After an extensive search, the chairman of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) announced Sept. 9 the appointment of Amy Andryszak as the association’s new president and CEO.
Effective Sept. 21, Andryszak will take over the position from current interim president and CEO Alex Oehler. Andryszak brings years of bipartisan public policy work and energy industry experience to natural gas pipeline trade association.
“Amy’s passion for driving robust and sustainable energy policy, driven by natural gas and the critical infrastructure that transports it, paired with her proven track record working with policymakers on both sides of the aisle make her a perfect fit for leading INGAA into the future,” said Stanley Chapman III, INGAA chairman, and executive vice president at TC Energy and president of the company’s U.S. natural gas pipelines division. “I want to thank Alex Oehler for the strong and steady leadership he has provided over the past nine months as interim President and CEO, and I look forward to working with Amy on the important issues facing America’s interstate natural gas pipeline industry.”
For the last two years, Andryszak served as a principal at Ogilvy Government Relations, managing a portfolio across a range of policy areas, including energy, travel and tourism, telecommunications and financial services. Prior to Ogilvy Government Relations, Andryszak spent seven years at the Loews Corp. as director of government affairs and then assistant vice president of government affairs.
Andryszak led public affairs and advocacy efforts for Loews and its five principle portfolio companies including INGAA member company Boardwalk Pipelines. For the last nine years, she been an active member of INGAA’s Government Affairs Committee and during Boardwalk Pipeline’s tenure as chair of INGAA’s board from 2016-2017, she served as chair of INGAA’s Communications Committee. Andryszak also worked as Chief of Staff for Congressman Jim Matheson of Utah and as assistant vice president of federal relations for AT&T.
“I am honored to be appointed president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and excited about the opportunity to help our industry continue to meet growing demand for affordable and clean-burning natural gas” Andryszak said. “Pipelines play a key role in fulfilling our nation’s energy needs while creating high-paying jobs in communities across the country. They also help us meet the dual challenge of reducing emissions and preserving the reliability of our electric power grid. I look forward to collaborating with INGAA member companies and furthering the organization’s position as a key voice in the broader energy conversation.”
Andryszak has spent her career successfully cultivating bipartisan relationships on Capitol Hill and in key regulatory agencies and will be instrumental in advocating on behalf of INGAA and its member companies. She takes over as a key piece of bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act recently passed the U.S. Senate and awaits consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I am excited to welcome Amy Andryszak to the INGAA team. Her extensive background in public and government affairs within the energy industry positions her perfectly to lead our association,” said Oehler. “This is an exciting time for the pipeline industry, and I look forward to INGAA’s future success under Amy’s leadership.”
INGAA represents the U.S. natural gas pipeline industry. INGAA’s members deliver clean, abundant, affordable natural gas throughout North America and operate approximately 200,000 miles of pipelines that serve as an indispensable link between natural gas producers and consumers.