2016 Conference Speaker Bios

Alexis Bonogofsky is a fourth-generation Montanan, goat rancher, and hunter who lives and works along the Yellowstone River in southeastern Montana. For ten years as the manager of the Tribal Lands Partnership Program for the National Wildlife Federation, she fought coal development in southeastern Montana, including the Otter Creek Valley, where billions of tons of coal remain in the ground and where coal companies are aggressively pursuing the development of new coal mines. To fight against environmental destruction and create alternative energy solutions, she built coalitions between indigenous groups, ranchers and hunters and anglers. Her family ranch was impacted by the 2011 Exxon oil spill along the Yellowstone River and she organized other Yellowstone River landowners to take on Exxon and demand proper remediation of the land. She writes about coal, energy, politics, and organizing on the blog East of Billings.

Kenneth Bruno is Program Manager for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which has intrastate jurisdiction over the State’s Natural Gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, and Liquefied Natural Gas operators. California has the largest Distribution system in the Nation and ranks in the top ten for largest Natural Gas Transmission systems. Kenneth led one of the three San Bruno Investigations (then as a general investigator) against Pacific Gas and Electric following 2010 transmission line explosion in San Bruno, CA and has been leading the CPUC’s Gas Safety Program since April 2014. Following the tragic events of the 2010 PG&E San Bruno explosion, the CPUC has implemented some of the strictest pipeline safety laws in the Nation and Kenneth and his Pipeline Safety Team are leading the nation on several fronts in pipeline safety assurance activities. Kenneth is a member of the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR) and his experienced pipeline safety engineers participate in several NAPSR led technical committees. Kenneth has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University, a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Artie Buff serves as a Community Assistance and Technical Services (CATS) Manager for the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s Office of Pipeline Safety. Although he is a Washington D.C headquarters employee, he works out of the Southern Region office in Atlanta. As a CATS Manager he promotes public safety, environmental protection, public awareness, and damage prevention. He also responds to public complaints and inquiries. Artie previously served as an Environmental Engineer/Project Officer for the EPA where he assisted municipalities in obtaining federal grant funds for publically owned wastewater and water treatment systems. He was also involved in the development of the EPA’s federal Underground Storage Tank Program, assisted state agencies with their programs, and provided regulatory guidance to industry and the public. Artie has many years of consulting experience in the private sector, dealing extensively with assessment, abatement and remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon releases. Artie earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master of Science in Sanitary Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is a Georgia Registered Professional Engineer.

Katherine Butler, M.P.H. is a Health Impact Assessment Analyst for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH). She is an Environmental Epidemiologist currently managing health impact assessment projects. She collaborates with other programs and offices in DPH, as well as external stakeholders, to evaluate potential health consequences of policy decisions in other sectors, such as education, criminal justice and parks and recreation. She received her BS in Environmental Sciences with a minor in Latin American Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and her Masters in Public Health with an emphasis in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology from the University of Michigan.

Cheryl F. Campbell has worked at Xcel Energy since 2004. She is responsible for the overall gas business at Xcel Energy, including employee and public safety, integrity management programs, system performance, reliability and overall gas strategy.

Cheryl was previously employed by the Coastal Corporation (subsequently merged with El Paso Corporation, then Kinder Morgan) for almost 20 years. Her career at Coastal included interstate pipelines, mid-stream services, gas marketing and both regulated and unregulated divisions.

Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Business, both from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Cheryl also holds a Master of Science degree in Finance, with a minor in Management, from the University of Colorado at Denver. She serves on a number of community boards as well as the Executive Committee for AGA’s Operations Managing Committee. When not at work, Cheryl enjoys sailing, hiking, camping and scuba diving with her family and friends.

Pete Chace is the Gas Pipeline Safety (GPS) program manager for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and has served since June 2009. Before this position Mr. Chace has been employed as a consulting environmental engineer and served as the Chief of the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR) for the Ohio State Fire Marshal from 1999 to 2007. He is also a veteran and served for 5 years as an officer in the United States Navy specializing in nuclear engineering. Mr. Chace received his Masters degree in Mathematics & Statistics from Miami University in 1996 and a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1988.

David W. Chittick is Director of Pipe Integrity for TransCanada. He is responsible for ensuring the safety and reliability of TransCanada’s operating pipe assets. His portfolio includes strategic developments, integrity management plans, threat management processes and procedures, industry association participation (INGAA, CEPA), development of integrity programs and technology management. Mr. Chittick has 28 years experience with TransCanada in various Engineering groups. In particular, he has participated in the design, construction, maintenance, project and program management of natural gas and oil pipeline facilities in Canada, the US and overseas. Mr. Chittick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary (U of C). He is affiliated with a number of associations including the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Bill Crochet is the Director of Asset Integrity for Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.   He is responsible for the oversight and management of integrity related programs along with the G.I.S. and data integration functions for all pipeline and terminal systems in the company’s U.S. asset base.  Prior to assuming his current position at Plains, he handled a variety of technical and expansion projects as a Project Engineer and Engineering Manager in the capital projects group.  In these earlier roles, he directly supervised the design, construction, and commissioning of multiple crude oil pipeline and terminal systems over the past decade. He has over 20 years of service, support, and operational experience in the oil and gas industry.  Concurrent to his civilian work, he served as a logistics officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, completing tours from 2002 through 2004 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.  A native of New Orleans, LA, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University.

Linda Daugherty serves as the Deputy Associate Administrator (DAA) for Pipeline Safety – Field Operations. She has worked with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for over 25 years. Ms. Daugherty leads PHMSA’s pipeline Field Operations Divisions, including inspection and enforcement staff located across the country in five Region Offices and the Washington based Data Analysis, Emergency Response, Security and Facility Response Plan Divisions. She previously served as DAA for Policy and Programs in Washington, leading the efforts of the Enforcement, Engineering, Regulatory, Training and Qualifications, State Program and Program Development Divisions. Ms. Daugherty also has served as Region Director for the Southern and Central Regions. Ms. Daugherty, a chemical engineer by training, began her career with a hazardous liquid pipeline company and then joined PHMSA as an inspector/investigator.

Marie Therese Dominguez is the Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.  Ms. Dominguez most recently served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. As Principal Deputy she provided policy direction and performance oversight for the Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works programs. Previously, Ms. Dominguez served as Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy for the United States Postal Service where she managed the legislative strategy and public policy objectives. In the private sector, she worked as Director of Human Capital and Management at Resource Consultants, Inc. where she led a team dedicated to workforce and organizational development for public entities. Previously she served at the U.S. Department of Transportation as Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration from 1998 to 2000. From 1997 to 1998, Ms. Dominguez served as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House. She was Special Assistant to a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board from 1996 to 1997. Ms. Dominguez is a graduate of Smith College in Massachusetts and holds a Juris Doctorate from Villanova Law School in Pennsylvania.

Jim Donihee was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association in January of 2013. Previous roles in the energy industry include: VP & Chief of Staff at Pengrowth, Chief Operating Officer at the National Energy Board, and VP Organizational Effectiveness at EnCana. Mr. Donihee served for twenty-eight years in Canada’s Air Force retiring as an Air Force Colonel. He has extensive multinational operational experience having served as a NATO Commander of forces in Yugoslavia, NORAD Commander in the Arctic, and as Base Commander of CFB Cold Lake. He was decorated by the Governor General of Canada and inducted into the Order of Military Merit. He is ICD trained and served as a founding Board Member of Projex Technologies, and as Chair of the Corps of Commissionaires of Southern Alberta. He is a member of the Board of Enform, and has also recently been appointed to the Board for Legal Aid Alberta. Mr. Donihee holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the College Militaire Royal. He completed the Queen’s University executive program on Strategic Planning, Masters level studies in Systems Integration and Project Management, and the Australian Army’s Command and Staff College focusing on Strategic and Operational Leadership.

Andy Drake is vice president of operations and environment, health and safety for Spectra Energy’s U.S. transmission business. He is responsible for the company’s U.S. field operations, transmission services, asset integrity, transmission technical services and environment, health and safety. Prior to assuming his current role in 2014, Drake served as vice president of asset integrity, responsible for operational compliance, operational business systems and strategic projects. Drake joined predecessor company Texas Eastern in 1982 as an engineer.
He has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his career, including manager of construction, general manager of technical services, vice president of engineering and construction, and vice president of transmission services. Drake earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and systems engineering from Ohio State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. Drake has held leadership positions on numerous technical committees and regulatory initiatives within the natural gas industry, including chairing the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Gas Piping Standards Committee and representing the U.S. natural gas infrastructure industry on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Technical Advisory Committee on Pipeline Safety. He also chaired the development of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s Integrity Management Initiative.

Lois Epstein, an Alaska-licensed engineer, is Arctic Program Director for The Wilderness Society, a national conservation organization, and currently President of the board of the Pipeline Safety Trust. Her work focuses on ensuring that onshore and offshore – especially Arctic – oil and gas operations are as safe and environmentally-sound as possible and protecting sensitive areas from new resource development. Previously, Ms. Epstein was a private consultant on environmental and policy issues and a senior engineer for several national and regional non-profit organizations. Ms. Epstein has presented invited testimony before the U.S. Congress on over a dozen occasions, largely focusing on release prevention in the oil and gas sector. Additionally, she has served on several federal advisory committees covering offshore operations, pipeline safety, and refineries, and currently serves on a National Academy of Sciences committee studying performance-based safety regulation. Ms. Epstein has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, NPR, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Ms. Epstein has a masters’ degree from Stanford University in Civil Engineering with a specialization in environmental engineering and science, and undergraduate degrees from both Amherst College (English) and MIT (mechanical engineering).

Thomas “Tom” Finch has been a Community Assistance and Technical Services (CATS) Manager for the Western Region of PHMSA’s Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), which is located in Lakewood, CO, since August 20, 2009. He was the State Liaison Representative (SLR). His role in the OPS focuses on enhancing communications with Stakeholders including the Western Region States Pipeline Safety Programs. Tom attended the Colorado School of Mines from 1964-1968 majoring in Petroleum Engineering. He has over 42 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to October 1999, he was employed by Cathodic Protection Services, working mainly in the cathodic protection of well casings and pipelines. Mr. Finch has completed the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Cathodic Protection (CP) Level 1 thru Level 3 Courses. He joined OPS on October 12, 1999.

Susan Fleck is Vice President of Gas Pipeline Safety and Compliance for National Grid, an international energy company based out of London, UK. In her current role, she manages the development and implementation of engineering standards and work methods for the US Gas and Electric organizations. She is also responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key external stakeholders. On November 2010, Ms. Fleck was appointed to serve on the US Department of Transportation’s Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee as an industry representative. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA (Finance) from Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Ms. Fleck is a long time member of the American Gas Association, where she is on the Operations Managing Committee. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Sam Hall is a Program Manager for the Office of Pipeline Safety in the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). He is currently serving as Acting Director of Program Development (September – November, 2016). In this capacity, Mr. Hall assists with the leadership of a variety of PHMSA initiatives, including damage prevention, public awareness, Technical Assistance Grants and State Damage Prevention grants, the National Pipeline Mapping System, emergency responder training and outreach, land use planning, and the Community Assistance and Technical Services team. Mr. Hall began working with PHMSA in 1998. Mr. Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in Geography from George Mason University.

Lorna Harron is Senior Manager, Technology Advancement in the Pipeline Integrity group with Enbridge Liquid Pipelines. She is also the Chair of Women in APEGA, the licensing board for engineers and geoscientists in Alberta, Canada, Chair of the Human Factors Working Group for the Banff Pipeline Workshop, and Vice-Chair of the Surveillance, Operations and Monitoring Committee for the Pipeline Research Council International.  Lorna led the development of CSA EXP248: Pipeline Human Factors, and was recently honored with a Summit Award by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. In her role with Enbridge Liquid Pipelines, Lorna is responsible for Pipeline Integrity Research & Development where she champions near term and longer term continuous improvement.  She has published numerous papers through the International Pipeline Conference in the areas of risk management, integrity management, and Human Factors.  Lorna holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, a Masters of Engineering specializing in risk management, and a Master of Business Administration, all from the University of Alberta.

Chris Hoidal is the Western Region Director of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA), Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS). This office is responsible for carrying out and administering the federal/state pipeline safety program for 12 western states. His pipeline inspection staff is distributed among field offices in Denver, Colorado; Billings and Bozeman, Montana; Cheyenne, Wyoming: Reno, Nevada: Anchorage, Alaska; and Ontario, California. Chris has worked for the United States Department of Transportation since 1990, and the Office of Pipeline Safety since 1993. He has had the opportunity to work both in the DC headquarters and in field offices in Anchorage, Alaska and Denver, Colorado. Prior to working with the DOT, Chris was a licensed consulting geotechnical engineer in Colorado, Maryland, DC, and Virginia from 1982 until 1990. He has his BS in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Nevada – Reno, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

Stacey Gerard is a safety consultant working with companies to assess and improve their safety and organizational performance. She was a public representative on the American Petroleum Institute’s team writing API RP 1173, the standard for Pipeline Safety Management Systems. Working with P-Pic, she helped INGAA on the IMCI program, including focusing on the goal of Zero, an important step in advancing Safety Culture. With P-Pic, she also does safety and operational assessments including gap analyses and roadmaps to meet API RP 1173. Stacey served with the U.S. Department of Transportation for 20 years and retired in 2008 as the chief safety officer in PHMSA. Working collaboratively, she led stakeholders to support risk management based regulation like Integrity Management and voluntary programs like the Common Ground Alliance. With her team, she and her team addressed 77 Congressional mandates, NTSB, IG and GAO recommendations. Prior to working at US DOT, Ms. Gerard worked in the Federal Emergency Management Agency to improve safety within the chemical and nuclear industry and with our nation’s first responders. She worked for the U.S. Army to prepare communities around chemical weapons sites. Ms. Gerard won the Presidential Rank Award twice.

Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein, MD is Emeritus Dean and Emeritus Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He is an elected member of the National Academies of Science Institute of Medicine (IOM), and has chaired over a dozen IOM or National Research Council Committees. His past experience includes service as Assistant Administrator for Research and Development of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1983-1985, President of the Society for Risk Analysis and founding director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute of Rutgers University. On shale gas issues he has published on scientific and policy aspects; served on both the US National Research Council and Canadian Council of Academies shale gas committees; and has chaired a working group of the Society of Toxicology. He recently completed a Visiting Professorship at the University of Cologne Department of Political Sciences and European Affairs comparing US and EU shale gas policies.

Teresa A. Gonsalves was appointed on April 4, 2016 by Transportation Secretary Foxx to serve as Chief Counsel for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Prior to joining PHMSA, Ms. Gonsalves served as Deputy General Counsel and Senior Counsel at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) where she provided legal guidance regarding pending litigation and legal advice concerning federal personnel management. Before joining OPM, she served as Chief Counsel, Labor Law Division for the U.S. Postal Service, one of the largest civilian employers, and the largest unionized employer in the United States. Prior to her nine years at the Postal Service, Ms. Gonsalves spent six years as a commercial litigator in private practice in New York City and two years as a federal law clerk to the Honorable James A. Parker in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. Ms. Gonsalves received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A., cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College.

Jeffrey Insko writes and maintains the Line 6B Citizens’ Blog (http://grangehallpress.com/Enbridgeblog/), a resource for Michigan landowners affected by the Enbridge Line 6B pipeline replacement project, the same line that ruptured in Marshall, Michigan in 2010. He and his wife Katy Bodenmiller became active with pipeline safety after negotiating with Enbridge for the use of their property. Recognizing a lack of public awareness, regulatory oversight, and knowledge and communication among affected landowners, Jeff and Katy sought to help inform property owners and encourage greater scrutiny of the project, launching the blog as a source of information, contacting media outlets, encouraging local municipalities to hold public forums, and organizing fellow property owners. Jeff currently is a member of the Pipeline Safety Trust’s Board of Directors. In addition to their public advocacy and informational awareness efforts, Jeff and Katy are members of the Protect Our Land Rights Legal Defense Fund (POLAR), a non-profit fund established by concerned landowners to assist those facing condemnation of their property. Jeff holds a PhD in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is an Associate Professor of American Literature at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Max Kieba is an Engineer for the Engineering and Research Division of U.S. DOT PHMSA’s Office of Pipeline Safety. Max’s core areas of involvement include: leak detection systems; SCADA and Control Room Management; human factors/fatigue management; plastic and composite piping systems; and composite repair applications. Prior to joining PHMSA in 2007, Max worked for over 7 years as an Electrical Engineer performing Research and Development for Federal and Industry sponsored projects designing wireless sensors used in the areas of horizontal directional drilling and cathodic protection. Max graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Joe Leckie is the Executive Director for the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. As part of his duties in this capacity, he is the Program Manager for the Commission’s Pipeline Safety Program. This program oversees the Section 195 compliance for the intrastate transmission and distribution of natural gas by Avista Gas Company, Intermountain Gas Company and Questar Gas Company. It additionally oversees the Section 195 compliance for Northwest Gas Processing’s gathering lines. Joe has been with the Commission for 15 years, the last five (5) as the Executive Director. He has been an expert witness before the Commission on issues of revenue requirement, depreciation, and rate base. Prior to coming to the Commission, Joe practiced law in the State of Montana for approximately 23 years. He is currently a member of the Montana Bar Association (inactive status).

Karen Lynch is the National Community Assistance and Technical Services (CATS) Coordinator for the Office of Pipeline Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The goal of the CATS program is to advance public safety, environmental protection, and pipeline reliability by facilitating clear communications among all pipeline stakeholders. Karen’s primary responsibilities are to improve transparency and public engagement, and facilitate the exchange of policy and related information. As a transportation safety professional with over 20 years of federal service, Karen previously worked for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, serving as the External Liaison Team Lead. In this capacity, she managed and coordinated audit and investigation activities related to the Office of Inspector General, Government Accountability Office, and the National Transportation Safety Board. Karen also conducted program evaluations and analysis on transportation issues, organized public meetings, facilitated strategic planning efforts, and served as a contracting officer representative on inter-agency agreements. Prior to this, she worked for the International Joint Commission as the Assistant Secretary and Administrative Officer. Karen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies/Business Administration from Trinity University, and is an alumna of the 2013 Graduate School USA Executive Potential Program.

Shawn Lyon is the Vice President, Operations, for Marathon Pipe Line LLC.  He was appointed to his current position in July 2011. Shawn started at Marathon in May 1989 as an engineer located in Indianapolis, IN.  While in Indianapolis, he worked in various components in the Transportation & Logistics and the Marketing & Transportation Engineering organizations.  In 1998, he was promoted to Engineering Manager of Marketing & Transportation Engineering, Emro.  Shawn then transferred to Findlay, OH as the Engineering Manager of Marketing & Transportation Engineering, Marketing Engineering, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC in March 2002.  In 2005, Shawn was named the Product Quality Manager in the Transportation & Logistics organization.  He then worked as the Operations Manager in Marathon Pipe Line LLC, Operations & Logistics in 2006.  Shawn was named District Manager in Transport & Rail Operations in 2008.  In July 2010, Shawn was named the Manager of Marketing & Transportation Engineering for Marathon Petroleum Company prior to his current assignment.  Mr. Lyon graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering in 1989.  He is a registered professional engineer.  He and his wife, Connie, have three children, Mackenzie, Gabrielle, and Noah.

Thomas Matuszko is the Assistant Director of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC).  BRPC is a regional planning agency that assists the 32 the thirty-two cities and towns in the western most part of Massachusetts with a diverse set of topics including community and economic development, community planning, data and information services, emergency preparedness planning, environmental and energy planning, regional services, public health planning and services and transportation.  Tom is the manager of the BRPC Community and Environmental Planning Programs and oversees the regional service delivery and public health programs.  He coordinated activities of the Pipeline Working Group, a group of municipal representatives working together in response to the proposed Tennessee Gas Northeast Energy Direct pipeline.  Tom has a Masters of Regional Planning Degree from the University of Massachusetts and is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Alan Mayberry is currently serving as the Acting Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. He is the Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs at the Office of Pipeline Safety in Washington, DC.  In his role, Alan leads PHMSA’s development of comprehensive oversight programs including regulatory development, engineering and research, state grants, federal enforcement and the Training and Qualifications Division.  Prior to August, 2013, Alan was the Deputy Associate Administrator for Field operations overseeing US pipeline safety oversight through PHMSA’s five regional offices. Alan has over 34 years of experience in the energy industry, equally divided between pipeline operations and design engineering.  In 2006, Alan first joined PHMSA’s Office of Pipeline Safety in a senior engineering role in the Engineering and Emergency Support Division.  Alan was appointed Director of the group in 2008.  In his role as PHMSA’s technical lead, Alan was responsible for supporting programs and the regional offices on nationwide pipeline issues to ensure uniform policies. Additionally, Alan led the agency’s response to major pipeline incidents. Alan is a Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is also a registered professional engineer.

Bradford McLane has worked as a Senior Attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) in Charlottesville, Virginia for the past year. In that capacity, he has focused on litigation and advocacy to address surface water and groundwater pollution from coal ash. Prior to joining SELC, Brad spent nine years at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Environment and Natural Resources Division, handling a wide variety of cases under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and CERCLA. Before that, Brad spent nine years founding and directing the Alabama Rivers Alliance.

Dr. Eduardo P. Olaguer received his Ph.D. in Meteorology from MIT in 1987. He has designed and built complex 3D models of the global atmosphere and of urban air quality, and is the author of the HARC micro-scale air quality model. While at HARC, Dr. Olaguer developed a mobile laboratory with capabilities in real time air monitoring, data broadcasting and emission source attribution, invented a new technique for performing air quality Computer Aided Tomography, and pioneered the development of advanced Web portals for air quality, including the real time visualization of field measurements. He also planned or directed several major air quality field studies in Texas. He served on the editorial board of the scientific journal, Environmental Science and Pollution Research-International, and as a guest editor for Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres and for Environmental Health Insights. He was a member of the American Meteorological Society’s Atmospheric Chemistry Committee. Dr. Olaguer has authored or co-authored approximately 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and technical book chapters, and over 20 technical reports. He is also the author of a science book to be published by Elsevier at the end of 2016 entitled, “Atmospheric Impacts of the Oil and Gas Industry”.

C.J. Osman is the Director of Operations, Safety and Integrity for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), the North American association representing the interstate and interprovincial natural gas pipeline industry.  Prior to joining INGAA in 2016, C.J. held facility engineering, construction management, and project management roles for an oil and gas operator, working on a variety of upstream and midstream projects in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.  In his position at INGAA, C.J. is responsible for analyzing current regulatory, technological, and operational activity, developing technical workshops to provide educational opportunities for a variety of stakeholders, and participating in industry and government work groups related to gas transmission and storage.   He received his Bachelors of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Holly Pearen is a Senior Attorney for EDF’s US Climate and Energy program, where she focuses on oil and gas regulation and policy. Holly works with stakeholders in key states and federal agencies to improve environmental performance and oversight of oil and gas production activities, with specific focus on produced water management and infrastructure matters, including federal and state pipeline regulation. Prior to EDF, Holly worked in the Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor, counseling BLM and NPS on issues related to oil and gas leasing, and in private practice.

Mark Piazza is the Manager of Pipeline Integrity Programs for Colonial Pipeline Company. In his role he has responsibility for implementing Colonial’s integrity and risk programs, including pipeline integrity, facility integrity, and tanks, as well as Preventive & Mitigative measures for each of these areas.  Mark joined Colonial in this role in 2013.  Prior to joining Colonial Pipeline, Mark worked for 7 years as a Research Program Director at Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI).  Mark is the current Chair of the API Pipeline R&D Work Group and is a member of PRCI’s Research Steering Committee, which is tasked with establishing research objectives and priorities for the pipeline industry. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, and is a licensed professional geologist.

Angela Pickett works for the U.S. Department of Transportation`s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) as a Community Assistance and Technical Services (CATS) Manager; assigned to the Office of Pipeline Safety in the Central Region office located in Kansas City, Missouri. As a CATS Manager, she is actively involved in stakeholder engagement and outreach, damage prevention and public awareness, and emergency response initiatives, to name a few. Angela is also a Pipeline Inspector, serving in this capacity at the Central Region office for six years before her recent assignment as a CATS Manager. Prior to joining PHMSA, Angela served as an Industrial Engineer, Supervisory Industrial Engineer, and General Engineer working at various government agencies, to include the U.S. Department of Navy, U.S. Department of Army, U.S. Department of Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Energy.   As a General Engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy, she had oversight over a contractor in the remediation of hazardous waste material at the Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project, St. Charles, Missouri. Angela earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Kansas State University and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

Craig Pierson is President of Marathon Pipe Line LLC. He joined Marathon Pipe Line Company in June 1978 as a pipeline engineer in Martinsville, Ill. In May 2011, Mr. Pierson assumed his current position as president of Marathon Pipe Line LLC. In the intervening time he has served in numerous positions for both Marathon Pipe Line LLC and Marathon Oil Company, including Vice President, Operations Manager, Manager of Engineering and Construction Services, and as an internal control auditor. He has also worked in various locations in the U.S. and overseas (Syria and Russia). Mr. Pierson is also vice president, operations of MPLX GP LLC. Mr. Pierson serves on the board of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, and is an owner representative for Marathon’s interest in Capline, both entities being significant parts of the nation’s crude oil infrastructure. He was appointed to PHMSA’s Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Technical Advisory Committee in 2007. He also serves on API/AOPL’s Pipeline Safety Excellence Steering Committee, and is the current chairman of API’s Pipeline Subcommittee. Mr. Pierson graduated from Ohio Northern University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering in 1978.

James Prothro has been part of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (“PHMSA”) Program Development Team for approximately 2 years.  He joined the Agency as a Community Assistance and Technical Services (“CATS”) Manager, based in the Southwest Region office, in Houston in 2014.  His primary role is to be the voice of pipeline safety, through; stakeholder engagement and outreach, the building of collaborative partnerships, providing support for both public and private interests, and helping drive policy and program development execution.  He joined PHMSA after 30 years in the energy sector, which included gas pipeline design and operations, commodities trading, asset development/divestiture, and finally, several years developing large scale wind power.  Prothro holds a BS in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University.

Ritch Rappel is a Construction Management Specialist with Enbridge Inc. He also serves on INGAA and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association {CEPA) Certification Committees. Ritch continues to participate in the CEPA mentorship program. Ritch has been responsible for the improvements in mechanized welding and automated ultrasonic testing when these technologies moved from offshore to onshore use. During Ritch’s career he has worked as a construction manager on large oil sands projects and been involved in the construction and planning of the Norman Wells Pipeline, Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline Project, and the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Project. He has been a strong supporter of API 1169 certification and the ongoing process of maintaining the API 1169 examination and regularly serves as a member of the API 1169 examination committee. Ritch has a MBA from Cape Breton University in Community Economic Development, a Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Bachelors Degree, as well a Diploma in Welding Engineering Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Camille Sanders is a Grant Writer and Assistant Planner at J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. Over the last five years she has helped public and private entities receive more than $22 million in grant funds for capital improvements, planning, and public outreach projects. Camille has written, received, and managed PHMSA Pipeline Safety Technical Assistance grants for four municipalities and assisted a fifth with its pipeline safety public education campaign. She is a certified graphic designer and applies design principles to effectively communicate complex ideas to granting agencies, clients and the public. Camille holds a degree in Political Science from Weber State University.

Doug Sauer is Manager of Midstream Logistics for Phillips 66. In his current responsibilities, he is responsible for pipeline control center operations, shipper scheduling, energy optimization, and one-call excavation safety operations for Phillips 66. He also serves on API’s performance excellence team to help champion industry operational safety improvements and leads an API subcommittee focused on successful implementation of API’s new Recommended Practice for Pipeline Leak Detection -Program Management, RP 1175. Doug previously chaired API’s damage prevention subcommittee focusing on excavation safety. Doug has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University. Doug has 26 years of energy industry experience and has served in project engineering, regulatory compliance, field operations management, and business development positions.

David Shaw has over 30 years of experience in engineering design, research and consultancy. He specializes in the design and deployment of leak detection systems, both computational and external sensor-based. He has experience working with large interstate transporters, crude and batch refined product pipelines, and upstream production systems. Dr. Shaw has authored over sixty industry publications. He was the principal investigator for the 2013 PIPES Act technical report to DOT, the API Publication 1149 2015 update, and the PHMSA R&D Project: Improving Leak Detection Systems.

Mike Shriberg, Ph.D., is the Regional Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center. Mike’s work has focused on Great Lakes protection, energy policy and campus sustainability.  He was one of the original Steering Committee members of the Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes coalition.  Mike has published over 20 articles, testified in many hearings and been quoted in numerous papers. Mike came to NWF in 2015 from the University of Michigan, where he served as the Education Director at the Graham Sustainability Institute and as a Lecturer in the Program in the Environment and Earth & Environmental Sciences. Prior to the University of Michigan, Mike was the Policy Director at the Ecology Center and the Director of Environment Michigan.  He also previously served as the Environmental Studies Program Director and an Assistant Professor at Chatham University. Mike earned his MS and PhD in Resource Policy & Behavior from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology & Society with a concentration in Environment & Business from Cornell University. When not advocating for the Great Lakes, Mike spends as much time outdoors as possible with his family and friends.

Sara Siskavich is the GIS Manager at the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. She has worked in the field of GIS since 2001. Her career focus includes GIS solutions for federal, state, and local government, and utilities. Formerly, she held the position of GIS and CAD Manager at Unitil Corporation, the parent company of Granite State Gas Transmission. At Unitil her responsibilities included overseeing the use of GIS technology to facilitate engineering and operations, outage management, and natural gas distribution and transmission integrity management. Currently at the Nashua Regional Planning Commission Ms. Siskavich leads a team of GIS professionals who provide comprehensive mapping and analysis to support the Commission’s regional planning mission. She provides staff support to the Commission’s Energy Facilities Advisory Committee, and she serves as project manager for a Pipeline Safety Planning Technical Assistance Grant from PHMSA. Sara holds a Master of Arts in Geography from Boston University and maintains professional GISP certification. She is also an active member in the New Hampshire Statewide GIS Advisory Committee.

Mark Stephens is the Senior Engineering Consultant in the Pipelines and Structures Division of C-FER Technologies, an applied research and technology development company based in Edmonton, Canada. He has over 30 years of experience in advanced structural analysis, large-scale testing, and engineering system risk and reliability with an emphasis on pipelines. He has played a major role in analytical projects that have led to the development of methods and models for risk and reliability based design and assessment of pipelines and experimental projects that have formed the basis for current strain based design models and various damage assessment models. He is currently managing C-FER’s Joint Industry Project that is experimentally evaluating the leak detection capability of a range of cable-based technologies intended for deployment on buried hydrocarbon liquid transmission pipelines. He has been involved in the development of North American pipeline codes and standards in the areas risk assessment and limit states design and his natural gas pipeline fire hazard model currently forms the basis for the definition of a gas pipeline High Consequence Area as defined in the US DOT integrity management regulations.

John Stoody represents the interests of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) and its member companies on an industry-wide basis before Congress, its committees and individual members. Mr. Stoody leads pipeline safety improvement programs and U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration regulatory issues at AOPL. He also leads AOPL’s public relations efforts and serves as AOPL’s primary media relations contact. Mr. Stoody came to AOPL with 20 years of Washington legislative and policy experience. He spent 13 years as a U.S. Senate aide, serving as Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Counsel for U.S. Senator Kit Bond and Majority Staff Director of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. Previously, he served 7 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including time as an attorney-advisor in EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. He began his federal government service as a Presidential Management Fellow at EPA and the White House Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Stoody has a B.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.G.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.

Peter Watson is the Chair and CEO of the National Energy Board of Canada. Previously Mr. Watson served the Alberta Government as Deputy Minister of the Executive Council (2011-2014), Deputy Minister of Alberta Energy (2008-2011), Deputy Minister of Alberta Environment (2005-2008), and Assistant Deputy Minister of the Environmental Assurance Division (2002-2005). He also served from 2005 – 2011 as President of the Clean Air Strategic Alliance, a multi-stakeholder alliance composed of representatives selected by industry, government and non-government organizations, to provide strategies to assess and improve air quality for Albertans, using a collaborative consensus process. Mr. Watson also served as President of the Alberta Water Council from 2005 – 2008, a multi-stakeholder partnership with 24 Members from governments, industry, and non-government organizations whose primary task is to ensure safe, secure drinking water supply, healthy aquatic ecosystems and reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy. Mr. Watson’s is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, has completed the Directors Education Program through the Institute of Corporate Directors. In 2011 he was named Alberta’s Resource Person of the Year. He has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering.

Carl Weimer is the Executive Director of the national Pipeline Safety Trust. He also serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, the steering committee for the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance, and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association’s External Advisory Panel. Carl has been called upon to testify to the U.S. House and Senate multiple times, as a witness by the National Transportation Safety Board, and was recently honored as a Champion of Change by the White House for his pipeline safety efforts. He has organized ten national pipeline safety conferences, pushed for stronger pipeline safety legislation on the national and state level, runs the national Safe Pipelines and LNG Safety listservs that include over 900 people, and regularly serves as an independent source of pipeline safety information for news media, local government, and citizens around the country. Carl was elected in 2005 and again in 2009 and 2013 to the Whatcom County Council, where he has served as chairman for four of those years. He has a degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Education from the University of Michigan, as well a degree in Industrial Electronics Technology from Peninsula College.

Ian Woods is a Community Assistance and Technical Services Program Manager for the Office of Pipeline Safety, Eastern Region where he was previously an Inspector and pipeline incident Investigator. Ian served 23 years active duty military service. 2 years US Army and then 21 years with the US Coast Guard as a Marine Safety and Security specialist, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer in 2010. From 1990 to 1995 he performed search and rescue/law enforcement operations in Alaska and the Great Lakes. In 1996, Ian performed Marine Environmental Response operations providing regulatory enforcement and emergency response to commercial and non-commercial  federally regulated oil and hazardous material facilities in the Ports of Philadelphia and New York. As a National Strike Force Response Supervisor in 2001, Ian branched into “All-hazard” emergency response operations involving oil, hazmat, radiological, and chem/biological agents. He completed his USCG career in Philadelphia as a Marine Inspector and Federal Investigator. After leaving the Coast Guard Ian joined DHS/FEMA as a senior watch analyst until 2013 when he choose to volunteer for an Organic Farming pilot program for disabled veterans co-developed by Delaware Valley University and the Rodale Institute of Kutztown, PA.