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jAy A. coPAn

early 2000s. He has been actively engaged in hosting IGU

SenIoR AdVISoR, AmeRIcAn GAS ASSocIATIon

executive meetings, and providing speakers for a number of IGU meetings in the past twelve years. Mr. Copan has represented the United States gas industry in presentations before audiences around the globe. Mr. Copan previously served as the executive director of the American Gas Foundation, where he was responsible

On behalf of the American Gas Association (AGA), Jay

for that organization’s activities as an independent

Copan is currently serving as executive director of the 17th

source of research and programs on energy and

International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 17), and he is managing the bidding process

environmental issues that affect public policy, with a particular emphasis on natural gas.

designed to place AGA in the presidency of the International Gas Union 2012-2015, while simultaneously hosting the

Prior to joining AGA, he served as chief economist with the

World Gas Conference in Washington, D.C., in 2018.

Federal Maritime Commission. He has published a variety of articles and has been active in numerous civic affairs.

Mr. Copan served in a variety of capacities for AGA from September 1982-February 2010.

Mr. Copan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode

At AGA, he was the senior association executive responsible for AGA’s financial community outreach activities, its membership operations, its meeting services business unit, and its international activities. Since 1999, he has represented the interests of the United States natural gas industry on the International Gas Union

Island, and a Masters degree in business administration from the University of Maryland. He has taken postgraduate courses in economics at George Mason University. He and his wife, Maureen (also an active participant in IGU activities since 1999), have two daughters, two son-in-laws, and four grandchildren.

(IGU), an organization representing the gas industries of 76 countries. Through IGU, Mr. Copan assisted with the workings of Task Force B, which restructured IGU in the

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USA Bid for the 25th World Gas Conference  

The American Gas Association Representing the United States of America respectfully submits this bid to the International Gas Union for the...

USA Bid for the 25th World Gas Conference  

The American Gas Association Representing the United States of America respectfully submits this bid to the International Gas Union for the...

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