AGA Welcomes Gage as New President of NGVAmerica

News Release September 12, 2017

Washington, D.C.American Gas Association (AGA) President and CEO Dave McCurdy says Dan Gage, newly announced President of Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica,) will continue the terrific momentum of the organization.

“Dan’s experience and passion for clean transportation will be a valuable asset to NGVAmerica and its members,” McCurdy said. “NGVAmerica has been a catalyst for the progress we have seen in natural gas transportation in recent years with their education and advocacy efforts broadening the adoption of NGVs and opening up new markets where alternative transportation options can make a substantial impact on budgets and our environment.”

Dan Gage has worked in government and community relations and public affairs for more than 20 years. Gage comes to NGVAmerica from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers where he has served as Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs since 2011.

McCurdy continued, “The case for natural gas transportation has never been stronger with an abundance of this foundation fuel keeping the price affordable and an expanding pipeline network making the fuel available in more places throughout our nation. I look forward to working with Dan to continue to tell the story about the role of natural gas in improving the lives of our customers and moving our nation forward.”

AGA joined the board of NGVAmerica in 2014 to help advance the growth of clean and affordable natural gas vehicles in the United States at which point Matt Godlewski was named president of the organization. McCurdy says Godlewski was an excellent leader and built a quality team at NGVAmerica. In May, Godlewski announced that he was stepping down from the position to join Ford Motor Company. AGA Vice President, Policy Kathryn Clay has served as Interim Executive Director.

Gage will begin at NGVAmerica in mid-September.

The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 73 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 69 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.