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NGVAmerica Appoints Allison Cunningham as Director of Federal Government Affairs


NGVAmerica is pleased to announce that Allison Cunningham has been appointed to the position of Director of Federal Government Affairs effective March 27, 2017. Allison will lead NGVAmerica’s government advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and within the federal agencies on issues that impact the natural gas vehicle industry.

“Allison brings strong experience that translates quickly into leadership for the natural gas vehicle industry,” said Matthew Godlewski, NGVAmerica President. “Allison will quickly add value for our members in representing NGVAmerica in Washington.”

ACunninghamheadshotAllison brings experience from Capitol Hill, the corporate government affairs sector and a national trade association. Allison was most recently the Manager of Federal Affairs at Spectra Energy Corp (now Enbridge) in Washington. Prior to this position she served on the government affairs team at the American Gas Association (AGA). Allison also worked on the Hill for five years, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff to Congressman Steve Pearce from New Mexico. She also worked for Congressman Tom Cole from Oklahoma.

Allison is an alumna of the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL), where she represented the natural gas industry to foreign officials as an ACYPL delegate to Ghana and South Africa. Allison was also part of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s inaugural Foreign Policy Fellowship for Senior Capitol Hill Staff.

Allison has a Master’s in Democracy, Politics, and Governance from the Royal Holloway, University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Oklahoma State University.