June 12, 2017
The INGAA Foundation announced that industry veteran Jason M. Goldstein will formally assume the role of executive director of the organization, upon the August 31 retirement of Richard Hoffmann.
Goldstein joined the Foundation staff in June to work with Hoffmann and the Foundation team to create a smooth transition. As executive director, Goldstein will be responsible for managing the Foundation’s technical and economic studies, implementing its strategic plan and overseeing the planning and studies development process. He also will manage the Foundation’s meetings and workshops.
Goldstein has worked in the environmental and natural gas industries since 1993. Prior to joining the Foundation, Goldstein held a variety of positions, including managing partner, chief operating officer, vice president, project manager, environmental inspector and field technician. He has worked with large consulting firms, pipeline operators and private developers of natural gas assets.
“I’m handing off the reins to a very talented and qualified person,” said Hoffmann, who will retire after 10 years as executive director of the Foundation and a distinguished 34-year career at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “I’m looking forward to working with Jason over the next three months to ensure a seamless transition.”
“We thank Rich for his exemplary service to the INGAA Foundation,” said INGAA Foundation Chairman Tom Hutchins. “Rich has guided the Foundation over a period of remarkable growth and change. During his tenure, the Foundation has become a leading voice for pipeline and construction safety and quality. We look forward to the Foundation’s continued success with Jason at the helm.”
Goldstein holds an MBA in finance and business law from Stern School of Business at New York University, an MS in environmental science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse and a BS in biology from Keene State.
Formed in 1990 by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the INGAA Foundation works to advance the use of natural gas for the benefit of the environment and the consuming public. The Foundation completes many reports and studies each year and establishes safety guidelines for pipeline construction, operation and employee safety. For more information, please visit www.ingaa.org/foundation.