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CGA Announces PHMSA Deputy Administrator Tristan Brown as Keynote at the 2022 CGA Conference & Expo

Brown to deliver keynote during Wednesday morning of CGA’s 2022 Conference, set to take place in Anaheim April 4-8

  • 8 March 2022
  • Author: Sarah Daley
  • Number of views: 1733

WASHINGTON (March 8, 2022)Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-driven organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them and their communities, announced Tristan Brown, Deputy Administrator of the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), as its keynote speaker at the 2022 CGA Conference & Expo, on April 6, 2022.

During breakfast on April 6, Brown, along with CGA President and CEO Sarah Magruder Lyle, will lead an engaging discussion on the future of our Nation’s infrastructure. They will discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law advances innovation in transportation, the role that an efficient damage prevention process will play as we look to rebuild our Nation’s critical underground assets, and how the law incentivizes investments that support economic strength and global competitiveness.

“We are pleased to have Deputy Administrator Brown speak at the 2022 CGA Conference & Expo, where he will offer a unique perspective on the critical role the damage prevention industry will play as we repair, replace and expand our nation’s infrastructure,” said Sarah Magruder Lyle, President and CEO of Common Ground Alliance. “We look forward to welcoming him and our other speakers to our conference, where industry professionals across the country will come together for a productive week focused on the common goal of reducing damages.”

CGA previously announced Jeff Skiles, co-pilot of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, “The Miracle on the Hudson,” as its April 7 keynote. The full conference schedule features curated educational sessions across six educational tracks from industry-leading speakers, designed to foster collaboration among damage prevention professionals and move the industry forward toward the next significant reduction in damages.

The 2022 CGA Conference & Expo is the damage prevention industry’s premier event, bringing together the foremost experts and decision-makers for a week of focused collaboration and innovation designed to Continue the Conversation addressing the industry’s most persistent challenges which began at its recent 2021 Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. Educational and action-oriented programming will engage stakeholders in thoughtful roundtable discussions, focused presentations, interactive breakout sessions and networking events.

Registration for the 2022 CGA Conference & Expo closes on March 15. For more information about the conference or to register, visit


About CGA

CGA is a member-driven association of more than 1,800 individuals, organizations and sponsors in every facet of the underground utility industry. Established in 2000, CGA is committed to saving lives and preventing damage to North American underground infrastructure by promoting effective damage prevention practices. CGA has established itself as the preeminent source of damage prevention data and information in an effort to reduce damages to underground facilities in North America through shared responsibility among all stakeholders. For more information, visit CGA on the web at


About the CGA Conference & Expo

The CGA Conference & Expo is the damage prevention industry’s official annual gathering of executives, managers and board-level attendees committed to reducing damages to underground utilities to zero. Designed to bring true decision-makers and leaders in the industry together for a week of outside-of-the-box problem-solving, the CGA Conference & Expo marries intensive, high-level educational and collaborative content with a carefully curated expo floor and exclusive networking opportunities for an experience that cannot be found elsewhere. The 2022 CGA Conference & Expo will be held April 4-8 in Anaheim, Calif. Visit for more information.

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