Ms. Beal is Vice President of Environment and Construction Policy for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) in Washington, DC. INGAA represents virtually all of the interstate natural gas transmission pipeline companies operating in the U.S., as well as comparable companies in Canada and Mexico. Its members transport over 95 percent of the nation's natural gas through a network of 220,000 miles of pipelines.
Ms. Beal has been with INGAA for 16 years and currently manages the environmental and construction policy agenda for the interstate natural gas pipeline industry. As staff to the INGAA Foundation, the research arm of INGAA, Ms. Beal manages many of the environmental and construction related research programs. Ms. Beal has nearly 25 years of environmental policy experience; specializing in the areas of climate change, air emissions, clean water, transportation and waste management. She also manages Right-of-way management, stakeholder communications, Native American issues, and intergovernmental coordination for INGAA.
Ms. Beal is an active member of the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment and the American Association of Blacks in Energy where she is Vice Chair of the DC Chapter and Chair of the Youth Scholarship and Mentoring program. In addition, she sits on the advisory board of the EnvironMentors project, a national environment-based mentoring program aimed at preparing high school students for college programs and careers in science and environmental professions.
Prior to joining INGAA, Ms. Beal served as manager of transportation and safety for the Hazardous Waste Management Association (HWMA) where she directed the environmental, health and safety program for the hazardous waste transportation industry. Ms. Beal has also worked for the American Trucking Associations where she managed environmental issues for the truck transportation industry.
A native New Yorker, Ms. Beal holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s of Science in marine and environmental science from Hampton University.