Association Staff

Sarah Magruder Lyle
Sarah Magruder Lyle

President & CEO

Sarah K. Magruder Lyle is President & CEO of the Common Ground Alliance (CGA), a stakeholder-run organization dedicated to preventing damage to underground utility infrastructure and protecting those who live and work near these important assets through the shared responsibility of our stakeholders. Under her leadership, CGA focuses on building strong partnerships across the organization’s 16 stakeholder groups, developing strategies to educate about the importance of safe digging, encouraging the next generation of damage prevention practices and technologies, and implementing programs to reduce excavation-related damages to underground infrastructure.

Magruder Lyle was appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to the Department’s Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC) which provides guidance to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on regulations affecting pipeline safety standards in March of 2019.

 

Erika Lee

Erika Lee

Vice President, Programs & Strategic Initiatives

Erika oversees the organization's operations, manages the development of the CGA's core programs and facilitates member and stakeholder engagement across all working committees.

Khrysanne M. Kerr

Khrysanne M. Kerr

Vice President, Marketing and Outreach

Khrysanne oversees member and stakeholder outreach, marketing for core CGA programs and events and development of educational programs and events.

Sam Hall

Vice President, Damage Prevention Institute

Sam brings more than two decades of industry experience and a strong regulatory background to his position as Vice President, where he will lead the Damage Prevention Institute's development of stakeholder metrics to drive efficiencies in the damage prevention system. In this role, Hall will also collaborate with industry leaders and key CGA committees to create a peer-reviewed accreditation process.

Steven Blaney

Steven Blaney

Manager, Data Reporting & Industry Analysis

Steve supports CGA's collection and analysis of damage prevention data through his work with the Data Reporting & Evaluation Committee and the Damage Information and Reporting Tool (DIRT) user community.

Erika Lee

Meghan Blakeney

Manager, Meetings and Membership Services

Meghan brings over ten years of event management experience to her role as CGA’s Manager of Meetings and Membership Services. In this position, she will serve as the direct contact for members, provide membership support and manage relationships and operations for CGA meetings and events. Meghan will also work closely with members throughout the year to increase engagement at both in-person and virtual events. 

Sarah Daley

Sarah Daley

Senior Manager, Digital Services & Engagement

Sarah manages tools and platforms that enhance stakeholder collaboration opportunities, facilitate membership engagement, and provide networking opportunities for CGA’s membership.

Kathleen Manor

Steve Light

Project Manager, Programs & Committees

Steve joins the CGA team as Project Manager, Programs and Committees and brings two decades of damage prevention experience to our organization. In his role, Steve will work to manage/advance key programs and initiatives, as well as facilitate the efforts of our committees, task teams and working groups.

 

Kathleen Manor

Kathleen Manor

Director, Finance & Accounting

Kathleen is responsible for CGA’s financial activities, supervising accounts payable and accounts receivable functions, and assists in membership management. 

 

Lisa O'Leary

Lisa O'Leary

Manager, Education and Programs 

Lisa supports the development of educational programming and content for CGA members and stakeholders including the creation, delivery, and continuous improvement of compelling educational content that meets the goals of our members.

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