Dave McCurdy

President & CEO
American Gas Association

Dave McCurdy joined the American Gas Association (AGA) as president and CEO in February of 2011. Founded in 1918, AGA represents more than 200 local energy utility companies that deliver natural gas to 175 million Americans nationwide.  

McCurdy joined AGA after serving for four years as president and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance). He led the Alliance during a period of unprecedented economic, environmental and regulatory challenges for the auto industry. During his tenure, the Alliance recorded significant achievements and McCurdy was instrumental in developing the historic agreement between automakers and the Obama administration establishing the national program to increase fuel economy by 40 percent and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2016. 

Prior to his work at the Alliance, McCurdy served for eight years as president and CEO of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), where he helped promote the market development and competitiveness of the U.S. high-tech industry by crafting both domestic and international programs and policies for EIA’s nearly 1,300 member companies. 

Before his tenure at EIA, McCurdy had a distinguished career in Congress, spending 14 years (1981-1995) in the House of Representatives as the Member from the Fourth Congressional District of Oklahoma. He attained numerous leadership positions, including Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. As chairman and CEO of the McCurdy Group, L.L.C., he also led a successful business consulting and investment practice. 

Dave McCurdy was appointed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to the Defense Policy Board and served on the board from 2008-2011 in both the Bush and Obama administrations.  He currently serves on a number of not-for-profit boards including: the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis, The Center for Naval Analysis, The Center for Energy Workforce Development, the Alliance to Save Energy, LMI (Logistics Management Institute), the Economic Club and the United States Energy Association. 

In 2011, McCurdy co-founded the Coalition for a Fiscally Sound America, a bi-partisan group organized to make more Americans aware of the scope and depth of the nation's fiscal dilemma and help them better understand the causes, effects and potential solutions. CFSA seeks to motivate Americans to take action and communicate with their elected officials to enact both spending and tax reform sufficient to stabilize our national debt, revive our economy and return prosperity to America. (info@fiscallysoundamerica.com)

McCurdy is a 1972 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and received his J.D. in 1975 from Oklahoma Law School. As a Rotary International Graduate Fellow, he studied international economics at Edinburgh University, Scotland. He also held a commission in the United States Air Force Reserve, attaining the rank of major and serving as a Judge Advocate General (JAG). 

McCurdy and his wife, Dr. Pam McCurdy, a physician specializing in child psychiatry, live in McLean, VA. They have three grown children, Josh, Cydney and Shannon and two sons-in-law.