Gary W. Hines serves as vice president of learning and professional development. Prior to joining SGA, Hines worked for Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky. There he held the responsibility of oversight for the operations control center and back office measurement functions. Hines has 15 years of experience in the natural gas transmission pipeline business with the last 10 being in various positions of management including operations, gas control and measurement. Prior to his tenure in management, he has held various positions in project engineering, project management and environmental remediation programs at both Southern Star and The Williams Companies in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hines holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) and a Master in Business Administration from Colorado State University. Hines is a registered professional engineer in the state of Missouri and has also earned his Certified Association Executive credential.