Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Lori Traweek is in her 25th year at AGA. Lori is responsible for overseeing AGA operations and ensuring that AGA is well positioned to achieve membership priorities. She also directly oversees operations and engineering services, human resources and member and meeting services.
Prior to her current responsibilities, Lori was integrally involved in AGA’s pipeline safety and environmental advocacy, including participating in the development of the EPA STAR program to encourage voluntary operations reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, serving on the executive steering team of the Department of Transportation’s distribution integrity management program, and participating in the launch of the Common Ground Alliance – a collaborative organization with the goal of reducing excavation damage of underground facilities.
Before joining AGA, Lori worked as an offshore and onshore engineer for Arco Oil and Gas Co. in Texas and Louisiana. She holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a B.S. degree in communications from Ithaca College.
Lori serves on the GTI Board and National Energy Foundation Board and is AGA’s liaison for the Center for Energy Workforce Development.
In her distinguished career, Lori has received the American Public Gas Association Personal Service Award; she is a Rader Energy’s Key Women in Energy-Americas Leadership honoree; she received Purdue University’s Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award and the National Association of State Fire Marshals Norman Y. Mineta Excellence in Transportation Safety Award. Lori has also received designation as an ASAE Certified Association Executive (CAE) and is a certified member of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Organization Management (IOM).
Lori and her husband Bill have two children, Scott and Julie, and live in Arlington, Va.