SAN MATEO, Calif. (March 13, 2017) — Naoki Shimoda, a partner at management consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group (SDG), and Chris Lang of Texas-based Golden Spread Electric Cooperative (GSEC) will speak about the electric cooperative’s progress toward implementing organizational decision quality at the SDP 2017 DAAG Conference in New Orleans this week.

Naoki Shimoda, SDG


Chris Lang, GSEC


Shimoda and Lang will present “On the Path to Organizational Decision Quality: Successes and Challenges of an Electric Cooperative” at the three-day conference, considered the premier annual event for decision professionals.

GSEC began its transformation in 2015, using decision quality as a foundation for integrating decision making, risk management, and strategic planning. The speakers will highlight the journey, discussing not only the pitfalls and successes encountered to date but also the challenges that remain in the organization’s quest to integrate decision quality into the corporate culture.

Chris Lang is vice president of risk and compliance at GSEC in Amarillo, Texas. He has nearly 20 years of experience in power plant operations and the energy industry. He is currently responsible for a team that provides risk services to the cooperative, including enterprise risk management, enterprise compliance, business continuity, and internal audit. Additionally, Lang is responsible for the Golden Spread Decision Quality (GSDQ) program.

Naoki Shimoda leads SDG’s Global Energy and Environment Practice. He has more than 20 years of consulting experience in strategy development, asset and project portfolio evaluation, and risk management along much of the energy value chain, including upstream and midstream oil & gas, power generation, transmission and distribution, trading and marketing, and retail. Shimoda frequently works with both U.S. and Japanese clients in the energy and commodities sectors.