Erin Kurilla, Vice President of Operations & Safety

photo-erin-kurilla.jpgErin Kurilla joined APGA as the Director for Operations & Safety in the fall of 2017, and was promoted to Vice President in August 2018. She works closely with APGA's members, federal and state regulators, and other stakeholders to improve the safety and reliability of the nation's pipeline infrastructure through sound regulations.  She supports the APGA Operations and Safety Committee and its APGA Environmental Task Group subcommittee.

At the beginning of 2021, Erin also became the Chief Operating Officer of the APGA Security and Integrity Foundation (SIF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to promoting the security, operational integrity and safety of natural gas distribution and utilization facilities. 

Erin holds a Bachelor's of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Erin works on the following issues and topics for APGA:

  • APGA Operations & Safety Committee
  • APGA Operations Conference
  • PHMSA Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization Grants
  • Pipeline Safety Reauthorization
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Material Administration (PHMSA)
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
  • State Pipeline Safety Regulators/National Association of Pipeline Safety Regulators (NAPSR)
  • Pipeline Safety & Operations Compliance
  • Pipeline Safety Management Systems
  • Distribution Pipeline Design, Construction, Operations, Maintenance & Integrity Management
  • Transmission Pipeline Design, Construction, Operations, Maintenance & Integrity Management
  • Public Awareness
  • Damage Prevention
  • Operator Qualification
  • System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR)
  • Benchmarking & Gas Overall Awareness Level (GOAL)
  • Member Statistics
  • Liaison to State & Regional Gas Associations

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