December 16, 2018 - In This Issue:

Greetings from PODS Association Board

Dear Members,

As we all recover from floods, earthquakes and fires, this time of year reminds us that the human spirit, our capacity to love, help each other, and endure cannot be quenched. 

During this season of gratefulness and giving, we want to thank you for your support in the form of membership, volunteering your time, using the PODS data model, and attending our conferences.

2018 marked the 20th year of PODS Association, and we are thrilled to begin our next 20 years with the rollout of PODS 7.0, our most transformational data model to date, one that will reshape the way that the industry tracks and maintains pipelines. Created entirely by seasoned pipeline engineers, IT experts, data gurus, software engineers, and others, this data model brings our little niche into the cutting edge of 21st century data modeling.   Download our latest model, a preview of PODS 7.0,  PODS Lite v1.1, HERE.

Do you want to be more closely involved?  Consider joining our Board of Directors in 2019.  There are 5 seats open (read more about the openings below). Please  download and fill out the 2019 Candidacy Form here (declaration of candidacy is due by January 21st).

On behalf of the PODS Board of Directors, we wish you a wonderful holiday season!

Jackie Smith, Williams
PODS Association Board President

2019 Board Positions Open - Call For Candidates
Have you been interested in joining the team? We hope you will consider joining the PODS Association's dynamic Board of Directors, the backbone behind our globally recognized PODS Data Model Standard There are five open seats for the 2018 PODS Board of Directors including  3   Operators and 2 Service  Providers Nomination period is through mid-January.
If you are interested in joining this important group, please download the 2019 Board Candidacy Form (pdf)  and/or contact Kathy Mayo at .   NOTE the filled-in form is due back to us by January 21st.

5 board seats are open in 2019, as follows:

3 Operators, Two-year terms:
* Andy Morris, DCP Midstream
* William "Buddy" Nagel, Kinder Morgan
* Jackie Smith, Williams

2 Service Providers, Two-year terms:
* Peter Veenstra, Pivvot
* Gary Whitcher, Blue Sky Evolution (appointed in 2018 after mid-term vacancy by Nichole Killingsworth)

We Need Your Help Filling Committee Positions

In addition to the Board of Directors, PODS Association consists of many committees and workgroups. These smaller groups assist the Board in carrying out PODS tasks and developing the data model.  Currently, openings exist in the following groups:
  • TCG (Technical Committee on Governance)
  • Conference Committee
  • TCDM (Technical Committee on Data Modeling)
  • Membership Committee
To be considered and added to our pool of volunteers, please go to our website and fill out the Volunteer Interest Application & Questionnaire.  If you have already filled out the volunteer form, you are already being considered and will be contacted if/when an appropriate position arises.  

PODS Leadership Goes to D.C.

Jackie Smith, PODS President, Chad Corcoran, board member and Kathy Mayo, Ex ecutive Director traveled to Washington, DC for meetings with PHMSA, congressional staff and industry leaders. "Meetings were productive. We learned a lot and, in turn, educated many about PODS transformational changes. In all, it was a good trip," stated Jackie Smith.


NEW Poster Developed for IPC in September Explains PODS Next Generation

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Kathy Mayo, Executive Director
PODS Association

PODS Next Generation: 
A Commitment to PODS as a Standard and a Transformed Data Model