The Education Committee is the second longest standing Committee in the Kentucky Gas Association. It was organized 41 years ago with their inaugural meeting being held April 21, 1977.

The Education Committee was originally made up of gas company executives who had a vision of providing much-needed training to gas company employees that was reasonably priced and conducted at convenient locations across the state. That vision still continues today. Currently, Committee members are representatives from gas companies, municipalities, state regulators, contractors and vendors. The Committee meets monthly to determine the current training needs of natural gas industry employees and the most effective way to meet those needs.

Training currently provided by the Education Committee includes:

  • NFPA 54 Code School
  • Gas 101 Training for Mayors, Council Members and City Managers
  • Municipal and Small Operators Training for Field Personnel
  • KYPSC/PHMSA T&Q Seminar
  • Showcase

If you have a passion for safety and training, come join our Committee!
We are always open to new members and new ideas.


(Click on the Committee Member’s name to view their contact info)


Mary Virginia Rupard
Delta Natural Gas Company


Jerome Humphries
Duke Energy

Shawn Aiken
Southern Cathodic Protection

Mike Coleman
Atmos Energy

Jason Garland
Industrial Training Services, Inc.

Phil Gregory
Mountaineer Gas Company

Melissa Holbrook
Kentucky Public Service Commission

L. Allyson Honaker
Goss Samford, PLLC

Jerome Humphries
Duke Energy

Mike Koby
Heath Consultants, Inc.

Nancy Morton
Kentucky Gas Association

Tim Pearson
Carrollton Utilities

Craig Rice
Atmos Energy

Jeff Roberts
Martin Contracting, Inc.

Mary Virginia Rupard
Delta Natural Gas Company

Earl Taylor
OQ Resources, LLC

Ryan Twait
Columbia Gas of Kentucky, Inc.

Roger Wingate
ARC Randolph & Associates, LLC

P.O. Box 29      Murray, Kentucky 42071
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