For Immediate Release: Contact: Nicolette Nye
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 (202) 347-6900
Luke Johnson Joins National Ocean Industries Association Staff
WASHINGTON, DC – Luke Johnson has joined the staff of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), where he will direct legislative and regulatory affairs. Johnson brings a strong background in regulatory analysis and strategic legislative planning and execution.
“Luke Johnson’s knowledge of oil and gas issues coupled with his Capitol Hill experience make him a great fit for NOIA,” said NOIA president Randall Luthi.
Johnson most recently served as Senior Policy Advisor in the office of former Senator Robert F. Bennett (R-UT), where he handled comprehensive energy and environmental issues. He has also held senior executive positions in the Department of the Interior, including Deputy Director, Programs and Policy at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Chief of Staff to the Director of BLM, and Chief of Congressional and Legislative Affairs at the Bureau of Reclamation. Earlier in his career, Johnson served as professional staff for the House Committee on Natural Resources and was a legislative assistant to former Congressman James V. Hansen (R-UT).
Johnson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.
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. The NOIA membership comprises more than 275 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine, land and air transport, warehousing and logistics to offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance.