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API: Announces Stephanie Catarino Wissman as Executive Director, API-PA

Reid Porter | 202.682.8114 |

HARRISBURG, September 19, 2011—The American Petroleum Institute today announced Stephanie Catarino Wissman as executive director of the Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania, a division of API, effective October 10.

"Wissman has a proven track record of leadership and advocacy skills that will help advance the oil and natural gas industry's pro-growth and pro-jobs mission in Pennsylvania," said API Senior Director of State Government Relations Rolf Hanson. "She understands the importance of domestic oil and natural gas production, the critical resources for energy that will come from the Marcellus Shale and the advantages it will bring to the Commonwealth in terms of job creation and economic growth."

Wissman joins API-PA after serving as Director of Government Affairs for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the largest broad based business advocacy association in Pennsylvania. She has also served as Manager of Government Affairs for Embarq, a global integrated communications provider.

Wissman is a graduate of Penn State University and resides in Mechanicsburg, Penn.

The Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania is engaged in all aspects of Pennsylvania's oil and natural gas industry, from development in the Marcellus Shale to oil refining and marketing of transportation fuels.

API represents more than 480 oil and natural gas companies, leaders of a technology-driven industry that supplies most of America's energy, supports 9.2 million U.S. jobs and 7.7 percent of the U.S. economy, delivers more than $86 million a day in revenue to our government, and, since 2000, has invested more than $2 trillion in U.S. capital projects to advance all forms of energy, including alternatives.

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