President and Chief Executive Officer, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA)
Don F. Santa, Jr. is the President and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), the North American association representing the interstate and interprovincial natural gas pipeline industry. Mr. Santa brings an extensive background in government and in the energy industry to his position at INGAA. He served as majority counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources from 1989-1993, where he worked on enactment of the Natural Gas Wellhead Decontrol Act of 1989 and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Mr. Santa was nominated in 1993 be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he served until 1997. During his tenure as a commissioner, he worked on major FERC initiatives including Order No. 888 (open access rule for electric transmission) and implementation of Order No. 636 (the rule restructuring natural gas pipeline services).