For Immediate Release: Monday, June 19, 2017
Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Charters Joins National Ocean Industries Association Staff
Washington, D.C. – Tim Charters today joined the staff of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) as Senior Director of Governmental and Political Affairs. He comes to NOIA from the National Stripper Well Association (NSWA) where he represented over 18,000 small business men and women in America’s upstream energy industry as Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs.
“I am very pleased to welcome Tim as the newest member of the NOIA staff. His experience representing the energy industry while at NWSA coupled with his extensive Congressional experience focusing on offshore energy and natural resources issues make him an excellent fit for NOIA and will serve our member companies well,” said NOIA President Randall Luthi.
Charters brings nearly 20 years of Congressional experience to NOIA. From 2008-2015, he served as Staff Director of the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee under Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA). During his tenure, the Committee focused on upstream oil and natural gas legislation, and Charters worked closely with Committee Leadership, House Leadership and the Senate to craft multiple bipartisan successes including authoring the legislation enacting the U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Agreement, leading House passage of legislation enacting revenue sharing for outer continental shelf (OCS) revenues, and directing the Secretary of the Interior to lease the OCS areas with the greatest known resources. In addition, Charters served as Director of Policy Coordination for the full Natural Resources Committee.
From 2006 to 2008, Charters served as Legislative Director to Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM), a former oil and gas service company owner and senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and Chairman of the Western Caucus. Prior to that, Charters owned and operated his own lobbying company, Charters and Company, and before that served nearly ten years for multiple members of the California Delegation.
NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf. NOIA’s mission is to secure reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for the companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The NOIA membership comprises about 300 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance, and renewable energy.