Martin J. Durbin
Martin (Marty) J. Durbin is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at API, where he integrates API’s broad advocacy capabilities in pursuit of the organization’s and the industry’s priority public policy objectives. He also leads the association’s Global Industry Services (GIS) department, a division responsible for certification, standards, training, events, publications and safety programs for onshore, offshore and refinery operations.
Marty returned to API after serving for nearly three years as President and CEO of America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), representing North America’s leading independent natural gas exploration and production companies, where he oversaw ANGA’s market expansion efforts with industry, governmental and consumer stakeholders. At the end of 2015, Marty guided ANGA’s ultimate combination into API to better achieve the mission of both organizations.
Prior to joining ANGA, Mr. Durbin served as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at the American Petroleum Institute (API). During this earlier tenure at API, Mr. Durbin significantly increased visibility and engagement in policy and political debates at the local, state, and national level, and represented API frequently through congressional testimony, TV, radio and print media.
Before his work at API, Mr. Durbin served as Vice President of Federal Relations at the American Chemistry Council (ACC), directing federal legislative advocacy and coordinating direct lobbying, coalition building, and ACC’s political programs. Earlier in his eight-year tenure with ACC, he served as Managing Director of Security, developing and implementing the association’s post-9/11 facility security program and directing its advocacy both with Congress and with the newly-formed Department of Homeland Security.
Prior to the merger of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the American Plastics Council (APC) in 2002, Mr. Durbin directed Federal and International Affairs for APC, serving as a liaison to sister organizations in Europe, Japan, South America, Mexico and Canada.
Earlier in his career he served as a legislative assistant for Senator Alan J. Dixon (D-IL) and for Representative Rick Boucher (D-VA), where his responsibilities included issues related to the environment and energy.
Mr. Durbin currently serves as Chairman of the Board for A Wider Circle, a grassroots nonprofit organization. Dedicated to ending poverty for one individual and one family after another, A Wider Circle provides beds, furniture, basic need items and comprehensive support.
Mr. Durbin received a BA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland College Park. He is married and has three children.