President & CEO, Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA)
Dena E. Wiggins is President and CEO of the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA), representing major integrated and independent natural gas producers in the U.S. She joined NGSA in 2014.
As President of NGSA, Wiggins leads the association’s efforts to encourage the supply and use of natural gas. She promotes the benefits of competitive markets to ensure reliable and efficient supply, transportation and delivery of natural gas.
In 2015, Wiggins was invited to represent NGSA on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee, which advises the CFTC on preserving market integrity and competition in energy futures markets, among other issues.
Previous to NGSA, she was a partner at the firm of Ballard Spahr and served as General Counsel to the Process Gas Consumers Group, a trade association of industrial natural gas consumers. Wiggins has over 25 years of experience representing energy clients, with a focus on federal regulatory matters including natural gas transportation and storage. She has been regularly recognized by her peers as among the top energy lawyers in Washington, D.C. and in the United States, by Chambers, The Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers.
Wiggins has been involved in all of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s significant natural gas rulemakings in the past 20 years, including the restructuring of the natural gas industry through Order Nos. 436, 636, and 637. She also has been involved in high-profile legislation such as the Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005, the decontrol of wellhead prices of natural gas, and the repeal of the Fuel Use Act.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.