Eyes On Government

GPA Midstream Association Bolsters Government Affairs Team

Laura Chandler (left) and Charlotte Sawyer (right)

The GPA Midstream Association (GPA Midstream) has hired Laura Chandler as manager of state government affairs. In this role, Chandler will focus on midstream advocacy efforts in Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas, USA. Chandler holds a Master of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University, in Austin, and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas. Prior to joining GPA Midstream, she worked as a lobbyist on midstream and energy issues for the Texas Energy Lobby in Austin.

Earlier this year, GPA Midstream added another level of staff support in its Washington, DC, USA, office with the hiring of Charlotte Sawyer as manager of government affairs. Sawyer’s responsibilities include participating in the implementation and management of GPA Midstream’s federal legislative strategies and serving as a lobbyist before the US Congress and federal agencies. Sawyer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics and history from Ave Maria University in Florida. Prior to joining the association, she served as external affairs manager for the National Review Institute.

Both Chandler and Sawyer report to GPA Midstream Vice President of Government Affairs Matthew Hite.

Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, GPA Midstream opened a dedicated Washington, DC, office in 2015 to maximize its legislative and regulatory influence and visibility. Founded in 1921, GPA Midstream is a trade organization with nearly 100 corporate members engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas. GPA Midstream members account for more than 90% of the natural gas liquids (NGLs) produced in the United States from natural gas processing. GPA Midstream members also operate hundreds of thousands of miles of domestic gas gathering pipelines, in addition to pipelines involved with storing, transporting, and marketing natural gas and NGLs.

You can learn more about the GPA Midstream Association by visiting its website: https://gpaglobal.org