Thomas is Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety for Kinder Morgan’s Natural Gas business. He also currently serves as the Chair of the INGAA Foundation. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, working in field engineering, project management, operations, pipeline safety and environmental, health and safety (EH&S). Hutchins graduated from New Mexico State University (NMSU) with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and later earned a master’s in Business Administration. He started his career as a Field Engineer for El Paso Natural Gas, one of Kinder Morgan’s interstate pipelines. He also worked as a project engineer and project manager for the International Boundary & Water Commission, an agency of the U.S. State Department. Hutchins has been serving in leadership positions with the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s EH&S Committee, Southern Gas Association’s Environmental Committee and American Gas Association’s Safety & Health Committee, Environmental Matters Committee and Environmental Regulatory Action Committee.