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About Our Members
President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles T. Drevna has been president of the trade association, formerly known as the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, since 2007. He joined the association in 2002 as executive vice president and director of policy and planning.
Drevna leads a staff that advocates for petroleum refiners and petrochemical manufacturers before Congress and the Executive Branch on a broad range of public policy issues. Since he became president, the size of the association’s Washington office staff has increased with an expansion of the Government Relations and Communications Departments and the creation of the Outreach Department.
Drevna worked with the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and staff to implement a rebranding effort that emphasizes the ways association members serve American consumers and increase America’s economic and national security. This rebranding resulted in adoption of the name American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers in January 2012 to better describe the association and its work.
Drevna has extensive experience in legislative, regulatory, public policy and marketplace issues involving energy and the environment. His previous positions include:
Director of state and federal government relations for Tosco, Inc.; director of government and regulatory affairs for the Oxygenated Fuels Association; vice president at the Washington consulting firm of Jefferson Waterman International; several positions at Sunoco, including vice president for public affairs for Sun Coal Company; director of environmental affairs for the National Coal Association; and supervisor of environmental quality control for the Consolidation Coal Company.
Drevna received his BA in chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College and performed graduate work at Carnegie-Mellon University. He grew up in Pittsburgh and worked as a laborer in a steel mill there during summers while attending college.
Richard S. Moskowitz oversees all AFPM legal matters, staffs AFPM’s Legal Committee and supervises outside counsel representing the association in litigation.
Brendan E. Williams is responsible for leading AFPM’s Government Relations, Communications and Outreach Departments as they work to educate the media, Congress, the administration, and other stakeholder groups about the important role AFPM members and products play in daily life and the American economy.
Sarah Magruder Lyle is responsible for developing and executing strategic outreach initiatives that educate consumers, key stakeholders, policy makers and federal, state and local elected officials across country about how AFPM's members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our nation and local communities, strengthen economic and national security, and support 2 million American jobs.
Rebecca oversees AFPM communications with the media and other external audiences outside government and works with senior management to develop AFPM's messages and communications strategies.
Diana works closely with the media and other external audiences to disseminate AFPM's messages. She oversees and manages the AFPM Communications Committee.
Steve Higley is responsible for overseeing and implementing AFPM's "outside the beltway" outreach activities.
Geoffrey A. Moody is responsible for managing AFPM’s Government Relations Department, which primarily represents the association before Congress.
Joanne M. Shore is responsible for developing research and assessments of how various regulations and policies impact fuel and petrochemical manufacturers and American consumers.
James R. Cooper heads the petrochemical side of AFPM, and serves as the representative of domestic petrochemical manufacturers to government, affiliated industries and the general public. He is responsible for the development of the International Petrochemical Conference and AFPM’s statistics publications.
David N. Friedman represents AFPM members before federal regulatory agencies and the Executive Branch. His team develops AFPM positions on environmental, fuels, safety and security issues with AFPM leadership and members.
Jeffrey T. Gunnulfsen oversees and manages the AFPM Security Committee and the TSCA Workgroup. He serves as the principal liaison on security issues with the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Timothy C. Hogan manages AFPM regulatory advocacy on fuels issues and staffs the AFPM Fuels Committee.
Susan E. Yashinskie supervises the member relations and technical departments. In this role, she leads member relations and development to support the current membership and cultivate new relationships; and directs the technical department to provide counsel to the AFPM Board on relevant topics. She also develops program content for AFPM’s Annual Meeting and Board of Directors meeting.
Jeffery L. Hazle is responsible for working with AFPM members to assist in developing positions on regulatory and legislative issues affecting fuels production and the operation of refineries and petrochemical plants. He oversees selection of all technical sessions for AFPM conferences.
Daniel J. Strachan oversees the work of AFPM’s Plant Automation, Lubricants & Waxes, and Labor Relations/Human Resources Committees. He also oversees the Industrial Hygiene and Cyber Security Subcommittees.
Lara Swett oversees and manages the work of the Safety and Health Committee.
Gerald R. Van De Velde is responsible for the financial and administrative operations of AFPM. He oversees the Information Technology, Convention Services, Human Resources, and Accounting and Office Administration Departments and AFPM’s Political Action Committee.
Wade L. Easter manages the accounting operations and office administration for AFPM. He also serves as an adjunct to the Human Resources Department and administrator of employee benefits.
Julia Gregg Kramer, SPHR, works part-time at AFPM and her primary responsibilities include recruitment, HR policy and procedures, employee relations, and partnering with leadership to plan and manage organizational change and related initiatives.
Helen M. Kutska oversees the AFPM Convention Services Department and is responsible for all meeting planning services including site selection, contract negotiations, announcements, marketing, registration, logistics, trade show management, meeting material production and on-site execution.