Both men brought ample knowledge of the field to the program. Gerard
has been the head of API — the foremost trade association for oil
companies — since November 2008, after a long career in public service.
From his bio at API’s website:
Gerard has led API since November 2008, expanding its
membership and influence in all 50 states and globally, adding offices
in Dubai and Singapore to its operations in Beijing, enabling API to
better inform the public and policymakers on important energy issues.
API‘s Washington presence is the foundation for the oil and natural gas
industry’s advocacy and outreach at state, federal and global levels on
public policy, standards and certification programs, and as the source
for information on industry best practices.
Gerard is recognized by numerous publications and his peers as one of Washington’s most influential advocates.Washington Life
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