American Petroleum Institute
Senior Vice President of Policy, Economics, and Regulatory Affairs
Frank J. Macchiarola is Senior Vice President of Policy, Economics, and Regulatory Affairs at the American Petroleum Institute (API). In this role, he leads API’s public policy departments, oversees the organization’s economics, research, and regulatory functions, and serves as a member of API’s management team. Prior to joining API in 2016, Frank was Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), where he led federal and state government relations and was responsible for integrating the organization’s advocacy efforts. From 2004 to 2013, Frank served in several senior staff positions in the United States Senate including: Staff Director, Minority Staff Director and Counsel for the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Minority Staff Director of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. He was previously a partner in the policy resolution group of Bracewell LLP and began his career as an associate at Tannenbaum, Helpern, Syracuse, and Hirschtritt LLP. Frank is an associate member of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee. He also serves on the board of directors of the National Brain Tumor Society. In 2022, he was named by Washingtonian as one of the 500 most influential people shaping policy. Frank earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, M.P.Aff. from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, and A.B. in History from College of the Holy Cross.