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API bolsters State and Federal Affairs Departments with new hires


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WASHINGTON, December 12, 2018 –The American Petroleum Institute today announced three new hires, including key additions to API’s External Mobilization - Central Region in Ohio and the Federal Affairs department in Washington, DC.

External Mobilization – Central Region has hired:

  • Kevin Servick, Central Region Campaign Manager will enhance API’s regional network of industry advocates who understand the important role energy plays in our lives and help advance pro-energy policies. Kevin is a political professional experienced in grassroots development and various aspects of political campaigning. Servick most recently served as Campaign Manager and Senior Advisor for Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost, managing day-to-day operations of the victorious Dave Yost for Attorney General Campaign and is a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University.

Federal Affairs division has hired:

  • Kenny Roberts, Director of Federal Relations for Midstream joins API’s strong team of federal lobbyists and will enhance outreach efforts with the new Congress. Kenny led the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) regional development efforts prior to API. He also served on the Hillary for America Campaign in 2016, working closely with former President Clinton and Secretary Clinton. Before his time on the campaign, he was Managing Director at the American Leadership Academy where he led strategic efforts and policy-making for the 501(c)(3) organization. 
  • Elia Quintana, Director of Stakeholder Relations will lead API’s Energy Research Collaborative (ERC) with strategic partners focused on workforce development and engagement with non-traditional allies. Elia was an ERC participant, representing the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) where she served as Vice President of Corporate Relations. Prior to HACR, Elia served as Director of Corporate Relations with LULAC National Education Service Centers (LNESC), championing diversity and inclusion initiatives and focusing on recruitment, retention, career readiness training and leadership development programming for underserved communities. 

“The new additions to this organization’s exceptionally talented team will strengthen our efforts as our industry continues to deliver economic and environmental benefits at home and abroad,” said API President and CEO Mike Sommers. “More natural gas and oil is produced in the United States than any other country in the world and at the same time, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions are at their lowest levels in a generation. America is now a nation of energy security and abundance, consumers are enjoying affordable reliable energy and we’re focused on bolstering this success story.”

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the natural gas and oil industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 600 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans.