Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) today welcomes new Vice President of Federal Affairs Luis Luna to the AGA team. Luis brings to AGA more than 30 years of federal affairs experience, including political communications, media relations, grassroots outreach, coalition building, policy research and counsel.
“Luis’s background in environmental and regulatory issues, and his extensive federal background will be invaluable to AGA as we navigate the shifting political climate,” said AGA President and CEO Dave McCurdy. “Throughout his career, Luis has communicated extensively with elected officials and the public, and his strategic acumen will serve as a powerful voice for the natural gas industry and our customers.”
Most recently, Luis held the position of vice president of Corporate Communications for Perdue, Inc., in Salisbury, MD, where he was responsible for all internal and external messaging, served as company spokesman, and provided Perdue’s chairman of the board strategic and tactical advice on media relations and government affairs.
Prior to joining Perdue, he was a professional staff member, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where he served as senior advisor to Republican senators regarding environmental issues. Named by President George W. Bush, Luis was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as assistant administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he served as EPA’s chief officer for human capital, acquisition, grants, facilities, and energy management. He also served as deputy administrator for community development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Luis also served on the staffs of several members of Congress, including Sens. Bob Kasten and Phil Gramm and Reps. Bob Bauman and Bill Young.
Luis is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Government, and he earned a law degree from Georgetown University.