The American Public Gas Association (APGA) created the SIF in 2004, the same year Bert Kalisch became the President and CEO of the American Public Gas Association. APGA resources are focused on its advocacy efforts in Congress and at the federal regulatory agencies, growing membership, and enhancing communications and information exchange between and among members and policymakers. APGA membership now stands at more than 725.
Prior to joining APGA in 1999, Bert worked on numerous energy policy issues including market transparency, gas supply, pipeline safety, energy efficiency, and other matters relating to the natural gas industry.
Before entering into the energy industry, Bert practiced law in Northern Virginia. He received a law degree from George Mason University, a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, and baccalaureate degrees in General Science and Environmental Studies from Coe College. He also holds both the Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Institute for Organization Management (IOM) designations.
Bert lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife Eleni.