International Energy Agency –


The IEA is an autonomous organization which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. The IEA has four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.

Founded in 1974, the IEA was initially designed to help countries coordinate a collective response to major disruptions in the supply of oil such as the crisis of 1973/4.

While this remains a key aspect of its work, the IEA has evolved and expanded. It is at the heart of global dialogue on energy, providing authoritative statistics and analysis.

An autonomous organization, the IEA examines the full spectrum of energy issues and advocates policies that will enhance the reliability, affordability and sustainability of energy in its 29 members’ countries and beyond.

The four main areas of IEA focus are:

  • Energy Security: Promoting diversity, efficiency and flexibility within all energy sectors;
  • Economic Development: Supporting free markets to foster economic growth and eliminate energy poverty;
  • Environmental Awareness: Analyzing policy options to offset the impact of energy production and use on the environment, especially for tackling climate change;
  • Engagement Worldwide: Working closely with partner countries, especially major economies, to find solutions to shared energy and environmental concerns.

International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) –


ILTA represents 86 companies and partnerships that operate bulk liquid storage terminals in 37 countries.  These facilities are located in ports and along rivers, canals and pipelines.  They serve the vital economic purpose of transferring liquid products from one transportation mode to another.  Products handled by our members include crude oil, refined petroleum products, chemicals, renewable fuels, fertilizers, vegetable oils, and other food grade materials.



U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) –


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA is the nation’s premier source of energy information and, by law, its data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the U.S. government.

EIA conducts a comprehensive data collection program that covers the full spectrum of energy sources, end uses, and energy flows. EIA also prepares informative energy analyses, monthly short-term forecasts of energy market trends, and long-term U.S. and international energy outlooks. EIA disseminates its data, analyses, and other products primarily through its website,

The Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977 established EIA as the primary federal government authority on energy statistics and analysis, building upon systems and organizations first established in 1974 following the oil market disruption of 1973. Located in Washington, DC, EIA is an organization of about 370 federal employees, with an annual budget in Fiscal Year 2014 of $117 million.


American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufactures (AFPM) –


AFPM is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life.

AFPM members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our nation and local communities, strengthen economic and national security, and support nearly 2 million American jobs.

Petrochemicals are used to manufacture just about everything not made from rocks, plants, other living things or metal. These products include everything made of plastic, medicines and medical devices, cosmetics, furniture, appliances, TVs and radios, computers, parts used in every mode of transportation, solar power panels and wind turbines.

AFPM members are there when you need us – providing reliable and proven products for your life every day. Every hour of every day, millions of Americans benefit from products made by members of AFPM.


Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL) –


The Association of Oil Pipe Lines (“AOPL”) represents the interests of owners and operators of America’s liquid pipelines. Liquid pipelines bring crude oil to the nation’s refineries and important petroleum products to our communities, including all grades of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, home heating oil, kerosene, propane, and biofuels. AOPL members also transport carbon dioxide to oil and natural gas fields, where it can be used efficiently to enhance production.

Established in 1947, AOPL is a nonprofit organization whose membership is comprised of owners and operators of liquid pipelines.  AOPL members carry nearly 85% of the crude oil and refined petroleum products moved by pipelines in the United States.

As a trade association, AOPL:

  • Represents common carrier crude and petroleum product pipelines, as well as carbon dioxide pipelines, before Congress, regulatory agencies, and the courts;
  • Provides coordination and leadership on key industry issues, including pipeline rates and services, pipeline safety initiatives, pipeline security, and the industry’s Environmental and Safety Initiative; and
  • Acts as an information clearinghouse for the public, media, and pipeline industry regarding liquid pipeline issues.


Interstate Natural Gas Association (INGAA) –


The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) is a trade organization that advocates regulatory and legislative positions of importance to the natural gas pipeline industry in North America.

INGAA is comprised of 25 members, representing the vast majority of the interstate natural gas transmission pipeline companies in the U.S. and comparable companies in Canada. INGAA’s members operate approximately 200,000 miles of pipelines, and serve as an indispensable link between natural gas producers and consumers.

The interstate natural gas pipeline industry has two principal federal regulators: the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is responsible for the economic regulation of pipelines, while the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration oversees the industry’s safety efforts.

Some 200,000 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines quietly, reliably and efficiently deliver natural gas throughout North America that consumers use for heating, cooking and other uses.



The INGAA Foundation, Inc. was formed in 1990 by INGAA to advance the use of natural gas for the benefit of the environment and the consuming public.  The Foundation works to facilitate the efficient construction and safe, reliable operation of the North American natural gas pipeline system. It also promotes natural gas infrastructure development worldwide.  Membership in the INGAA Foundation is open to natural gas pipelines and companies that provide goods and services to pipelines worldwide. Today, the Foundation has more than 120 members representing natural gas pipeline companies, construction companies, engineering firms, pipe and compressor manufacturers, accounting firms, companies providing information technology services and other suppliers of goods and services to the pipeline industry.  The Foundation funds reports and studies, and sponsors forums on technical and economic issues that are of interest to its members.


National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) –


The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation – railroad, highway, marine and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the Federal Government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members impacted by major transportation disasters.

Legislative Mandate

  • Maintaining our congressionally mandated independence and objectivity;
  • Conducting objective, precise accident investigations and safety studies;
  • Performing fair and objective airman and mariner certification appeals;
  • Advocating and promoting safety recommendation;
  • Assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.


Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) –


The TSB is an independent agency, created by an Act of Parliament (the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act), that came into force on 29 March 1990. The TSB consists of up to five Board members, including a chairperson, and has approximately 220 employees. Our Head Office is located in Gatineau, Quebec; however, most investigation staff are located in various regional and field offices across Canada where they are better able to respond quickly to transportation occurrences anywhere in the country.


Master Limited Partnership Association (MLPA) –

The Master Limited Partnership Association (MLPA) is the nation’s only trade association representing the publicly traded partnerships commonly known as master limited partnerships (MLPs). For more than three decades, the association has been highly successful in promoting the interests of MLPs in Washington, D.C. and the states.




National Association of Maritime Organizations (NAMO) –


NAMO is an organization consisting of steamship associations and maritime exchanges that focuses its attention on operational issues affecting the viability of the steamship industry. NAMO’s mission is to improve the climate for international shipping in the United States. NAMO was created to focus federal government attention on the needs of the steamship agents, owners and operators, and others engaged in ocean shipping.

The National Association of Maritime Organizations (NAMO) is a non-profit association comprised of Maritime Associations and Exchanges from seaports throughout the United States. In turn, these transportation industry organizations represent over 4,000 members in U.S. seaports. Established in 1991 to focus attention on the needs of vessel agents, owners/operators, and others concerned with the safety and efficiency of vessel and cargo operations, NAMO represents its members on a variety of matters affecting foreign or domestic waterborne commerce.

NAMO’s focus is on operational issues affecting the viability of maritime commerce, and its mission is to protect the climate for international shipping in the U.S. Members are engaged with their respective Congressional Delegations as well as the myriad administration and regulatory agencies.

Following is a list of some of the issues of concern to NAMO and its members:

  • Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund
  • Dredging
  • Federal Government Automation (CBP, Coast Guard, etc)
  • Single window reporting
  • Safety & Security
  • Port Security Grants
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS)
  • Mapping & Charting
  • Ballast Water
  • Clean Air/Water legislation & regulations (e.g. Vessel General Permit)



California Energy Commission (CEC) –


The California Energy Commission is the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency. Established by the Legislature in 1974, seven core responsibilities guide the Energy Commission:


Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC) –


The Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) promotes Bulk Electric System reliability in the Western Interconnection. WECC is the Regional Entity responsible for compliance monitoring and enforcement. In addition, WECC provides an environment for the development of Reliability Standards and the coordination of the operating and planning activities of its members as set forth in the WECC Bylaws.

WECC is geographically the largest and most diverse of the eight Regional Entities with delegated authority from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The WECC Region extends from Canada to Mexico and includes the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, the northern portion of Baja California, Mexico, and all or portions of the 14 Western states between.


California Independent System Operator – (CAISO) –


The ISO manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that make up 80 percent of California’s and a small part of Nevada’s power grid. The nonprofit public benefit corporation safeguards the economy and well-being of 30 million customers by “keeping the lights” on 24/7.

As the only independent grid operator in the western U.S., the ISO grants equal access to 26,000 circuit miles of power lines and reduces barriers to diverse resources competing to bring power to customers. It also facilitates a competitive wholesale power market designed to diversify resources and lower prices.

Every five minutes the ISO forecasts electrical demand, accounts for operating reserves and dispatches the lowest cost power plant unit to meet demand while ensuring enough transmission capacity is available to deliver the power.

The California ISO is uncompromising in maintaining reliability and accessibility to one of the largest and most modern power grids in the world. We work every minute of every day in our control center to “keep the lights on” while meeting the electricity needs of Californians through a competitive market. Learn more about us and how we look ahead to plan for the grid of the future.

Office of State Fire Marshal – State of California –


The men and women of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California’s privately-owned wildlands. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State’s 58 counties via contracts with local governments.

The Department’s firefighters, fire engines, and aircraft respond to an average of more than 5,600 wildland fires each year. Those fires burn more than 172,000 acres annually.

While Californians are learning more and more about the good as well as the bad of fire, the prevention of large, damaging fires remains a priority for CAL FIRE. From Smokey Bear, to the thousands of CAL FIRE Volunteers in Prevention (VIPs), to new alliances with communities, private industry, and government agencies, aggressive action in fire prevention and fire safety is occurring throughout the State.

Beyond its wildland fire fighting role, CAL FIRE answers the call more than 350,000 times for other emergencies each year. It may very well be a CAL FIRE engine and crew that is dispatched to the scene of an auto accident, or to a home where a child has become the victim of a drowning incident. The Department is always ready to respond – medical aids; hazardous material spills; swiftwater rescues; search and rescue missions; civil disturbances; train wrecks; floods, earthquakes and more.

Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources – California –


The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) was formed in 1915 to address the needs of the state, local governments, and industry by regulating statewide oil and gas activities with uniform laws and regulations. The Division supervises the drilling, operation, maintenance, and plugging and abandonment of onshore and offshore oil, gas, and geothermal wells, preventing damage to: (1) life, health, property, and natural resources; (2) underground and surface waters suitable for irrigation or domestic use; and (3) oil, gas, and geothermal reservoirs. Division requirements encourage wise development of California’s oil, gas, and geothermal resources while protecting the environment.

The Division’s programs include: well permitting and testing; safety inspections; oversight of production and injection projects; environmental lease inspections; idle-well testing; inspecting oilfield tanks, pipelines, and sumps; hazardous and orphan well plugging and abandonment contracts; and subsidence monitoring.

DOGGR is the repository for oil, gas, and geothermal well information and publishes statistics on drilling, production, and injection. General informationtechnical reports, and statewide maps with locations and status of all oil, gas, and geothermal wells are also available.

Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) –


The Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) has the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s public trustee and custodial responsibilities for protecting, managing and restoring the State’s fish, wildlife, and plants. It is one of the few State agencies in the nation that has both major pollution response authority and public trustee authority for wildlife and habitat. This mandate ensures that prevention, preparedness, restoration and response will provide the best protection for California’s natural resources.

Mission – OSPR’s mission is to provide best achievable protection of California’s natural resources by preventing, preparing for, and responding to spills of oil and other deleterious materials, and through restoring and enhancing affected resources.


 Regional Associations

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation – Board Member – laedc.orgLAEDC-logo_standard

The LAEDC is a private, non-profit 501c3 with a public-benefit mission.  We believe L.A. County’s future prosperity is about our people. It’s about parents looking across the dinner table, knowing they are able to provide for their families. It’s about students learning the skills the right skills to build careers in growing industries. And it’s about job creation, which sets a foundation for healthy families and thriving equitable communities.  At the LAEDC, we work to make all these things happen.

Since 1981, the LAEDC has worked to attract, retain and grow businesses and quality jobs for the 10 million residents of L.A. County, its 88 cities and 100+ unincorporated communities. Our free business assistance and attraction programs, economic research and analysis, real estate advisory services, trade and investment assistance, and public policy leadership support emerging growth and innovation industries that will create the jobs of tomorrow and give critical support to the key industry clusters driving L.A. today.  And we continually improve our region’s ability to compete and succeed globally.

LAEDC members and partners include our region’s most influential corporate employers, philanthropic organizations and non-profits, county and city governments, research institutes, and leading colleges and universities. Together, we change and improve the skills and knowledge base of the L.A. workforce, address the issues affecting business growth, and set the greater L.A. region on a sustainable path of job creation and vitality, as a force in the world economy.


Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce – Board Member (LAACC-logo_standardLAACC) –

As the largest and most influential business association in Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in our region.


VISION – The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, as a trustee for the current and future welfare of the region, seeks the full prosperity of the Los Angeles area.

MISSION – The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce champions economic prosperity and quality of life for the Los Angeles region by being the voice of business, promoting collaboration and helping members grow.


The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce serves a diverse membership of businesses of every size, from nearly every industry, in every community across Los Angeles County.

The L.A. Area Chamber represents…

  • More than 1,650 members
  • More than 650,000 employees
  • Small, medium and large-sized companies
  • Businesses from more than 35 industry sectors
  • Businesses from across Los Angeles County
  • The interests of more than 235,000 business in L.A. County

And, each year we deliver…

  • More than 40,000 referrals to member companies
  • 120 plus business and professional development programs
  • More than 25 advocacy and signature events
  • Nearly 100 graduates participating in our civic leadership programs
  • More than10,000 job opportunities and internships for L.A. youth


Central City Association of Los Angeles – Board Member (CCA) –


As the city’s premier business advocacy organization, the Central City Association (CCA) is serving businesses throughout Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. We are the voice of business and community interests in the corridors of power at local and state levels. We are taking action across Los Angeles to solve problems and uncover opportunities. We play a pivotal role bringing business, government, cultural institutions and citizens together to build a better economy, a cleaner environment, and better quality of life for all Angelenos.


Los Angeles Business Council – Member (LABC) –


The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) is renowned for its effective advocacy and educational programs throughout the region, and is a vital representative of business leaders from all industry sectors. The LABC provides its members with strong conduits to local, state and federal officials through targeted policy recommendations and key issue briefings, and annually hosts the influential Mayoral Housing, Education and Sustainability Summits and Los Angeles Architectural Awards luncheon.

The LABC targets three key issue areas that are integral to our city’s economic competitiveness and quality of life: 1) Energy & Environment, 2) Housing & Transportation, and 3) Economic Development


Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) –


VICA is widely considered one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Southern California. With its knowledge of the legislative process and economic issues, VICA’s access to public officials ensures that the San Fernando Valley’s business perspective will be heard in the interest of improving our business climate and quality of life. With input and guidance from its members, VICA maintains a regular presence at all levels of government to effectively represent Valley businesses.


Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce (HAIC) –


The Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce was formed to initiate, sponsor and promote policies to further enhance development of commerce and industry in the area.

HAIC was established in 1975 to be a collective voice and advocate for the harbor business community. HAIC is a non-profit industrial and commercial trade association which serves as a united voice on trade, transportation, energy, environmental and land-use issues affecting the South Bay and harbor business communities.

The heart of HAIC is its committees which monitor legislation, provide a forum for industrial and government speakers to address key issues, write resolutions and provide oral testimony of support or opposition which reflect the association’s overall position. Members are encouraged to become active on one of a number of committees including: Government Affairs, Marketing & Communications, Programs, Development, Education, Scholarship & Philanthropy, and the special events such as the Harbor Cup Challenge golf tournament, our “Salute to Industry awards banquet and our annual visitation to Sacramento to meet with our legislators.


Western State Petroleum Association – (WSPA Associates) –


Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is a non-profit trade association that represents companies that account for the bulk of petroleum exploration, production, refining, transportation and marketing in the five western states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Founded in 1907, WSPA is the oldest petroleum trade association in the United States.

WSPA is dedicated to ensuring that Americans continue to have reliable access to petroleum and petroleum products through policies that are socially, economically and environmentally responsible. We believe the best way to achieve this goal is through a better understanding of the relevant issues by government leaders, the media and the general public. Toward that end, WSPA works to disseminate accurate information on industry issues and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on petroleum matters.

WSPA’s headquarters are located in Sacramento, California. Additional WSPA locations include offices in Torrance; Bay Area; Santa Barbara; Bakersfield; Scottsdale, Arizona and Olympia, Washington.


FuturePorts – Associate Member –


While the ports and several organizations, including business, government and community-based interests, are already engaged in finding solutions to some of these problems, there is no organization focused on problem-solving with a multi-stakeholder and regional perspective on the ports and shipping supply chain.

The goal of FuturePorts is to serve as a forum and provide regional leadership dedicating its efforts to achieve superior performance of the southern California gateway. FuturePorts will mobilize business and community and government leaders from across sectors to join as members to build consensus on an integrated planning approach to solving port, industry and community concerns.

It will proactively identify and respond to environmental and growth challenges and find balanced solutions to the problems noted above through an organization Work Program. The responses to these challenges require smart and visionary thinking embracing innovation and progressive improvement with input from a broad spectrum of community and business groups.


Wilmington Chamber of Commerce – Member –


“The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce promotes, supports and enhances a positive business environment and improves the quality of life in the community.”




San Pedro Chamber of Commerce – Member –


Mission/Vision Statement

The mission of the San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is to promote, support, and advocate the interests of the business community. Our vision is to make San Pedro a better place to live, work, and visit.


The chamber is a non-profit 501 (c)(6) mutual benefit corporation chartered under the State of California on March 15, 1957 (charter number 335184) and originally chartered as the Chamber of Commerce of San Pedro on February 21, 1906 (charter number 45424).

According to its Bylaws, government of the Chamber of Commerce, direction of its work, the control of its finances and property and the control and direction of its President/CEO is vested in a Board of Directors. The President/CEO oversees day-to-day operations and all Chamber staff.


Long Beach Chambers of Commerce – Member –


Mission Statement

The Chamber is the platform for business to provide leadership, education and advocacy so that the Long Beach area thrives in the 21st century.

Vision Statement

The Chamber will be the acknowledged leader in creating community consensus to support local, regional, and International business.

Our Core Competencies

  • Economic Development: Creating a Strong Local Economy
  • Public Policy: Representing the Interest of Business with Government
  • Community Development: Promoting the Community
  • Membership Services: Providing Networking Opportunities
  • Political Action: Endorsing Pro-Business Candidates for Office