Senior Staff Associate, Federal Affairs – American Gas Association

Position Summary:

American Gas Association (AGA) is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Staff Associate, Federal Affairs. The Senior Staff Associate reports to the Vice President, Federal Affairs and manages the administrative functions of the Federal Affairs department including clerical, administrative and meetings support to the team.

Responsibilities include maintaining schedules and files for the Vice President and other team members; preparing and maintaining departmental records, reports and follow-up files; scheduling meetings and conference calls; making travel arrangements including air, rental cars and hotel accommodations; preparing expense reports; and managing daily general operations to ensure the office is running efficiently.

The Senior Staff Associate will also be responsible for monitoring replies to member company requests and follow-up with staff to help ensure requests are satisfactorily handled; closely monitor the business expenses for the Vice President, Federal Affairs in his role as a registered lobbyist; and assisting with the budget – including preparation, forecasting, monitoring and tracking.

Position Location:

Washington, D.C.

Total Lobby Spend:

2017: $1,232,000

2016: $1,406,000

2015: $1,240,000

2017 Contributions:

$210,690

Contribution Split:        

35% Democrats / 65% Republicans

Core Issues:

Energy Sector, Natural Gas

Outside Counsel:

The American Gas Association retained Capitol Hill Consulting Group, DS2 Group, Pillsbury, Winthrop et al, and Steptoe & Johnson in 2017.

Capitol Hill Consulting Group

David Jory – J.D., Willamette University College of Law – B.S., Willamette University – djory@caphillgrp.com

Rick Shelby – Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, American Gas Association – Political Director, National Republican Congressional Committee – Deputy Director, Personnel, President Ronald Reagan, The White House – Director, Policy and Field Operations, Senator Dewey F Barlett, United States Senate – B.S., University of Memphis – rshelby@caphillgrp.com

DS2 Group

Donn J Salvosa – djs@ds2group.org

Pillsbury, Winthrop et al

Brian Finch – Senior Advisor, Homeland Security and Defense Business Council – Advisory Board Member, KnowCyber – Cyber Security Columnist, Fox News – Senior Fellow, Cybersecurity Task Force, The George Washington University – Partner, Dickstein Shapiro LLP – Professorial Lecturer of Law, George Washington University Law School – Fellow, George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute – Associate, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP – Law Clerk, Drug Enforcement Administration – J.D., – The George Washington University Law School – M.A., The George Washington University – B.A., Cornell University – brian.finch@pillsburylaw.com

Craig J Saperstein – Policy Advisor, Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate – Manager, Government Affairs, Natural Products Association – Legislative Aide, Senator John Edwards – J.D., American University Washington College of Law – B.A., Duke University – craig.saperstein@pillsburylaw.com

Steptoe & Johnson

Elizabeth Burks – Chief of Staff, Senator Blanche Lincoln, United States Senate – Chief of Staff, Representative Jim Turner, U.S. House of Representatives – B.A., University of Arkansas at Fayetteville – eburks@steptoe.com

In–House Counsel:

Brian Caudill – Director, National Propane Gas Association – Director, Government and Public Affairs, Specialty Equipment Market Association – Professional Staff, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, U.S. House of Representatives – Staff Assistant, Representative Bill Clinger, U.S. House of Representatives – M.A., The George Washington University – B.A., Bucknell University – bcaudill@aga.org

George Lowe – President, Lowe Strategies – Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, Legislative Counsel, Senator Ted Stevens, United States Senate – Chief of Staff, Senator Lisa Murkowski – J.D., University of San Diego – B.S., University of Oregon – glowe@aga.org

Bree Raum – Director, Grassroots Advocacy & WindPAC, American Wind Energy Association – Manager, Membership Services, National Propane Gas Association – M.A., The Johns Hopkins University – University of Virginia – M.B.A., The Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School – B.A., Salisbury University – braum@aga.org

114th Congressional Session Bills:

H.R.8 – North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015

H.R.1560 – Protecting Cyber Networks Act

H.R.1731 – National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015

H.R.1770 – Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015

H.R.2205 – Data Security Act of 2015

H.R.2289 – Commodity End-User Relief Act

H.R.2576 – Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

H.R.2657 – POWER Act

H.R.4016 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the limitation on the carryover of excess corporate charitable contributions.

H.R.4651 – Digital Security Commission Act of 2016

H.R.5390 – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency Act of 2016

S.697 – Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

S.754 – Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015

S.1516 – POWER Act

S.2012 – Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016

S.2276 – PIPES Act of 2016

S.2378 – Waterway LNG Parity Act of 2015

S.2604 – Digital Security Commission Act of 2016

S.2684 – UAVs for Energy Infrastructure Act

S.2917 – Commodity End-User Relief Act

115th Congressional Session Bills:

H.R.1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

H.R.283 – Student Debt Repayment Fairness Act

H.R.723 – Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017

H.R.1090 – Technologies for Energy Security Act of 2017

H.R.1224 – NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment, and Auditing Act of 2017

H.R.1443 – Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act

H.R.1686 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the limitation on the carryover of excess corporate charitable contributions by regulated public utilities.

H.R.2825 – Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017

S.239 – Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017

S.385 – Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act

S.505 – Waterway LNG Parity Act of 2017

S.783 – Improving Access to Maternity Care Act

S.1180 – Clean Energy Grid Act

S.1409 – Technologies for Energy Jobs and Security Act of 2017

S.1460 – Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017

Action Items: To formally apply for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter to hr@aga.org indicating compensation requirements with Senior Staff Associate, Federal Affairs in the subject line.

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