American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles T. Drevna has been president of the trade association, formerly known as the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, since 2007. He joined the association in 2002 as executive vice president and director of policy and planning.
Drevna leads a staff that advocates for petroleum refiners and petrochemical manufacturers before Congress and the Executive Branch on a broad range of public policy issues. Since he became president, the size of the association’s Washington office staff has increased with an expansion of the Government Relations and Communications Departments and the creation of the Outreach Department.
Drevna worked with the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and staff to implement a rebranding effort that emphasizes the ways association members serve American consumers and increase America’s economic and national security. This rebranding resulted in adoption of the name American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers in January 2012 to better describe the association and its work.
Drevna has extensive experience in legislative, regulatory, public policy and marketplace issues involving energy and the environment. His previous positions include:
Director of state and federal government relations for Tosco, Inc.; director of government and regulatory affairs for the Oxygenated Fuels Association; vice president at the Washington consulting firm of Jefferson Waterman International; several positions at Sunoco, including vice president for public affairs for Sun Coal Company; director of environmental affairs for the National Coal Association; and supervisor of environmental quality control for the Consolidation Coal Company.
Drevna received his BA in chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College and performed graduate work at Carnegie-Mellon University. He grew up in Pittsburgh and worked as a laborer in a steel mill there during summers while attending college.