CEO Announces Departure From America's Natural Gas Alliance To Return to Litigation Communications Practice

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Washington, D.C.—America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) President and CEO Regina Hopper announced today that she submitted her resignation from the organization effective February 28, 2013. After three and a half years at the helm, Hopper has firmly established ANGA as a highly respected advocacy organization focused on supply and demand initiatives. She presided during a period when technological advances unlocked vast domestic supplies of this versatile and cleaner burning energy source.

Hopper came to ANGA after holding senior positions at USTelecom and the American Trucking Associations. She helped build ANGA into a unique advocacy-marketing hybrid with operations in 18 states, Washington D.C. and Canada. Last year, Hopper was named a top trade association chief executive by CEO Update and was featured in The Hill's annual list of 'top lobbyists.'

"Since beginning her role as CEO in 2009, Regina has been instrumental in the emergence of America’s Natural Gas Alliance as a leading voice in sharing the unprecedented opportunities available today in North America as a result of its abundant, clean and affordable natural gas," said ANGA Chairman and Apache CEO, G. Steven Farris. "Regina's leadership was essential in building business relationships with state electric utilities and enhancing understanding among policy makers regarding the importance of utilizing a plentiful and beneficial domestic energy resource. She has led ANGA's growth from its infancy into its becoming an important voice in the discussion around fuel diversity and economic growth for our nation. We are grateful for her service, for the strong organization she leaves behind, and we wish her much success in her future endeavors."

“I was hired to build an effective and powerful advocacy organization with strong fiscal management,” Hopper said. "By all accounts we have achieved these important objectives. I am proud of the team we assembled, the work done and the accomplishments achieved for this important American industry."

Hopper is departing the organization to return to her roots in litigation communications. With a strong and qualified staff already in place, Farris said ANGA will immediately begin conducting the search for a successor.