America's Natural Gas Alliance Names Michelle Bloodworth to Lead its Business-to-Business Efforts

Jun 30, 2010, 13:23 ET from America's Natural Gas Alliance

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) has named Michelle Bloodworth to be its Vice President of Business Development. The 22-year natural gas industry veteran will start with ANGA on July 1.

Bloodworth joins ANGA as the association seeks to develop key relationships to raise awareness of North American natural gas, which thanks to recent shale play discoveries, can fuel our nation for generations to come. She will be charged with working with utilities, regulators and other business-to-business stakeholders to communicate the economic and environmental benefits of increased natural gas use for clean, efficient power generation.

"Michelle's breadth of industry experience across the board, including strategic planning, power generation, and government relations, and her technical work in the industry, makes her a perfect fit for this position," said ANGA President and CEO Regina Hopper.  "Her experience with ANGA and the industry will be a great asset in driving awareness of natural gas throughout the market for increased use of clean, efficient power generation."

Bloodworth was hired after working as a consultant developing ANGA's business-to-business natural gas demand efforts. Prior to her consulting stint, she worked for over 20 years at Energen's Alabama Gas Corp., where she served as Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Communications. There she oversaw power generation, distributed generation, and end-use customer markets.

"When used in power generation, natural gas provides the United States with the option for a cleaner, more efficient power source," Bloodworth said. "By increasing our use of clean, abundant and American natural gas—for power generation, transportation and industrial use—we can propel the United States into a clean and secure energy future."

Bloodworth was an officer and founding board member of the Council for Responsible Energy and served on the boards of the Energy Solutions Center, NGVAmerica and the Gas Technology Institute's Utilization Technology Development Program.  She has been active on committees of the American Gas Association, the Southern Gas Association and the Southeastern Energy Society. Bloodworth earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University.

America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) represents 34 of North America's leading independent natural gas exploration and production companies. ANGA members are dedicated to increasing the appreciation of the environmental, economic and national security benefits of clean, abundant, North American natural gas. Learn more about ANGA at

SOURCE America's Natural Gas Alliance