion Transmission, Inc.
    • Pipeline Regulatory Compliance Committee
  • Sandra Panos, TECO Peoples Gas
    • Public Awareness & Damage Prevention Committee
  • Shawn Moffatt, Spire Energy
    • Regional Directors & Managers Committee
  • Cheryl Thrift, TransCanada
    • Right of Way Committee
  • Thomas Schaller, Spire Energy
    • Supply Chain Committee
  • Stephanie Friend, TransCanada
    • Transmission Integrity Management Committee
  • Mbride Mbride, Enable Midstream Partners
    • Underground Storage Committee
Thank you also to the sponsors for the 2017 Operating Conference! 

Mark your calendars for next year’s Operating Conference July 30-August 1 at the Marriott Waterside in Tampa, Florida!

This entry was posted in Operations & Engineering, SGAnews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.