Fred H. Hutchison is President & CEO of LNG Allies a nonprofit organization working to expedite and maximize LNG exports to create U.S. jobs and economic growth, enhance the energy security of America’s allies, and improve human and environmental conditions worldwide. An advocate, communicator, and entrepreneur, Fred has been a government and public relations generalist for more than four decades and is a trusted adviser to private and public sector leaders worldwide. He was formerly a legislative assistant for energy and natural resources for U.S. Sen. Frank Church and earned a B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an elected member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the professional association of independent nonfiction writers.
Douglas C. Hengel is Senior Consultant to LNG Allies, Senior Fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States, and an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. A former U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Doug was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. embassies in Rome and Bratislava, and also served at the U.S. missions in the Czech Republic, Peru, and Venezuela. In Washington, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy, Sanctions, and Commodities from 2007 to 2010, where his responsibilities included formulating and advancing U.S. international energy security policy, including relations with the International Energy Agency in Paris. Doug has a B.A. from Colgate University and a M.A. in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.
Kristi W. Nelson serves as the Communications Director of LNG Allies and is President of BDS Communications. A seasoned communications professional, Kristi’s expertise includes media relations, reputation management, advocacy and coalition building, and crisis management. Previously, she was Vice President for Industry and Public Affairs at Chief Oil & Gas, Vice President for Communications and Brand Management for Chase, and principal of two independent communications firms, Gittins & Granado and the Gittins Group. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Texas Tech University
P. Welles Orr is Senior International Trade Advisor at Miller & Chevalier Chartered and Senior Consultant to LNG Allies. Welles was formerly the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs in the Executive Office of the President and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. He earned a M.A. in International Security Studies and Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. from Denison University. He also earned a certificate in International Studies from Warnborough College, Oxford.