Suzanne Ogle, Southern Gas Association. (Source: Business Wire)
The board of the
Southern Gas Association
named Suzanne Ogle,
currently president and COO,
as CEO William N. Cantrell’s
successor, effective Aug. 31.
(Source: Business Wire)

The Southern Gas Association (SGA) said July 15 that its board has named Suzanne Ogle to succeed CEO William N. Cantrell.

Cantrell is set to retire as CEO on Aug. 31 after a long history with SGA, according to a press release from the Dallas-based industry group on July 15. He has served as CEO since January 2017 and previously served as board chairman in 2009.

In a statement, Cantrell said: ”When I moved from the electric side of our industry to the gas side back in 1997, the very first industry meeting I attended was an SGA conference. The association has played an important role throughout my career adding value for each company I’ve represented.”

Adrian Chapman, chairman of the SGA board of directors, said Cantrell has been a tireless champion for the natural gas industry, both as a member and with the association itself, and leaves a lasting legacy that the group can build onto as Ogle takes the helm.

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Ogle currently serves as president and COO of SGA. She joined the group 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. She is also a member of the National Investor Relations Institute, the Public Relations Society of America and the Women’s Energy Network.

“SGA is well-positioned for a smooth and successful leadership transition with Suzanne moving into Bill’s role,” Chapman said in a statement. “She has demonstrated a proven ability to build and grow businesses, identified creative ways to enhance our culture and has put members at the center of our strategy to showcase the critical role natural gas plays in our clean energy future.”