Operator Members' Representatives

David Parham


Florida Gas Transmission

Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC operates a 5,000-mile pipeline system with extensive access to diverse natural gas supply sources which can deliver 2.3 Bcf/day of natural gas to the rapidly growing Florida peninsula. The Florida customer base includes electric utilities, independent power producers, industrials, and local distribution companies.

Mark Rauch

Vice Chair

Key West Pipeline

Mr. Rauch is a native Houstonian, almost an anomaly in this city. He attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona from 1972 through 1976, and was conferred a Bachelor of Science degree in 1976 with a major in Finance. His first permanent job was with Sabio Oil and Gas, which is based in Dallas, Texas. He worked in the oil fields of east Texas in 1977 and 1978. He obtained his Real Estate Broker’s license in 1978 and continues to be a broker today. In 1978 he switched jobs to Diamond Kuhn Paint Company in Houston where he worked through 1980. While there, Mr. Rauch worked many positions, both in the stores and the corporate office, as he learned how the paint business functioned. He opened Houston One Hour Film Service in 1981, and had two locations when he sold the business in 1991. He began to work for Standard-Southern Corporation in 1988, managing its real estate holdings and pipeline and terminal business until 1994 when he opened Pipeline & Terminal Management Corporation. This company continues to oversee terminals to this day. Mr. Rauch has served on the local boards of both the Jewish Community Center and Congregation Beth Yeshurun and has been a volunteer at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo since 1999. He has also been a member of the Florida Keys Area Committee since 2008. The Committee prepares tabletop exercises to fine-tune a contingency plan for the handling of oil spills and resulting pollution.

Mike Farmer


SeaCoast Gas Transmission

SeaCoast Gas Transmission operates a 25-mile pipeline system with extensive access to diverse natural gas supply sources which can deliver 100,000 MMBtus per day of natural gas to northeast Florida. SeaCoast Gas Transmission provides: access to diverse supply sources via Florida Gas Transmission and Southern Natural Pipeline systems, service from the Jacksonville area to JEA’s Greenland Energy Center, firm and Interruptible Transportation Service to the Florida market, knowledgeable originators and professional operations technicians who are customer-focused.

Alan Rodecker

Immediate Past Chair

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners 

Alan Rodecker is Vice President of System Optimization at Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (BWP). Mr. Rodecker’s role includes developing optimal positions of Boardwalk’s offerings to the marketplace and leveraging existing and planned assets to compete for new business and capture growth opportunities. Prior to his tenure with Boardwalk, Mr. Rodecker has held technical and management positions within the energy industry, including Business Development, Gas Transportation, and System Design. Mr. Rodecker received a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Youngstown State University, and received a Masters in Business Administration with honors from the University of Houston. Mr. Rodecker has served on the FEPA board since 2010.


Shawn Deutscher


Shawn Deutscher is the Operations Manager for Gulfstream Natural Gas System and has over 20 years’ experience in the natural gas transmission industry.  Gulfstream is a 745-mile high pressure natural gas transmission pipeline that originates in Coden, AL and crosses the Gulf of Mexico to serve the Florida Market.  With extensive access to diverse natural gas supply sources, Gulfstream delivers 1.3 Bcf/Day to the growing Florida market.  Customers include electric power generation facilities, industrial, and local distribution customers.
Southern Natural Gas  

John McFadden

Operations Manager

Central Florida Pipeline Company


Melanie Roger

Florida Power & Light

Melanie Roger is a Sr. Power Generation Engineer who has been with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) since 2001. FPL is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with more than 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc.

Barry Kennedy

Peninsula Pipeline Company

Since 1924, Florida Public Utilities has provided safe, reliable and competitively priced energy as well as value added services to over 94,000 customers in growing markets throughout Florida.

Stephen Perrigin

Genesis Energy

Steve Perrigin is an Asset Manager for Genesis Rail Services. Mr. Perrigin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama.  Genesis Energy, L.P. is a midstream energy master limited partnership headquartered in Houston, Texas, with a diverse portfolio of customers, operations and assets, including refinery-related plants, pipelines, storage tanks and terminals, marine operations, and trucks and truck terminals.

John Harris

John Harris is currently Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC’s (Sabal Trail) Area Manager overseeing the operations of the pipeline and facilities in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Sabal Trail, a joint venture of Spectra Energy Partners, NextEra Energy, Inc. and Duke Energy, is an approximately 515-mile interstate natural gas pipeline that provides transportation services for power generation needs to Florida Power and Light and Duke Energy. John has 35 years of experience in the natural gas and construction industries.  He has held supervisory and project management roles in gas production, storage, LNG operations, and pipeline and compressor construction and commissioning. He started his career with East Tennessee Natural Gas and Tenneco and has held positions with Virginia Gas Co., Duke Energy, and Spectra Energy. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State University. 

Affiliate Members' Representatives

David Dickson

David Dickson is a Senior Natural Resources Scientist with Terracon Consultants, Inc., who specializes in the assessment of ecosystems and environmental permitting throughout Florida and the Southeast. Terracon has a team of professionals experienced in environmental, geotechnical, and materials consulting services across all facets of the oil and gas industry, we are in every part of the process – upstream, midstream, and downstream.  His project experience includes natural gas pipelines, M&R and compressor stations, and LNG facilities.  Mr. Dickson has previously served on the Membership Development Committee and as the chair for the Environmental Committee for FEPA.  He is based out of the Tallahassee office of Terracon.

Mark Handley

Coates Field Service

Mark Handley is Vice President, Southeastern Division for Coates Field Service, Inc.  Mark received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Ohio University.  With more than 30 years of industry experience; Mark drives business development and serves as additional management support on select company projects from the Coates Southeastern office in Tallahassee, Florida.

Prior to joining Coates in 2006, Mark spent 29 years with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP).  During his tenure at TGP, Mark held various positions with increased responsibilities, culminating in being the Manager of the Right of Way Department from 2001 – 2006.  In that role Mark was responsible for oversight on all acquisition, preservation, and disposition of land and land rights associated with the operations of approximately 24,000 miles of natural gas pipelines and associated underground storage facilities.

Mark provided leadership and direction for the Right of Way Departments of Tennessee Gas Pipeline, ANR Pipeline, and their affiliated companies.  Mark’s wealth of knowledge regarding operations and new project development enabled him to lead his staff to successfully provide right of way support to field operations and new pipeline project development teams.  He worked closely with various departments to ensure compliance with the wide range of Federal, State, and Local regulations to ensure timely completion of right of way acquisition to keep construction on schedule and within budget.

Mark has been an active member of Florida Energy Pipeline Association (FEPA) since 2007, serving as Chair of the Right of Way Committee (2011 – present).  He is an active member of the Southern Gas Association (SGA) and served as Chair of the Right of Way Committee (2003 – 2006).  An active member of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) since 1980, Mark has served as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect, and President of IRWA Chapter 77 – Tallahassee, Florida; and is an active member of the IRWA Utility Committee and served as Region 6 Utility Committee Representative (2010 – 2013).

Non-Voting Member

Gordon M. King

Okaloosa Gas District

Gordon currently holds the position of Executive Vice President of Corporate Services for Okaloosa Gas District, an Independent Special District of the State of Florida.  He has held the position since 2015 and has been employed by the District since 2001 where he held the position of Vice President of Operations. 

Gordon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and has worked in the natural gas utility industry for 34 years in the areas of operations, engineering and management.

 Gordon stays actively involved in the community and is a board member and Chairman Elect of the Niceville/Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Military Affairs Committee as Past Chairman and currently serves as Past Chairman for the American Heart Association, Heart Walk and Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. He also serves on the Board for the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County.  He is active in the American Public Gas Association and serves as the Research Foundation’s Technical Projects Committee representative for OTD, Operations Technology Development.

Gordon and his wife Sally reside in Niceville, Florida.

Board Legal Advisor

William "Bill" Pence

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Bill Pence is a partner in the Orlando offices of BakerHostetler, where his practice concentrates on environmental and energy representation.  He represents utilities, municipalities, bulk fuel storage and pipeline companies, and industry before state and federal environmental regulatory agencies. His practice includes managing the investigation and remediation of contaminated properties, using his extensive knowledge of this science-driven field to provide reliable advice to his clients on cost-effective remedial alternatives; negotiating applicable cleanup criteria with regulatory bodies; and representing clients in the defense and pursuit of enforcement and cost recovery claims under CERCLA, RCRA and similar state laws. He also represents petroleum pipeline, terminal and bulk fuel facilities in connection with permitting, enforcement and compliance-related matters, including obtaining Special Permits from PHMSA.


Rob Wilson

Wilson & Associates

Robert Wilson has extensive professional experience in legislative affairs and association management.

Over the past 25 years, he has successfully managed regulatory and legislative initiatives in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Florida. Wilson has also served on the executive teams of two major natural gas pipelines, a natural gas local distribution company and a public power district. His professional experience includes working on several energy pipeline construction projects, from their conception to completion. His work in the energy sector also includes regular interaction with local, state and federal security and emergency response professionals.

His work with association clients includes all phases of event management, membership recruitment/retention program development, member communication audits & improvements, cost analysis/measurement and strategic planning.

Wilson is a graduate of the University of Nebraska/Omaha with an undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Professional activities include:

  • Executive Director, Florida Energy Pipeline Association
  • Co-Chair, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Region 2 Domestic Security Task Force
  • President, Board of Directors, Big Bend Clean Cities Coalition
  • Florida Society of Association Executives
  • Past Chairman, Finance Committee, Florida Green Building Coalition
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Florida Green Building Coalition