WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dave McCurdy today was elected to serve as president and CEO of the American Gas Association (AGA) by the AGA Board of Directors at its winter meeting in Washington, D.C.
“Dave’s impressive background in both the association business and federal advocacy will be invaluable to AGA,” said John Somerhalder, AGA chairman and president and CEO of AGL Resources. “Throughout his career Dave has been a true champion for energy and environmental issues and at AGA he will have the opportunity to lead efforts to develop a viable domestic energy policy with the natural gas industry at the center of the conversation.”
Most recently McCurdy served as president and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers where he successfully led the industry on a number of energy-environment and safety policies, including the landmark agreement for a single national standard to raise fuel economy 40% by 2016. McCurdy joined the Alliance in 2007 after serving eight years as president and CEO of the Electronic Industies Alliance (EIA). Prior to leading the EIA, McCurdy had a distinguished career in the United States House of Representatives serving seven terms from the 4th Congressional District of Oklahoma.
As a House Member, Representative McCurdy played a major role in enacting numerous important legislative initiatives, including: the 1988 National Superconductivity Competitiveness Act; the 1985 Goldwater-Nichols Act, which reorganized the Department of Defense; the Nunn-McCurdy Amendment in 1982, requiring congressional notification of Department of Defense cost overruns of 15 percent or more; and the 1993 National Service Legislation, which originated in a bill introduced by Representative McCurdy and Senator Nunn.
“Dave has been recognized throughout his career as an effective leader,” said Somerhalder. “I am certain that his experience and talent will ensure continued success in the years to come.”