AFPM members serve you and America by manufacturing vital products for your life every day, while strengthening America’s economic and national security.
About Our Members
President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
2007 Charles T. Drevna has served as president of the American Fuel &
Petrochemical Manufacturers, the national trade association that represents 98
percent of refining capacity in the United States. Drevna joined the
association in 2002 as director of policy and planning and named executive vice
president in 2006.
manages a team that advocates on behalf of petroleum refiners and petrochemical
manufacturers who are instrumental in strengthening our economic and national
security, and support two million American jobs. Through his leadership, the
association has expanded, doubling in size and scope of work to meet the
growing demand of a broad range of public policy issues.
2012, Drevna supervised a rebranding of the association, formally known as the
National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, to better identify the
refining industry as high-tech manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S.
supply of fuel and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used to
produce thousands of consumer products.
has over 40 years of 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.
received his BA in chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College and
performed graduate work at Carnegie-Mellon University.
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.
Melissa Hockstad is responsible for leading AFPM’s Petrochemicals Division. Her responsibilities include oversight of various petrochemical committees, organization of the International Petrochemical Conference, and providing support for addressing legislative, regulatory and communications issues impacting the petrochemicals membership.
James R. Cooper advises the petrochemical programs at AFPM on a variety of technical and policy issues. He is also responsible for the development of new educational and business enhancement programs, with a particular focus on shale development and its potential impacts on the manufacturing supply chain.
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.
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.