Executive Committee

AFPM is governed by a Board of Directors, which comprises representatives from each of our refining and petrochemical members.

When the Board is not in session, it delegates authority to the AFPM Executive Committee to provide oversight and govern the Association.

The Board of Directors elects a chairman, vice chairman, eleven vice presidents and a treasurer. These officers, together with the immediate past chairman, constitute the Executive Committee. The Board elects a president to serve as chief operating officer of the Washington, D.C.-based staff and headquarters office.

The 2014 AFPM Executive Committee following this year’s Annual Meeting is as follows:

Board of Directors

Ex-Officio Directors

International Members

Associate Members

Advocacy and Safety Programs


AFPM’s Advocacy group combines the Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Communications and Outreach Departments to work together to inform, educate and advocate to external audiences on behalf of AFPM members.

The Government Relations Department communicates with members of Congress and their staffs.

The Regulatory Affairs Department represents AFPM member interests before federal regulatory agencies and the Executive branch.

The Legal Department provides support to all AFPM advocacy activities and advances AFPM’s advocacy agenda through the federal and state courts.

The Communications Department works with the news media to publicize AFPM positions and activities, writes material for AFPM’s website and produces other written material about AFPM.

The Outreach Department works with AFPM members and their employees, along with groups and individuals around the country that support and want to advocate AFPM’s positions to government officials at the local, state and federal levels.

Safety Programs

AFPM’s comprehensive safety programs are focused on promoting occupational and process safety incident prevention in the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries.

Advancing Process Safety

In 2012, we launched new programs to advance process safety improvements by providing industry with more opportunities to communicate and share experiences and knowledge — vital components of our collective goal to improve process safety performance. Information on the programs is located at www.afpm.org/Safety-Programs or contact Lara Swett at lswett@afpm.org.

Safety Statistics

For more than 30 years, AFPM has collected occupational injury and illness data from our members’ facilities in order to compile the AFPM Survey of Occupational Injuries & Illnesses. In 2011, AFPM began collecting facility data on Tier 1 and Tier 2 Process Safety Events to drive process safety performance improvements. This data is compiled into an annual AFPM Process Safety Event Statistics Report. Companies utilize the aggregated data in these reports as a vital tool in benchmarking their performance in both occupational and process safety.

Awards & Recognition

The AFPM Safety Awards Program honors member companies whose facility operations and contractors meet a level of excellence based on records kept for employees in accordance with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) record keeping requirements and ANSI/API RP 754 Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries.

The Distinguished Safety Award is presented each year to the facility or facilities that have attained a superior safety performance throughout the year and shown continuous improvement from previous years. This award, along with the others, is presented during the Safety Award Celebration held in conjunction with the National Occupational and Process Safety Conference each spring.

For more information or questions concerning the Safety Statistics, Awards Program or the National Occupational and Process Safety Conference, please visit the AFPM website at www.afpm.org/Safety-Programs  or contact Anna Scherer at ascherer@afpm.org.


AFPM publications inform our members about industry statistics, technical innovations, environment and safety developments, security and many other relevant issues.

AFPM’s online store allows you to search technical papers and reports by keyword, author, and/or meeting and directly download to your computer. Learn more at www.afpm.org/publications.

Newsletters and General Publications


Injuries & Illnesses

Subscription Publications

The AFPM Petrochemical Programs has a new, secure online data portal to give all survey participants and subscribers a centralized site for submitting, viewing and analyzing the statistics reports that can be accessed from anywhere at any time. To view the Petrochemical Statistics Publications listing, visit http://afpm.org/petrochemical-statistics

Technical Papers



AFPM is widely recognized for organizing national conferences and meetings held annually that are devoted to examining the critical issues facing fuel and petrochemical manufacturers. These comprehensive, information packed meetings offer a wide array of opportunities for member participation from all levels of company personnel.

In addition to the annual line-up of conferences, AFPM periodically hosts meetings on timely topics, alone or in conjunction with government agencies, other trade associations and industry groups.

Each meeting focuses on a different discipline and is organized around general sessions, panel discussions, workshops, roundtable discussions, vendor exhibitions and numerous networking activities.

At the meetings, critical information and industry practices are exchanged to help members meet the challenges of modern business. Specific program information on AFPM’s meetings may be found at www.afpm.org/meetings.

Standing Committees

The AFPM Board of Directors relies on the counsel and support of experts among its membership to accomplish specific Association functions and plan for the Association’s future. There are 20 standing committees that serve to assist the Board in achieving AFPM’s goals.

Please visit the AFPM website for a complete description of all committees and their rosters at www.afpm.org/committees.



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The vast majority of American petroleum refiners and petrochemical manufacturers, along with hundreds of industry service companies, are currently members of AFPM.

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