AXPC Adds EHS Regulatory Policy Expert Wendy Kirchoff to Leadership Team

WASHINGTON – AXPC announced today that Wendy Kirchoff will be joining the association’s leadership team as Vice President, Regulatory Policy.  An industry expert with both government and private sector regulatory, policy analysis, and advocacy experience, Wendy Kirchoff will lead AXPC’s environmental, health, safety, ESG, and regulatory advocacy on behalf of independent onshore producers of U.S. oil and natural gas.

“Wendy is well-known across the oil and natural gas industry for her knowledge, leadership, and commitment to the safety and environmental stewardship of the American oil and gas industry.  We are excited to have her on board and remain dedicated to the success of our industry’s efforts to collaborate with government partners and other stakeholders to drive solutions to our nation’s most pressing concerns,” said AXPC CEO Anne Bradbury.

Ms. Kirchoff joins AXPC from Chevron Corporation, where she worked to shepherd the integration of Chevron’s Operational Excellence culture and the Operational Excellence Management System (OEMS) into Noble Midstream Partners (NBLX), a recently acquired subsidiary, as well as providing NBLX stakeholder engagement and issues management support.

Previously, Ms. Kirchoff worked eight years for Noble Energy, Inc, a U.S. independent oil and natural gas producer, where she managed a team providing regulatory policy analysis and advocacy for Noble’s U.S. business and Environmental, Health, Safety, and Regulatory (EHSR) support for domestic and international New Ventures and Exploration.   As part of Noble’s EHSR leadership team, she supported the departments’ vision and strategy and was responsible for identifying changing public policies related to state and federal environmental and safety regulations.  Ms. Kirchoff provided strategic planning and engagement with policymakers to facilitate Noble’s interests and commitment to Energizing the World, Bettering People’s Lives.  Over nearly a decade at Noble, she directly supported Noble’s business in Texas, Gulf of Mexico, Midstream, Marcellus, and in Colorado related to the EHSR policy landscape.  She also advised on federal issues, advocating with federal agencies, and holding key industry leadership roles in Noble’s trade association memberships and industry organizations.

Ms. Kirchoff began her policy career in Washington D.C. working seven years as legislative staff in the U.S. Congress, most recently as the Legislative Director for Congressman Dan Boren (D-OK), followed by two years advocating for the industry as the Director for Federal and Legislative Affairs at the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA).  She sits on the board of the Groundwater Research and Education Foundation with the Ground Water Protection Council and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science at Texas A&M University.

About the American Exploration and Production Council:
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