Megan B. BloomgrenMegan Barnett Bloomgren serves as the Vice President of Communications at the American Petroleum Institute (API), where she is responsible for overseeing communications on behalf of the natural gas and oil industry, and leveraging research, advertising, earned and digital media, and thought leadership.
Prior to joining API, Ms. Bloomgren served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where she directed communications, strategic planning, and policy-related actions for Secretary Ryan Zinke. Before entering the administration on January 20, 2017, Ms. Bloomgren served on the Presidential Transition Team supporting then-Congressman Ryan Zinke when he was announced as the President's nominee for Secretary of the Interior. She worked closely with the Secretary-designate to prepare for his confirmation hearing, including managing all aspects of earned and digital media, rapid response and coalition building.
Ms. Bloomgren was previously a partner at DCI Group, a public affairs consulting firm where she directed global communications campaigns on energy, chemical, and regulatory issues and specialized in message development, coalition building, crisis communications, and grassroots advocacy.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Bloomgren directed strategy and operations for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Energy Institute. She previously served as chief spokesperson and Deputy Director of Communications for the secretary of Energy, worked as the deputy director of communications at the White House Council on Environmental Quality in the Executive Office of the President, and was deputy press secretary at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Through her government service, she supported federal communications efforts in more than a dozen countries in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Ms. Bloomgren got her start working on Congressional campaigns in Pennsylvania and served on the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign and 2004 re-elect. Ms. Bloomgren also spent three years as a consultant in Accenture's state and local government practice.
Ms. Bloomgren is a native of Philadelphia and graduate of La Salle University where she served on the university's board of trustees. She and her family reside in Alexandria, VA.