Monday, January 10, 2011
Washington, D.C. - America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) has named Tom Hassenboehler as Vice President of Policy Development and Legislative Affairs. Hassenboehler comes to ANGA with a strong background in energy and environmental policy and political affairs.
In this role, Hassenboehler will help develop policy recommendations to put to greater use the nation's vast domestic natural gas supplies to create jobs, reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and improve air quality.
"Tom's knowledge of energy and environmental policy, coupled with his deep understanding of Congress and the many benefits of natural gas, will be a tremendous asset to ANGA's efforts to promote greater utilization of this clean, domestic energy source," said ANGA President and CEO Regina Hopper.
Hassenboehler joins ANGA after nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, serving as Minority Counsel to the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, and as Counsel on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. In these roles, he helped develop floor strategies for the consideration of several key energy and environmental bills. Hassenboehler previously worked in the offices of former Reps. Billy Tauzin (R-LA) and Bob Riley (R-AL).
"Natural gas offers an important opportunity to drive our economy forward while improving energy security," Hassenboehler said. "I am convinced that policies that take full advantage of our abundant and affordable domestic natural gas resource can make a positive difference in our energy future, and I look forward to working to make these policies a reality."
Hassenboehler earned a bachelor's degree and juris doctorate from Louisiana State University.