Who We Are

Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association (AGA) educates the public about the importance of natural gas, supports natural gas utilities in their efforts to make their operations safer, more efficient and more environmentally-friendly, and serves as a resource for local, state and federal policymakers when it comes to regulating the natural gas industry.

Review AGA’s Corporate Governance here.

More Than 200 Members Nationwide

AGA members support the safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable delivery of natural gas to millions of Americans.

Our Leadership

Advocating for Safety & Growth For The Industry

Board Of Directors



Suzanne Sitherwood

President & CEO, Spire Inc. (St. Louis, MO)

First Vice Chair – Jerry Norcia

President & COO, DTE Energy (Detroit, MI)

Second Vice Chair – Lloyd Yates

President & CEO, NiSource (Merrillville, IN)

Immediate Past Chair – Kimberly S. Greene

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Georgia Power


Kurt Adams

President & CEO, Summit Utilities, Inc. (Portland, ME)

Kevin Akers

President & CEO, Atmos Energy Corp. (Dallas, TX)

David H. Anderson

President & CEO, NW Natural (Portland, OR)

David P. Bauer

President & CEO, National Fuel Gas Co. (Williamsville, NY)

Lonnie E. Bellar

COO, LG&E-KU, PPL Companies (Louisville, KY)

Kelcey A. Brown

President & CEO, MidAmerican Energy Co. (Des Moines, IA) 

Timothy P. Cawley

Chairman, President & CEO, Consolidated Edison, Inc. (New York, NY)

Scott D. Drury

CEO, Southern California Gas Co. (Los Angeles, CA)

Linden Evans

President & CEO, Black Hills Corp. (Rapid City, SD)

Robert Frenzel

President & CEO, Xcel Energy Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)

Rudy Garza

President & CEO, CPS Energy (San Antonio, TX)

Karen S. Haller

President & CEO, Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV)

Kim C. Hanemann

President & COO, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (Newark, NJ)

Jeffrey A. Harrison

President & CEO, CPS Energy (San Antonio, TX)

Andy Hesselbach

Senior Vice President, Gas Operations, WEC Energy (Chicago, IL)

Jeffry M. Householder

President & CEO, Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (Dover, DE)

Michael Huwar

President, Peoples, An Essential Utilities Co. (Pittsburgh, PA)

Michael Innocenzo

President & CEO, PECO, An Exelon Co. (Philadelphia, PA)

Blue Jenkins

President, Washington Gas (Washington, D.C.)

Mary Kipp

President & CEO, Puget Sound Energy (Seattle, WA)

Nicole A. Kivisto

President & CEO, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (Bismarck, ND)

Diane Leopold

EVP & Chief Operating Officer, Dominion Energy (Richmond, VA)

Sid McAnnally

President & CEO, ONE Gas, Inc. (Tulsa, OK)

Thomas Meissner

Chairman, President & CEO, Unitil Corp. (Hampton, NH

Melissa Orsen

President, SJI Utilities (Folsom, NJ)

Franklyn D. Reynolds

President, UIL Holdings, AVANGRID, Inc. (Orange, CT)

Garrick J. Rochow

President & CEO, CMS Energy Corp. (Jackson, MI) 

Seth Shapiro

President & CEO, Philadelphia Gas Works (Philadelphia, PA) 

Ryan Shell

President, New Mexico Gas Co. (Albuquerque, NM)

Leonard P. Singh

Chairman & President, Ameren Illinois (Collinsville, IL)

Dennis P. Vermillion

President & CEO, Avista Corp. (Spokane, WA) 

Sasha Weintraub

Sr. Vice President, Natural Gas Business, Duke Energy Corp. (Charlotte, NC)

Stephen Westhoven

President & CEO, New Jersey Resources (Wall, NJ)  

Rudolph L. Wynter, Jr.

New York President, National Grid (Brooklyn, NY) 

Advisory Directors

Brian Bird

President & COO, NorthWestern Energy (Sioux Falls, SD) 

Stanley Chapman, III

President, U.S. & México Natural Gas Pipelines, TC Energy (Houston, TX) 

John Larsen

Chairman & CEO, Alliant Energy Corp. (Madison, WI)

Paul W. Nester

President & CEO, RGC Resources, Inc. (Roanoke, VA)

Jason Sharpe

President, ATCO Gas & Pipelines, Canadian Utilities Ltd. (Calgary, AB)

Chad J. Zamarin

Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic Development, Williams (Houston, TX) 

AGA Leadership

Karen Harbert

President and CEO

Terri Oliva

Chief Financial Officer

Kimberly Denbow

Vice President, Security and Operations

Megan Dunn

Vice President, Talent Operations

Susan Forrester

Vice President, Advocacy and Outreach

George Lowe

Vice President, Governmental Affairs and Public Policy

Andrew Lu

Vice President, Operations & Engineering Services

Richard Meyer

Vice President, Energy Markets, Analysis & Standards

Michael Murray

General Counsel

Edith Naegele

Vice President, Membership and Strategic Development

Jennifer O’Shea

Vice President, Communications

Christina Sames

Senior Vice President, Safety, Operations & Security

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The American Gas Association (AGA) develops and advocates for informed, innovative, and durable policy that fulfills our nation’s energy needs, environmental aspirations and economic potential. Additionally, the AGA provides state-of-the-art solutions for AGA members to safely and securely deliver reliable and affordable natural gas and advanced fuels to homes and businesses across the nation.

Our Vision

Provide America with essential life-sustaining energy.

Life at AGA

Interested in working at AGA? View our open positions.

When you work with us at AGA, you are eligible for so many great benefits. Check out all of our 2023 Benefits!

  • Find us between Union Station and the Capitol building
  • Use the Union Station stop on Metro’s Red Line with your AGA-subsidized SmarTrip Card
  • Park your car in our building garage for a monthly subsidized rate or park your bike for free
  • Workout in our building’s fitness center (and grab a shower after)
  • Pick up a cool drink or fresh espresso in our Café
  • Sock away some cash for your retirement in our company-matched 401(k)
  • Choose a health insurance plan that works best for you and your family
  • Open a savings account with TruEnergy Federal Credit Union
  • Reach out for some extra help from our Employee Assistance Program
  • Get a pair of back-up specs when you join VSP
  • Sign up for ID monitoring when you join Legal Resources
  • Prepare for the future with company-paid Life and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • (Try to) Beat the traffic with flexible start and stop times
  • Thrive in an energetic and collaborative working environment
  • Give yourself some flexibility with our Medical and Dependent Care FSA Plans
    • This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. https://www.cigna.com/legal/compliance/machine-readable-files
  • Relax knowing you have paid time off
  • Finish your degree with AGA’s Tuition Assistance Program


Natural gas companies reliably deliver for their customers even in the most challenging circumstances due to thorough preparation and a dependable and resilient delivery system. I am proud to be a part of this industry which helps ensure Americans have the energy when they need it most.