NGVAmerica has appointed Daniel Gage its new president, succeeding Matthew Godlewski, who recently joined Ford Motor Co.
Gage comes to NGVAmerica from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, where he served as senior director of communications and public affairs starting in 2011.
“Dan’s deep experience in moving positive initiatives through a variety of channels will be critical as NGVAmerica continues to push for policies that make natural gas fuel more available to the transportation market,” comments Mitchell Pratt, chairman of NGVAmerica, in a release from the group. “As alternative fuels grab more and more headlines about their potential, it is imperative that our industry communicates the many ways natural gas is the superior choice for fleets that are looking to make a positive impact on the environment and to save money today and into the future.”
Gage will begin at NGVAmerica in mid-September. He holds more than 20 years of experience in government and community relations and public affairs, according to the group.
Prior to joining the alliance, Gage was a senior staff member in the Washington office of the American Academy of Pediatrics and served as vice president of government relations for JA Green & Co., a boutique Washington firm providing solutions for the U.S. industrial base. His background includes a decade of congressional experience as chief of staff, legislative director and communications director for former House Appropriations Cardinal Jim Walsh (N.Y.) and as director of public affairs for the City of Syracuse, N.Y., under then Mayor and later HUD Deputy Secretary Roy A. Bernardi.
Gage began his public service career as a White House intern in the George H.W. Bush administration under then Chief Speechwriter Tony Snow. A native Upstate New Yorker, Gage is an undergraduate of the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
“It’s a defining moment for natural gas in transportation,” says Gage, “and I am honored to lead a talented group of professionals dedicated to advancing cleaner air through the expanded use of natural gas innovation.”