Don Santa is president of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, which represents the interstate and interprovincial natural gas pipeline industry. He brings an extensive background in government and in the energy industry to his position.
From 1989 to 1993, Santa served as majority counsel to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where he worked on the Natural Gas Wellhead Decontrol Act of 1989 and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. In 1993, Santa was nominated to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. During his tenure as a commissioner, he worked on major FERC initiatives to open access for electric transmission and restructure natural gas pipeline services.
In 1997, Santa joined LG&E Energy Corp in Louisville, Kentucky, where he served as deputy general counsel and senior vice president for strategic planning. He was also a partner in the Washington, DC office of the Troutman Sanders. Prior to assuming his current role at the association in August 2003, Santa was the group's executive vice president. Mr. Santa has a law degree from Columbia University School of Law and a bachelor's from Duke University Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.