Andy Black is President and CEO of LEPA, a Washington, DC-based trade association representing more than fifty pipeline companies and 97 percent of the liquid pipeline industry. LEPA members deliver crude oil, refined products like gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel, natural gas liquids such as propane and ethane, carbon dioxide, and other liquids. American consumers and workers use products carried by liquid energy pipelines every day in their daily lives.
Andy promotes LEPA’s mission of responsible government policies, performance excellence, and public support for liquid pipelines. Andy has pursued LEPA’s legislative and regulatory agenda with Congressional committee leadership, FERC Commissioners, DOT PHMSA Administrators and Deputies, and their staffs. He has testified before Congressional committees on pipeline safety legislation, safety activities, pipeline expansion, border-crossing approvals, security, and propane supply issues.
Andy previously served in a government relations position in Washington for the El Paso Corporation. Prior to that, he was Director of the Office of External Affairs for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He earlier worked on Capitol Hill for thirteen years as a staff member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and for Congressman Joe Barton of Texas.
Andy has a B.S. in Economics from Texas Christian University and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.