Terri Oliva Joins AGA as Chief Financial Officer

News Release June 29, 2021

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association today announced that Terri Oliva will join AGA as Chief Financial Officer, beginning in August. Oliva joins AGA from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) where she held the role of Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Oliva joined EEI in 2009 and oversees the organization’s internal human resources management function and facility operations, as well as leading EEI’s external engagement with member company chief human resources officers; industry DEI initiatives; and the supplier diversity program. In addition to her current role, Oliva serves as EEI’s Assistant Treasurer, Chief Administrative Officer of the Center for Energy Workforce Development, the Treasurer of the National Labor and Management Public Affairs Committee and Assistant Treasurer of EEI’s Political Action Committee.

“Terri brings deep financial skills along with a strong background in the energy industry and with regulated utilities—a stellar combination that will undoubtedly serve our members and our organization well,” said Karen Harbert, AGA President and CEO. “We are thrilled to have Terri joining our team.”

“On behalf of the EEI team and our member electric companies, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Terri on her new position at AGA,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “Terri is a terrific leader for our industry, and this is a wonderful opportunity for her to expand her portfolio and to return to her financial roots. EEI and AGA share many common members and work together on common issues, and I am pleased that Terri will remain in our industry family.”

Oliva began her career with KPMG as an auditor, serving clients in the financial services and not-for-profit industries. She also held accounting, compensation, and benefit positions at Johnson & Johnson, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae prior to joining EEI. Oliva is a licensed CPA in the state of Virginia and holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Virginia and Greater Washington Society of CPAs, the Women’s Council on Energy and Environment, and the American Society of Association Executives. Oliva holds a B.S. in Business Administration from James Madison University.

Oliva will replace Kevin Hardardt, who will retire from AGA after 36 years on June 30, 2021. “Kevin’s sharp financial acumen and collaborative spirit have been invaluable assets to the success of our organization and the industry and have been recognized by the Board of Directors and colleagues alike,” added Harbert.


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 76 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 72 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than thirty percent of the United States' energy needs.