A.B., Duke; J.D., Columbia
Mr. Santa was most recently the President and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), the association representing the interstate and interprovincial natural gas pipeline industry, a position from which he retired in 2020. Earlier in his career, he served as majority counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources from 1989-1993, where he worked on enactment of the Natural Gas Wellhead Decontrol Act of 1989 and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Mr. Santa was nominated in 1993 be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he served until 1997. During his tenure as a commissioner, he worked on major FERC initiatives including Order No. 888 (open access rule for electric transmission) and implementation of Order No. 636 (the rule restructuring natural gas pipeline services). Upon leaving the government, Mr. Santa joined LG&E Energy Corp in Louisville, KY, where he served as Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning from 1997-2001. Immediately prior to joining INGAA, he was a partner in the Washington, DC office of the Troutman Sanders LLP where he was a member of the law firm’s federal regulatory practice group. Mr. Santa received his JD Degree from Columbia Law School and his AB Degree from Duke University.