Officers / Board of Directors


Gary Daileda
O: (713) 381-3504
C: (713) 301-3138

Gary currently serves as the President for The Pipeliners Association of Houston. This position holds the responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer of the Association and shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Association. As President he also Chairs the Board of Directors.

Gary is currently Director of Project Management at Enterprise Products Company. Gary began his career in the Pipeline Industry in March 1982 with Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation and has held a variety of positions in Engineering, Operations and Business Development during his thirty-five year career.

Gary holds a B.S. Degree in Water Resources Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Gary is a Past Member of both the ASME B31.4 Code Committee and Pump Advisory Committee of the Texas A&M Turbomachinery Laboratory.

Vice President

Jim Hughes
O: (281) 719-1934
C: (713) 204-2521

Jim has been in the pipeline industry for almost 34 years and involved with The Pipeliners Association of Houston since 2001. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and served as Vice President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers while there. Within the Pipeliners he has volunteered on both the Golf Tournament and Sporting Clays Committees and in 2016 he became Chairman of the Sporting Clays Committee. Jim's leadership and coordination skills have led to bring a very successful event while fostering exceptional relationships with the team and Westside Shooting Grounds. With his and the committee's hard-working efforts over $250K per year for scholarships has been raised while creating a fun atmosphere for both PAH members and pipeline company clients.

Jim has been at Hunt Guillot & Associates (HGA) for over five years and is currently the Director of Pipeline Services. Previously he worked at Kinder Morgan as a Senior Project Manager and an area Engineering Lead for Enterprise Products in their Seminole Pipeline office in Sugar Land. He has also worked as an Engineering Manager and an Engineering Advisor for Chesapeake and Devon Energy. Jim's extensive pipeline operations management and project management knowledge plus his tireless work ethic has helped build HGA's Houston area office and client base into a widely recognized industry service provider with exciting opportunities for future expansion.

Jim's primary passion is his faith and family. He has been married for 30 years and has three sons; one in med school, one a senior in college, and the youngest a freshman in college. He enjoys working with his church and has made numerous trips to Nicaragua and El Salvador on missions. He also volunteers at Mission Centers Houston as time permits to assist with rebuilding facilities.


Alex McConnell

Alex has been in the natural gas and oil industry and a member of the Pipeliners Association of Houston for more than 30 years. Alex is currently serving on the Website Committee and as Treasurer for the organization.

Professionally, Alex is a Senior Project Development Engineer for Shell Pipeline. He joined Shell eight years ago, first in the Project and Technology group, and later, he transferred to Shell Midstream. He has held various roles.

Prior to Shell, Alex worked for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, which was originally, Tenneco, then sold to El Paso Corporation, and finally by Kinder Morgan. There, he held a variety of technical, project management, and management positions all revolving around natural gas transmissions.

Alex graduated from Western New England University with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. He has been married for 28 years and have three children. Additionally, he has been active through other organizations by assisting with planting gardens for food pantries and trees in wetlands, plus painting homes for seniors, and for several years, he coached elementary and middle school basketball and soccer teams through his childrens school and church leagues.


Paul Prodoehl
C: (713) 215-4461

Paul has over 30 years of natural gas pipeline industry experience with Williams. At Williams he has had varying responsibilities in Accounting, Transportation Marketing, Transportation Services, Business Development, Customer Services, and Commercial Services. Paul serves on the Advisory Board for The Williams Companies' Political Action Committee (WILLCO PAC). Paul was part of the project team that developed 1Line, the system used by Transco, Gulfstream, Pine Needle, and Cardinal shippers to conduct business on those business unit. Paul is a proven leader with strong commercial, technical, and analytical skills.

In addition to being the Association's Secretary, Paul serves as the Chairman of the Association's Website Committee. Outside of industry activities, Paul is Vice Chairman of the Board for Transtar Federal Credit Union.

Paul graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting and later earned his MBA in Finance also from the University of St. Thomas.

Assistant Secretary

Tim LeVrier
C: (281) 381-9816

Tim LeVrier has been in the Pipeline industry and a member of The Pipeliners Association of Houston for the past 9 years. Tim has been involved in the Pipeliners Young Professionals, previously serving as the group‘s Chairman. He is also on the Membership Committee serving as the Co-Chair.

Currently Tim is the Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Equix Inc. Previously he worked with Michels Corporation as Sr. Manager of Business Development and Mustang Engineering (now Wood.) as Director of Business Development. Tim has spent additional time in his career at Weatherford International specializing in LWD/Well Evaluation and working in-house at ExxonMobil and Occidental Petroleum. He graduated in 2008 from Texas A&M University.

Tim has been married to his high school sweetheart, Lauren, for 12 years, and they have 9 year old triplets Londyn, Lance, and Layton.

Director Immediate Past President

Brandy Roberts
C: (713) 504-5208

Brandy served as President of the Association in 2019/2020 and is the co-founder of the PYP group.

Brandy has been dedicated to the organization from day one and her focus to see it persevere, improve, and grow diligently to ensure the future successes of the organization. Her passion shows by her commitment to stay actively involved with each event, giving back through volunteering, showing strong membership outreach and support, and her efforts put towards dynamic fundraising for the association.

Brandy has spearheaded events for the Association such as the Golf Tournament, and PYP. She has also taken an active role on the Clay Shoot Committee, helping with registration at the monthly dinner meetings, and volunteers at the annual Fish-Out. She is sincerely passionate about the Scholarship Program and the importance of the Association's mission by trying to strengthen our industry through the development of the PYP programs.

Apart from the Pipeliners, she has founded an all-women's non-profit organization, The Belles of Houston. The purpose of founding this organization is to support and reach out to other like-minded women in the Industry who are passionate about philanthropy, women empowerment, community outreach, networking, event organizing, and giving back through charitable event fundraising efforts.

Brandy has 13 years' experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, and is currently Director of Business Development for Barrilleaux.

Director - 2nd of 2 year term

Danny R. Seal
C: (713) 376-4477

In addition to serving as 2017/2018 Association President, Danny has held many other Committee positions including Membership Co-Chair, Web Site Committee, and the Sporting Clays Tournaments.  He has been a member of the Houston Pipeliners for over 31 years. 

Danny started his professional career with Tenneco in Houma, Louisiana as a Civil Engineer in February of 1982.  He has worked for Tenneco (Tenneco Energy, Tennessee Gas Pipeline and El Paso after their purchase of Tenneco Energy assists), Kerr McGee, Shell Pipeline, Praxair, and Williams (Williams Energy, Williams Gulf Coast E&C Projects Group, and Williams Offshore Equipment Engineering). In 2017, on behalf of Williams Danny received The Houston Pipeliners Project of the Year Award for serving as Williams Senior Project Manager on a record breaking 209 mile gas pipeline starting at a water depth of 7,200 feet in the Gulf of Mexico.

Director - 2nd of 2 year term

James "Jim" Flynn
O: (713) 420-2536
C: (713) 204-1403

Jim has been active in the pipeline industry for over 45 years. He currently works as a Project Manager for Kinder Morgan with a title of Project Manager- Engineering Principal on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline system.

His background includes experience at Michigan Wisconsin Pipeline, ANR Pipeline, Coastal Corporation, El Paso Energy and Kinder Morgan. He has held various positions in Engineering Design, Construction, Field Project Management, Operations, Environmental, Regulatory and various management positions throughout the organizations.

Jim is a graduate of the University of Detroit with a Bachelors Science of Mechanical Engineering.

Director - 1st of 2 year term

Patrick Lamb
C: (281) 793-7896

Patrick Lamb served as 2018/2019 President.

Patrick has more than 28 years of sales, marketing experience that involve key leadership, consulting and managerial roles for multiple domestic and international clients for the upstream, midstream and downstream markets. This includes projects involving EPC, engineering and construction of pipelines, pump stations, compressor stations, gas plants, micro-grids and tanks. Taking Patrick's experience as a customer consultant and strong knowledge of being a problem solver with the drive to exceed the client's expectations he has gained a reputation for helping his clients projects become successful. Patrick earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University.

Director - 1st of 2 year term

Trey Hennigan
C: (281) 210-6742

Trey Hennigan has been in the Oil & Gas Industry and a member of The Pipeliners Association of Houston for over 13 years. His career began in Non Destructive Testing and serviced various projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Eagle Ford Shale, Permian Basin and Haynesville Shale. He currently holds a title of Business Development Manager at EPIC Management Resources which provides experienced Onshore and Offshore Construction personnel capable of performing Construction & Installation Management, Inspection, Pre-Commissioning, Hook-up, Commissioning and Start-up assistance.

He has always been involved in various committees throughout the Association such as the Clay Shoot and FishOut Committees.

Trey holds a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern State University in North Louisiana. He has been married for 15 years and has three kids Madison, Noah and Ann Catherine. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and fishing.