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.

Life at AGA

A certified Great Place to Work, you get so many benefits when you work at AGA. Review our open positions and find your next role.

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



Chair – Jerry Norcia

Chairman & CEO, DTE Energy (Detroit, MI)

First Vice Chair – Lloyd Yates

President & CEO, NiSource (Merrillville, IN)

Second Vice Chair – Sid McAnnally

President & CEO, ONE Gas (Tulsa, OK)


Kurt Adams

President & CEO, Summit Utilities, Inc. (Centennial, CO)

Kevin Akers

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

David H. Anderson

CEO, NW Natural (Portland, OR)

David P. Bauer

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

Robert Beard

Chief Operations Officer, UGI Corporation (King of Prussia, PA)

Dave Bonenberger

Senior Vice President & COO, Utilities, PPL Corporation (Allentown, PA)

Kelcey A. Brown

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

Darin Carroll

Senior Vice President, Natural Gas Business, CenterPoint Energy (Houston, TX)

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)

Joseph Forline

Senior Vice President, Gas Operations, Pacific Gas & Electric (San Francisco, CA)

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)

Jeffery A. Harrison

President & CEO, Citizens Energy Group (Indianapolis, IN)

Andy Hesselbach

Senior Vice President, Gas Operations, WEC Energy (Milwaukee, WI)

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.)

Johnny Johnston

Chief Operating Officer, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (Ontario, Canada)

Jim Kerr

Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company Gas (Atlanta, GA)

Mary Kipp

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

Nicole A. Kivisto

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

Michael Lamb

Senior Vice President, Customer Delivery Gas & Electric, Xcel Energy (Minneapolis, MN)

Diane Leopold

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

Steven Lindsey

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

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 & Chief Customer Officer, 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 & CEO, NorthWestern Energy (Sioux Falls, SD) 

Stanley Chapman, III

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

Michele Harradence

Executive Vice President and President, Gas Distribution and Storage, Enbridge (North York, ON)

John Larsen

Executive Chairman, Alliant Energy Corp. (Madison, WI)

Paul W. Nester

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

Paul Ruppert

President, BHE GT&S (Glen Allen, VA)

Jason Sharpe

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

David Slater

President & CEO, DT Midstream (Detroit, MI)

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, Safety, Operations & Engineering

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, Engineering & 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.


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.