FACTSHEET: Jack Gerard
president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute
president and CEO, American Chemistry Council president and CEO, National Mining Association
Gerard also spent close to a decade working in the U.S. Senate and House. He came to Washington in 1981, and worked for Rep. George Hansen. He also worked for Sen. James A. McClure, who chaired the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
During his three years at the Chemistry Council, the association fortified its advocacy initiatives on issues important to the chemicals industry and worked closely with Congress on major legislation. Gerard and the ACC were named among the "Best of K Street" in The Hill newspaper’s listing of top advocates. Chemical News & Intelligence included Gerard among a dozen "leaders of the decade" for the chemical industry. Six months after joining API, The Hill named Gerard a top trade group lobbyist who forcefully advocated for America's oil and natural gas industry.
Gerard was born and grew up in Idaho. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from George Washington University.