Kathleen Sgamma is the Vice President of Government & Public Affairs for Western Energy Alliance. She manages federal legislative, public lands, environmental, regulatory, and public affairs issues for companies involved in all aspects of environmentally responsible oil and natural gas exploration and production in the West. Kathleen has testified before several Congressional Committees on energy and environment topics, and is regularly quoted on western issues in national and regional media including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fox News, E&E News, National Journal, and The Denver Post. Prior to joining Western Energy Alliance in 2006, she spent eleven years in the Information Technology sector, including establishing the German subsidiary and European consulting practice for a software company; and three years as a Military Intelligence Officer in the US Army. She holds a BS in Political Science/Defense and Arms Control Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MS in Information Technology from Virginia Tech.