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GMRC is a subsidiary of the SGA founded in 1952 to provide its member companies and industry with the benefits of an applied research and technology program directed toward improving reliability and cost effectiveness of the design, construction, and operation of mechanical and fluid systems.

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Only GMRC workshops and conferences provide professionals of all levels the opportunity to gain knowledge that can be used immediately, acquire skills to help you work safer and smarter, and keep up with the latest industry regulations …see more

Gas Machinery Conference (GMC)

The GMC is an industry unique event that brings together subject matter experts in gas machinery for three days to include short courses, technical papers and new technology updates …see more

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Now Available – Natural Gas Champions Online Training


SGA is revising the art of verbal persuasion and energizing an industry through the Natural Gas Champions training program. This unique course is a result of a collection of industry leaders' vision to harness the power of knowledge sharing and evaluate the sentiment of conversation about the future of energy in this country.

For more information, please contact Nicolle Billmyre.

Whether you’re already a member or considering SGA membership, you can purchase the learning module at any time here.

 

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Friday Fitness Series | Free Webinar Series for SGA Members

 

About this Webinar

Fitness Friday Headache Series

If you are feeling anxious, worried, helpless, angry, or unfocused due to the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. Southern Gas Association understands these emotional challenges and is launching a free weekly webinar series called Fitness Friday that will help our members with the stress, psychological effects and physical impact of coronavirus. Featuring Jayde Maxwell, Principal of Just Jayde. This is a moment in time when we need mindfulness and stress reduction the most. We're giving our members free access to a new collection of online classes every week to help your wellbeing- wherever you are.  

 

When & Where 

Every Friday From 11:00 am – 11:15 am

 

June Fitness Series: 

 

How much muscles work cohesively together: Friday, June 26 |11:00 am - 11:15 am

Register for June 26

 

 

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: Free

Non-Member: $25

 

Led by Jayde Maxwell:

Jayde Maxwell is a Licensed Medical Massage Therapist with a passion for helping people live their best life. Jayde’s mission in life is to be a health advocate for her clients to keep them pain free.  Self-care now will let you live your best life today and also ten, twenty, forty years from now. 

As a Licensed Medical Massage Therapist, Jayde is a practitioner-focused on using massage therapy to aid the ability of the body to help heal itself. Massage therapy is an all-natural tool when we feel stressed, hurt, in pain or just simple preventative maintenance in life to keep us moving forward.  Jayde is also certified in medical therapy, cupping, prenatal, kinesiology taping and I’m an aspiring yoga instructor.

 

Refund Policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C"  when cancellation is needed.

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

COVID-19 Crisis Communication and Building Stakeholder Trust - Webinar

COVID 19 CRISIS COMMUNICATION AND BUILDING STAKEHOLDER TRUST SM 3

About this Webinar

When faced with a crisis, it’s essential to deliver clear, authentic messages to your target audiences and position yourself as a leader. Effective crisis leadership requires well-honed communication skills to keep stakeholders informed and focused.  The current COVID-19 crisis has created lots of uncertainty, but on April 9  at 11 am MST / 12 pm CST, three industry communication authorities will share their crisis communication expertise to help the natural gas industry serve their stakeholders, safeguard communities, and build trust. 

This one-hour live online panel, “COVID-19 Crisis Communication and Building Stakeholder Trust,” will feature a discussion with: Tisha Schuller, Principal of Adamantine Energy, Debbie Schramm, President of Saxum Communication and Suzanne Ogle, APR, IRC, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Gas Association.

Moderated by Nicolle Billmyre, Senior Director of Learning and Professional Development, the Southern Gas Association, this webinar will examine:

You will learn:

  • Communication tools to respond to the changing, uncertain effects of COVID-19
  • Establishing your place as a trusted information source both internally and externally
  • How to determine what information to share with stakeholders
  • The importance of keeping your message consistent across platforms and developing a reliable communication cadence

 

Attendees will receive1 Professional Development Hour

 

When & Where 

April 9, 2020 | 11:00 am MST / 12:00 pm /CST | VIRTUAL (log-in information will be sent prior to event date ) 

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $25

Non-Member: $50

 

Registration is now closed

 

Panelists:

 Tisha Schuller, Principal of Adamantine Energy 

Tisha

 

 

Tisha Schuller founded Adamantine Energy to provide thought leadership to future-proof energy businesses against rising social risk. Tisha consults private clients from Fortune 500 energy companies to non-profit environmental organizations in energy policy, business strategy, politics, and community engagement. She also serves as the Strategic Advisor for Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiative.

In 2017, Tisha chaired Stanford’s symposium to reduce energy poverty in the developing world using natural gas. Previously, Tisha served as President & CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association and as Principal and Vice President with Tetra Tech, a national environmental consulting and engineering firm. She has a B.S. from Stanford University. Tisha serves on many academic and non-profit boards including The Breakthrough Institute, The Energy for Growth Hub, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Institute for Science & Policy Strategic Council, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, and the Colorado Wyoming Red Cross. She is a member of the National Petroleum Council, an advisory board to the Secretary of Energy under both the Obama and Trump administrations. Tisha’s book, Accidentally Adamant was published in 2018. Tisha authors a weekly series entitled Both of These Things Are True. 

 

 

 

 

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Suzanne Ogle, APR, CEO Southern Gas Association

Suzanne Ogle serves as Chief Executive Officer of Southern Gas Association (SGA) and President of the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC). With more than twenty-five years of experience in the oil and gas business and more than a decade of membership and volunteer leadership with the Independent Petroleum Association of America, Suzanne is passionate about the industry. Over her professional career, Suzanne has designed and implemented sales, marketing, communication and leadership development strategies across the oil and natural gas value chain for companies including Approach Resources, Wilbanks Energy Logistics, Regency Energy Partners, Valerus and Exterran.

Suzanne is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She earned the Accreditation in Public Relations credential from PRSA in 2009 and the Investor Relations Charter credential from NIRI in 2018.

She holds an Advanced Marketing certificate from Southern Methodist University, both a Finance Management and a Business Analytics certificate from Cornell University and an Executive Leadership for Energy Professionals certificate from the University of Houston. She received a Master of Education in educational psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in business marketing from California Lutheran University.

 

 

 

DEBBIE SCHRAMM

Debbie Schramm, President Saxum Communication

With more than 30 years of communications experience, Debbie leads Saxum operations. Saxum’s clients rely on her counsel and experience to craft their communication plans and strategies. Debbie has a unique ability to identify the right combination of experience and talent to build high performing teams. Debbie has compiled an almost unmatched breadth and depth of strategic communication experience.

Debbie spent 10 years leading communications for a $16 billion global energy and chemical corporation. Prior to this, she served as chief of staff to the Oklahoma City mayor after the tragedy of the 1995 Murrah Federal Building bombing. Debbie also served as VP of Communications for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce for more than 10 years.

 Saxum is an issues-based marketing communications agency. We are experts at uncovering insights, developing engagement strategies and executing campaigns that motivate audiences to action. www.saxum.com

 

 

 

  

REFUND POLICY

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C"  when cancellation is needed.

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

One Eye SGA

 

ONE EYE on the present, one eye on the future - Webinar

A special edition for SGA 

 

 

About this Webinar

In this special “One Eye on The Present, One Eye on the Future” webinar for SGA, Tisha Schuller, Principal at Adamantine Energy, will explore strategies for natural gas operators who are in the midst of COVID-19.  There are risks and opportunities in this fluid environment.  Tisha will lay out how to minimize risks of a pandemic and maximize opportunities. Finally, she will frame a discussion for seizing this moment for individual and company leadership.

 

Attendees will receive1 Professional Development Hour

 

 

 

 

When & Where 

April 3, 2020 | 11:00 am MST / 12:00 pm /CST | VIRTUAL (log-in information will be sent prior to event date ) 

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $25

Non-member: $50

 

Registration is now closed

 

 

 

Experienced Instructor:

 Tisha Schuller, Principal of Adamantine Energy 

Tisha

 

 

Tisha Schuller founded Adamantine Energy to provide thought leadership to future-proof energy businesses against rising social risk. Tisha consults private clients from Fortune 500 energy companies to non-profit environmental organizations in energy policy, business strategy, politics, and community engagement. She also serves as the Strategic Advisor for Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiative.

In 2017, Tisha chaired Stanford’s symposium to reduce energy poverty in the developing world using natural gas. Previously, Tisha served as President & CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association and as Principal and Vice President with Tetra Tech, a national environmental consulting and engineering firm. She has a B.S. from Stanford University. Tisha serves on many academic and non-profit boards including The Breakthrough Institute, The Energy for Growth Hub, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Institute for Science & Policy Strategic Council, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, and the Colorado Wyoming Red Cross. She is a member of the National Petroleum Council, an advisory board to the Secretary of Energy under both the Obama and Trump administrations. Tisha’s book, Accidentally Adamant was published in 2018. Tisha authors a weekly series entitled Both of These Things Are True. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFUND POLICY

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C"  when cancellation is needed.

  

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

PHMSA Mega Rule Phase 1 2

 

PHMSA Gas Mega Rule Phase 1

 

About this Webinar

PHSMA published Phase I of the Gas Mega Rule on October 1, 2019 which includes new requirements for MAOP reconfirmation, the expansion of assessment requirements beyond HCAs and other items related to safety, risk and records. Since these rules are mandated safety requirements, the session will discuss how pipeline operators are implementing new practices and expanding integrity management principals beyond HCAs. The session will include the new requirements for MAOP, TVC and MCAs as well as a process to define objectives and create a plan.

PHMSA Compliance Deadlines:

July 1, 2021: An operator must develop and document procedures for completing the MAOP Reconfirmation requirements

July 3, 2028: Complete all required actions on at least 50% of pipeline mileage

July 2, 2035: complete all required actions on 100% of pipeline mileage, or no longer than 4 years after the operating condition of a pipeline segment changes subjecting the segment to the requirement to reconfirm MAOP, whichever is later.

 

Learning Objectives: 

Examine requirements, define objectives and create a plan

Attendees will receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours

 

Who Can Attend:

Operating company professionals at all levels of the organization will benefit from the presentation & interactive discussions. If you are not an employee of any operating company, you are not eligible to attend this webinar.

 

When & Where: 

April 28, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:30 CT/11:00 am - 12:30 ET | VIRTUAL (log-in information will be sent prior to event date ) 

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $75

Non-Member: $99

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

 

 Experienced Instructors

 

Jeffery

JEFFREY D. WIESE (Former Director at PHMSA), Senior Vice President for pipeline integrity Services, TRC Companies

Jeff Wiese serves as TRC Companies’ SVP for Pipeline Integrity Services. Mr. Wiese’s teams are located across the country but are centered in Kansas City, Mo, and Houston, Tx. His teams daily provide critical field, data management, GIS, and integrity program support to energy pipelines across America.

Until June 2016 when he left government service, Jeff led the U.S. Department of Transportations’ Office of Pipeline Safety for 10 years as its Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. OPS is located within the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). In this capacity, Jeff led PHMSA’s overall efforts to improve the Nation’s energy pipeline network performance through regulatory and inspection/enforcement programs in OPS, as well as through its engineering, research, public engagement, and emergency response programs. Previously, Mr. Wiese served as PHMSA’s Director of Program Development for pipeline safety, and before PHMSA he served as Chief of Offshore Operations Staff for the U.S. Minerals Management Service – now the Bureau of  Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

 

 

Mel Huey,  Director, Natural Gas Asset Risk Management, Duke Energy/Piedmont Natural Gas

Mel Huey is currently responsible for Transmission Integrity Management, Distribution Integrity Management, Damage Prevention, Corrosion Control, and Pipeline Risk Management.  His experience in the natural gas industry spans from the wellhead to the burner tip.   Mel is a Professional Engineer, has served on various industry committees, and is actively involved in leadership development in his community. 

 

 

DeWitt Burdeaux, Director, Pipeline Regulatory Services, TRC Solutions

DeWitt Burdeaux’s 40-plus year career in the energy industry includes compliance oversight, training and research for state and federal agencies as well as industry advocacy activities, engineering, operations and compliance for the private sector. He has been with TRC Companies since April 2017 providing regulatory compliance consulting, participating on AGA and API committees, and providing training related to pipeline safety.

 

 

Refund Policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C"  when cancellation is needed.

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.