Columbia Gas of Kentucky named Kimra H. Cole as its president and chief operating officer, replacing the retiring Herbert A. Miller Jr. Cole has served in various leadership roles in marketing, engineering and operations during her 22 years with Columbia Gas of Kentucky and NiSource. She also served as director of Engineering for the Kentucky Public Service Commission and as commissioner of General Services for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
Michels Welding Superintendent Charles “Buddy” Kervin was named Man of the Year by United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada. Kervin entered the pipeline industry in 1955 and has been a welder since 1962. He has been involved in several pipeline project in the United States throughout the past five decades. P&GJ
The American Petroleum Institute (API) has elected Mike Sommers President and CEO. Sommers will succeed Jack Gerard, who is stepping down in August. Known for bipartisan collaboration and visionary strategic planning, Sommers brings two decades of political experience to API, including his current role as president and CEO of the American Investment Council. “I’m honored to work with API’s broad membership and lead one of the most influential trade associations representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry,” said Sommers. “At a time of transformational progress when natural gas and oil are pioneering groundbreaking innovation, […]
The Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) has named Jared Shuler President of Associate Members. A PLCA member for the past nine years, Shuler, who previously served as the association’s senior vice president of pipeline contract services, will serve in his new role for a term of two years. The President of Associate Members position is voted on by all regular and current members of the PLCA.
After 10 years running one of Washington’s most influential associations covering all aspects of the oil and natural gas sector, API President and CEO Jack Gerard today announced he will step down when his current contract ends in August 2018. Until then, he will continue to direct the association’s work and assist in the search for a new CEO. “Serving the oil and natural gas industry during this historic time, when an American energy renaissance has made the U.S. the world’s leading producer and refiner of oil and natural gas, has been among the most […]
The American Petroleum Institute (API) has named Kelly Robbins Executive Director for the Arkansas Petroleum Council. Robbins will be replacing Tom Parker, who retired Dec. 31, 2017. “In his roles as both API Arkansas Executive Director and Southern Region Director, Tom has overseen critical moments in energy development, which has helped to drive job creation and billions in additional state revenue,” said API Senior Director of State Government Relations Rolf Hanson. “We welcome Kelly, whose extensive knowledge of Arkansas and energy make him a natural leader in championing safe and responsible local development and smart policies that […]
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today swore in Kevin J. McIntyre as chairman. McIntyre was nominated to the commission by President Donald J. Trump in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 2, 2017. Before joining the commission, McIntyre was the co-leader of the global Energy Practice at the law firm Jones Day, where he practiced law for most of his nearly 30-year legal career. At the firm, he had an expansive FERC practice, counseling and representing clients in nearly all industry sectors, including natural gas, conventional electricity, oil, hydropower, wind power and […]
The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) today announced the retirement of Terry Boss, senior vice president of environment, safety and operations, after a distinguished 33-year career in the pipeline industry, including 23 years with INGAA. Boss, who has led INGAA’s efforts on pipeline safety and operations as well as physical and cyber security, will depart on Dec. 31, 2017. “Terry will be deeply missed,” said INGAA President and Chief Executive Officer Don Santa. “Terry brought great value to INGAA and its members on a wide variety of matters on which he could apply the […]
On Nov. 29, 2017, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) swore in Richard Glick as Commissioner. Glick was nominated by President Donald J. Trump in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 2, 2017. Prior to joining the commission, Glick was general counsel for the Democrats on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, serving as a senior policy advisor on numerous issues including electricity and renewable energy. Previously, Glick was vice president of government affairs for Iberdrola’s renewable energy, electric and gas utility, and natural gas storage businesses in the United […]
Brian Nessen Joins Gulf Publishing Company as Group Publisher for Pipelines and Infrastructure Group
Brian Nessen, an experienced business-to-business media and trade show executive, has joined Gulf Publishing Company as Group Publisher. Nessen will manage a group that includes Pipeline & Gas Journal, Underground Construction, Underground Construction Technology conference and exhibition, and the Pipeline Opportunities Conference. Gulf Publishing Company acquired the publications and conferences managed by Nessen in its acquisition of Oildom Publishing in April 2017. “We are very pleased to have Brian join our management team,” said John Royall, President and CEO of Gulf Publishing Company. “The pipeline and infrastructure segment gives us a very strong and growing […]