Jim Forster, Division General Manager for NASA's Asset & Information Strategies (AIS) group, was elected President of The Society of Gas Operators (SOGO) by a recent vote of their membership. Jim served SOGO most recently as Vice President and has been a member of the SOGO Executive Committee for several years.
SOGO is an industry group focusing on the sharing of information and topics relevant to gas operations. Its 150 members are predominantly senior managers from gas utilities, pipeline companies, and suppliers in the northeastern United States who are active in the gas industry and are leaders in the advancement of service provided to customers.
SOGO's monthly meetings include speakers on topics of interest to the gas industry. Its annual activities include awards for acts of heroism by gas industry employees and scholarships for SOGO family members enrolled in STEM programs. Each year a charity is invited to highlight its mission to the membership and receive member and SOGO donations.