Edwards, Martin E.
Martin E. Edwards
Vice President, Legislative Affairs Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

Mr. Edwards has been part of the INGAA staff since 1995 and is currently Vice President Legislative Affairs.

Mr. Edwards began his career as a staffer on Capitol Hill.  From 1987 through 1995, he held various positions in the office of U.S. Representative Ralph M. Hall, ending as the Congressman’s Legislative Director.  Mr. Edwards was principally involved in Rep. Hall’s assignment to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he handled legislation relating to telecommunications, finance, foreign trade and energy policy.  Mr. Edwards worked on such legislative initiatives as the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and the Cable Television Act of 1992. 

In 1995, Mr. Edwards joined INGAA as Director of Legislative Affairs.  In 2002, he became Vice President of Legislative Affairs.  During his tenure at INGAA, he has worked on the Pipeline Safety Act of 1996, the One-Call Notification Act of 1998, the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the PIPES Act of 2016, and various bills to improve the pipeline permitting process.  He also serves as the Treasurer of the INGAA PAC.  Edwards has been named by The Hill newspaper as a “Top Lobbyist” for each year from 2004 to 2017.

Mr. Edwards received his BBA from the George Washington University in 1987.  He is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. 

Mr. Edwards is married and has two children.