RNG Coalition welcomes federal affairs manager

By Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas | August 17, 2017

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas is pleased to introduce and announce Sanjay Srikantiah to our members and the RNG industry as the RNG Coalition's new federal affairs manager in Washington, D.C.

The addition of Srikantiah will further strengthen the RNG Coalition's advocacy and education efforts on behalf of the North American RNG industry in Washington, D.C., and the Atlantic Coast Region.

"We are thrilled to have Sanjay join the RNG Coalition team. After a competitive process with many qualified candidates, his experience in the U.S. Capitol stood out," commented Johannes Escudero, CEO and executive director of the RNG Coalition. "Sanjay's understanding of the legislative and regulatory landscapes in Washington and his relationships will immediately benefit the RNG industry."

Before joining the RNG Coalition, Srikantiah worked in a variety of strategic planning and budgeting roles at the U.S. State Department from 2009-2015, supporting work in the Bureau of Energy Resources and the Bureau of Resource Management, among others. He was deeply involved in the federal budget process, working closely with Congress and the White House Office of Management of Budget, and keeping the State Department abreast of the federal appropriations process.

Prior to working at State, Srikantiah served as a fellow in the Emerging Markets Development Advisors Program, a cooperative effort between USAID, the Institute of International Education, and the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance. Through EMDAP, Sanjay provided technical assistance and support to the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan, buttressing its advocacy efforts with key officials and agencies in the U.S. and Kazakhstan Governments, and International Financial Institutions. His work culminated in launching a bilateral economic reform initiative between the two governments that continues today.

Sanjay received his master of business administration from the University of Maryland and his master of arts in international affairs with a focus on International Energy Policy from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. He is a returned Peace Corps volunteer and maintains fluency in Russian.

RNG Coalition members and industry stakeholders will have the opportunity to meet Srikantiah at our RNG 2017 Conference, Nov. 27-30, if not before. In the meantime, please join us in welcoming Srikantiah to the RNG Coalition.