Nov 14, 2011 Matthew Kellogg Joins IPAA as Manager of Government Relations
Washington DC – The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) today announced the addition of Matthew Kellogg as the newest member of the IPAA government relations staff. Kellogg formerly worked as a legislative assistant for U.S. Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY-29) in Washington, D.C.
“Matt’s legislative background in energy policy, particularly as the head staffer of the Marcellus Shale Caucus, will provide a unique perspective on the industry’s public policy challenges,” IPAA President and CEO Barry Russell said. “His legal background in energy taxes will certainly be an invaluable asset to our association as it promotes responsible development of the America’s oil and natural gas resources.”
Before joining the association, Kellogg worked as a legislative assistant for Republican Congressman Tom Reed of New York, specifically responsible for tax and energy tax policy on the House Ways and Means Committee. As the lead staff member for the Marcellus Shale Caucus, Kellogg was responsible for building industry coalitions in New York state, organizing briefings, and educating U.S. legislators on the economic benefits of developing the Marcellus shale’s natural resources.
Previously, Kellogg worked at the New York State Assembly Minority Counsel’s Office in Albany, where he researched legislation and agency regulations regarding the moratorium on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in New York State.
At IPAA, Kellogg will be primarily responsible for the legislative and regulatory issues surrounding Marcellus Shale development. He will also serve as a legal advisor on environment and tax policy.
Kellogg holds a J.D. from Albany Law School and is a member of the New York State Bar.