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Amy Farrell

Senior Director of Market Development
American Petroleum Institute

Pauline Ahern

Amy Farrell is the senior director of Market Development for the American Petroleum Institute (API). Ms. Farrell’s work covers policy, regulatory and legislative matters related to natural gas markets and efforts to grow natural gas demand in the power generation, export, industrial and transportation sectors. Ms. Farrell joined API when America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) was dissolved and its mission – to promote the demand for and use of natural gas – was combined into API. At ANGA, Ms. Farrell led policy and advocacy efforts to increase natural gas demand as Vice President of Market Development. Before taking on the market development role, Ms. Farrell served as ANGA’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, where she focused on the wide range of regulatory issue that affect the development and use of natural gas resources.

Prior to joining ANGA, Ms. Farrell worked in ExxonMobil’s Public and Government Affairs Department as an Issues Advisor, providing policy and strategic advocacy advice on topics ranging from U.S. greenhouse gas policy to process safety. Before joining the private sector, Ms. Farrell spent nearly a decade in government, most recently serving in the George W. Bush White House National Economic Council as a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy handling energy policy. She also served as an Associate Director for Environment and Regulation in the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Prior to moving to the White House, Ms. Farrell served in two different positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She was the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (now the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention) and a Policy Advisor to Administrators Stephen Johnson and Michael Leavitt.

Ms. Farrell began her government career as a policy analyst in the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, where she reviewed environmental and energy regulations.

Ms. Farrell has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University.

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