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API welcomes Todd Snitchler as new Market Development Chief


Sabrina Fang | 202.682.8114 | fangs@api.org



WASHINGTON, September 19, 2017 – The American Petroleum Institute announced that former Ohio Public Utilities Commissioner Todd Snitchler will lead the association’s Market Development department as Group Director. API’s Market Development division works with industry, government, and customer stakeholders to promote increased demand for and continued availability of our nation’s abundant natural gas resources for a cleaner and more secure energy future. 

“We are pleased to welcome Todd as our new head of Market Development,” said API President and CEO Jack Gerard. “Under Todd’s leadership, API will continue to promote the benefits from greater use of natural gas in power generation, manufacturing, commercial and residential markets, as well as the export of liquefied natural gas to assist allies and partners overseas, strengthen our balance of trade and play a leading role in the world market.”

“It’s an honor to lead this department and be part of an association and an industry that is fully committed to leveraging the benefits of America’s energy abundance,” said Snitchler. “Our team under the leadership of our members will continue to highlight the role of U.S. natural gas in strengthening our economy, improving our environment and benefiting consumers. We all rely on this affordable and clean burning fuel to heat our homes, cook our food, produce our favorite consumer products, and provide electricity. It’s important to embrace this abundant energy resource for the continued benefit of consumers, workers, and the environment.”

Snitchler previously served as chairman of both the Public Utilities Commission and the Power Siting Board of Ohio, and was elected twice to represent the 50th House District in Stark County. Prior to joining API, Snitchler was at Vorys Advisors, LLC in Ohio where he led the government affairs efforts in the energy and utility space. He organized the firm’s first-ever sponsored educational seminar for policy makers and industry representatives and established strong relationships in Ohio and nationally with competitive suppliers and independent power producers.

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and 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 40 million Americans.