Frank J. Macchiarola
Frank J. Macchiarola is Senior Vice President of Policy, Economics, and Regulatory Affairs at the American Petroleum Institute (API), the leading trade association for the US oil and natural gas industry. In this role, Frank leads API’s public policy departments, oversees the organization’s economics, research, and regulatory functions, and serves as a member of API’s management team. He previously served as API’s Vice President and Group Director of Downstream and Industry Operations.
Prior to joining API in 2016, Frank was Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), where he led ANGA’s federal and state government relations and was responsible for integrating the organization’s advocacy efforts.
From 2004 to 2013, Frank served in several senior staff positions in the United States Senate including: Majority Staff Director, Minority Staff Director, and Counsel for the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Minority Staff Director of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. He has also been a partner in the policy resolution group of Bracewell LLP, and began his career as an associate in the litigation group of Tannenbaum, Helpern, Syracuse, and Hirschtritt LLP.
Frank is an associate member of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee. He previously served on the board of ANGA’s Political Action Committee and the National Energy Resources Organization, and as a member of the API Employee Benefits Committee.
Frank was twice recognized by National Journal as a top Capitol Hill staff member, and in 2022 he was named by Washingtonian as one of the 500 most influential people shaping policy.
Frank earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, M.P.Aff. from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, and A.B. in History from College of the Holy Cross. He is a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
He is admitted to practice law in New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.