API President and CEO Mike Sommers recently named Amanda Eversole as Executive Vice President. Eversole will oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization to support API’s more than 600 members throughout the energy supply chain. Eversole is leading API’s strategic planning process and will advance a variety of policy initiatives and operational improvements to enable the natural gas and oil industry to continue to innovate, invest and transform the U.S. economy.
“As API marks its 100th anniversary, Amanda’s experience and leadership are critical to positioning our industry to continue to meet growing consumer demand with cleaner, affordable and reliable natural gas and oil for the next century and beyond,” said Sommers. “Amanda is a true partner, strategic thinker and problem solver who has quickly built confidence and trust throughout API and our membership. I’m pleased that she’s agreed to step into this expanded leadership role.”
“This is an exciting time for U.S. energy leadership. I am honored to play a greater role in this world class organization that is shedding light on all the ways our industry is leading in technology innovation and safety programs, emissions reductions, and societal benefits for all Americans,” said Eversole. “We have an exceptional API team and strong membership, and I look forward to the opportunity to make a meaningful difference for this organization, our industry, and our country.”
Eversole joined API last fall as Chief Operating Officer and previously held senior positions at J.P. Morgan Chase and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the natural gas and oil industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 600 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In its first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.