2017 YPP USA Symposium: Agenda

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

2301 N Millbend Drive

The Woodlands, TX 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

8:00      Registration & Material Pickup

8:00      Opening Statement

8:30      Public Perception: Obstacles to Permitting

Troy Eid; Partner, Greenberg Traurig

The relationship between the permitting process and obstacles that are commonly portrayed in the media and/or experiences by the operators

9:45      Routing and Construction

Kimberly Tarr; VP Engineering & Construction, Boardwalk Pipeline Partner

A walk through of a pipeline construction project from beginning to end; with a case-study illustrating challenges and successes.

11:00     Government Relations

 Alan Mayberry; Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, Office of Pipeline Safety

What should young professionals know about government relations and the challenges that exist for an operating company?

12:00    Lunch

1:00      Risk Management –Operational and Enterprise Risk

Trevor MacFarlane; President and CEO, Dynamic Risk

What is included in a risk management program and what are the different models?

2:15      Crisis Management

Andy Drake; Vice President – Operations and EHS, Enbridge

How do pipeline operators respond to crises and what lessons have been learned?

3:30      Integrity at a High Level

Tara Podnar McMahan; DNV GL                 

The life cycle of integrity and how everything impacts everything.

4:30      Reception


Friday, September 22, 2017


8:00      Welcome Back Statement

8:15      Financials


What should a young professional know about 10k reporting, MLP’s, OPEX, CAPEX, etc?

9:15      PSM

Michael McGonagill; President, Strategic Convictions LLC

Mark L. Hereth; Principal, Process Performance Improvement Consultants, LLC (P-PIC)

What is a pipeline safety management system and what should a young professional know about it?

10:25    Human Resources

Jill Silman Chapman; MS-HRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior Performance Consultant, Insperity

How to get promoted and what young professionals should know about managing people once they are there?

11:25     Lunch

12:15-2:15     Local Industry Field Trip

2:25    Corrosion Management: EC, IC, SCC

Alan Eastman is Executive Vice President, Mears

Design, construction, and operations in terms of corrosion control

3:30      YPP Closing Session

4:00 Dismiss