Roger Cooper is Executive Vice President for Policy and Planning of the American Gas Association, which represents 200 local energy utility companies that deliver natural gas to more than 64 million homes, businesses and industries throughout the United States. AGA’s primary roles are to advocate the interests of its natural gas utility members and their customers and to provide information and services promoting operational excellence in the safe, reliable and cost-competitive delivery of natural gas.
Roger has previously served at AGA as Acting President; Senior Vice President for Government Relations; Group Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Analysis; and as Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining AGA in 1986, Roger was in private practice where he represented a number of local gas distribution companies. He holds a J.D. with high honors from Georgetown University Law Center, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from Hiram College. He is a frequent speaker on energy and natural gas issues.