Emily O’Connell

As Policy Manager for the American Gas Association, Emily works to support the development of policies and strategies that strengthen the role of natural gas in a sustainable energy future.  As part of her responsibilities, Emily seeks to maintain and build alliances with stakeholders across the energy spectrum, including energy efficiency and environmental organizations, research institutions, and the federal government.

Prior to joining AGA, Emily served as the manager, federal affairs for America’s Natural Gas Alliance where she advocated for policies favorable to increasing market opportunities for natural gas.  She began her career in public affairs at Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, where she worked on behalf of clients in the energy and environmental sector.  Emily graduated from Providence College with a B.A. in Political Science and earned her M.A. in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University where she concentrated on Energy and Environmental Security.