For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Contact: Robert Myers, (202) 465-8464, firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Bel Joins National Ocean Industries Association Staff
Washington, D.C. – Megan Bel has joined the staff of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) as Senior Director, Government & Political Affairs. She comes to NOIA from the Office of Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) where she served as Legislative Director since 2008. She also recently served as Deputy Director of the Republican Study Committee.
“Megan is a great addition to the NOIA staff and its members. Her Hill and legislative experience is unparalleled. In addition, her long time association with the Gulf of Mexico and the offshore energy industry will serve the members of NOIA well. I am excited to have her aboard,” said NOIA President Randall Luthi.
Bel staffed Congressman Scalise’s House Energy and Commerce Committee work from 2009-2013 and his House Natural Resources Committee work in 2008. She also advised the Congressman in his roles on the Gulf Coast Caucus, Western Caucus, House Energy Action Team and the Natural Gas Caucus. During and after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Bel led briefings for congressional staff and assisted House Republican leadership with messaging on the harmful effects of post spill regulations, permitting delays and the deepwater drilling moratorium. In 2008 Bel was a field director and policy advisor on the Scalise for Congress Congressional Campaign.
Earlier in her career, Bel was Legislative Assistant and Press Secretary for Congressman Richard Baker (R-LA) (2006-2008) and a policy analyst in the office of Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco (2004-2006).
Bel earned a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
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 more than 275 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.