INGAA Foundation Governance & Administration

The Foundation’s simple organizational structure has allowed the Foundation to maximize its limited resources to promote the interests of its members.  A representative of each member company sits on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  The Chairman is elected from the membership for a one-year term.  The Foundation’s By-Laws (Article VIII, Sections 2 & 3) specifically provide for two committees. An Executive Committee comprised of at least 10 members who are elected for two year terms and the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Foundation is empowered to act as the Board between Foundation meetings.  A Nominating Committee, appointed annually, proposes candidates for Foundation officers, the Executive Committee and other committees as directed by the Board.  Two annual major conferences, a Spring Meeting in April and an Annual Meeting in November, are organized to allow members maximum opportunities for networking and information exchange.  A smaller planning meeting —the Planning and Strategy Meeting—takes place in August.

The primary activity of the Foundation is sponsoring studies that promote natural gas use and safe, efficient pipeline construction and operation.  The Foundation Planning & Studies Committee was created early in the Foundation’s existence to manage this program.  In 2003, the Board approved modifications to the study development process to bring greater discipline and enhance the overall quality of the study program. Most notably, the revised study process adopts a single annual cycle for the development, approval and execution of study proposals. 


Chair - Susan Waller
Vice Chair - Marty Jorgensen
President & CEO - Amy Andryszak
Secretary - TBD
Executive Director & Treasurer - Tony Straquadine
2021 Executive Committee 
Term November 2020 to November 2022 
Paul Amato, Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company
Jeff Benefiel, Stantec
Dave Coffin, EVRAZ, Inc.
Chuck Harris, TD Williamson
Sean Nicholson, Michels Corporation
Denny Patterson, Bi-Con Services
Richard Stoker, POWER Engineers
Term November 2019 to November 2021 (second year of term)
Pierre Bigras, PG&E
Amy Presson, Duke Energy
Richard Prior, TransCanada
Kimberly Tarr, Boardwalk Pipeline
Susan Waller, Natural Allies
Ex-officio Members 
Mark Hereth, Blacksmith Group / P-PIC
Craig Meier, Sunland Construction
Lauren O'Donnell, TRC
Joe Ramsey, Ramsey Energy Associates
Rob Riess, Henkles & McCoy, Inc.