API Names New President and CEO

Mike Sommers – Credit: American Investment Council

Mike Sommers will be the new president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, following an election this afternoon by API’s board. Sommers brings two decades of political experience to API, including his current role as president and CEO of the American Investment Council.

Sommers will succeed Jack Gerard, who said earlier this year that he will step down this summer after a decade at API.

Prior to joining the American Investment Council as president and CEO in 2016, Sommers served as Chief of Staff to Speaker of the House John A. Boehner and in other capacities in House leadership for more than a decade. Sommers also served as special assistant to the president at the National Economic Council at the White House in 2005.

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