Western Energy Alliance Announces New President

December 1, 2016

DENVER - Western Energy Alliance today announced the appointment of Kathleen Sgamma as its new president. The oil and natural gas trade association’s board voted to promote Sgamma from vice president of government and public affairs. She has worked at the association for more than a decade and is replacing Tim Wigley.

“I am proud to announce that Kathleen Sgamma will be the new president of Western Energy Alliance,” said Daryll Howard, chairman of the Alliance and chief operating officer of Fuse Energy. “The Board of Directors met yesterday and voted to appoint Kathleen into her new role. She has been at the Alliance for more than a decade, and her strong leadership has contributed substantially to the success of the organization.  In her prior role as vice president of government and public affairs, Kathleen has built up our strong advocacy program that will be instrumental as we work with the new Trump Administration.”

“I am honored that the Board has put its trust in me to lead the organization at this crucial time for the industry,” said Sgamma. “For several years, the Alliance has led the charge against federal regulatory overreach, particularly with respect to environmental and public lands policies. The oil and natural gas industry is and should be heavily regulated, as states and the federal government have been doing for many decades. However, the regulatory barrage has gone far beyond reasonable environmental oversight and has become a means to hinder American producers and drive them off appropriate federal lands. The Alliance is gearing up to engage with the new administration, and we will be working to roll back unreasonable regulations as well as to advance positive policies that create jobs and economic opportunity in the West and across the country.”

Sgamma is a U.S. Army veteran and graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Virginia Tech.