Erik Milito Becomes NOIA President

Veteran energy industry association executive Erik Milito has been named the new president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and will take the helm of the offshore energy association effective November 1, 2019.

Milito has extensive experience in implementing strategic outreach and public relations platforms for high-profile issues on behalf of the energy industry. He is a seasoned spokesperson and lobbyist, testifying before Congress on key energy issues on numerous occasions. 

Milito comes to NOIA from the American Petroleum Institute (API), where he served for the past 17 years, most recently as vice president of upstream and industry operations, covering regulatory, legislative and technical matters related to U.S. oil and natural gas exploration and production. He previously served as managing counsel at API, covering a wide range of legal issues. From 2000 to 2002, Milito served as a career attorney in the Solicitor’s Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a judge advocate from 1995 to 2000 and in the U.S. Army Reserve from 2000 to 2004, before resigning at the rank of major. Milito holds a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Notre Dame. 

Former NOIA President Randall Luthi served for nearly a decade before departing in July 2019 to be the chief energy adviser to the governor of Wyoming.  

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