Frank J. Macchiarola
Frank J. Macchiarola is senior vice president of Policy, Economics and Regulatory Affairs. He leads a division that includes, Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, and Market Development segments, as well as Economic Policy Analysis, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs and Tax & Accounting Policy. In this role, Macchiarola is responsible for advancing the institute’s public policy priorities and integrating the policy, economic and regulatory disciplines across API’s entire advocacy team.
Macchiarola joined API in January 2016, to lead API’s efforts on fuels, refining, marketing and downstream safety, security and technology as vice president of Downstream and Industry Operations.
Prior to joining API, Macchiarola served as executive vice president of Government Affairs at America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA).
From 2004 to 2013, Macchiarola served in several senior staff positions in the United States Senate including Staff Director, Minority Staff Director, and Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Minority Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Macchiarola was previously a partner in the policy resolution group at Bracewell LLP and began his career as an associate in the litigation group of Tannenbaum, Helpern, Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP.
Macchiarola earned his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.