The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) has appointed Christopher “C.J.” Osman as vice president of government affairs.
Osman will lead the association’s government and political affairs efforts to advance INGAA’s key policy priorities, which include conveying the critical role natural gas infrastructure plays in our nation’s energy economy; encouraging enhanced infrastructure permitting predictability; and advocating for pipeline safety and environmental rules that embrace modern technologies and innovation. Osman previously served as INGAA’s vice president of operations, safety and integrity.
“Since May, C.J. has stepped up and skillfully led INGAA’s government affairs team while continuing to fulfill his former role,” said Amy Andryszak, president and CEO of INGAA. “His expert knowledge of the industry and policy will serve INGAA well as we work with policymakers and other key stakeholders to further INGAA’s legislative and regulatory priorities. I look forward to working with C.J. in this new capacity.”
In his previous role, Osman directed the association’s efforts to promote sound federal safety policy for the operations of interstate natural gas pipelines and storage facilities.
“I am honored to take on this new role at INGAA and grateful for the opportunity to work with our members and stakeholders to advance smart public policy that ensures energy infrastructure is built responsibly and successfully,” said Osman. “It is an exciting time in Washington, and I look forward to working with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to advance commonsense legislation that promotes U.S. energy infrastructure investment and innovation, such as the pending pipeline safety reauthorization bill.”
Prior to joining INGAA in 2016, Osman managed engineering and construction of onshore natural gas production and processing facilities for a large integrated energy company. He graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in economics and B.E. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor at Georgetown University.
INGAA represents the U.S. natural gas pipeline industry. INGAA’s members deliver clean, abundant, affordable natural gas throughout North America and operate approximately 200,000 miles of pipelines that serve as an indispensable link between natural gas producers and consumers.