Dave is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the APGA Research Foundation, as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the APGA. Dave Schryver became American Public Gas Association's President and CEO on January 1, 2020. Dave has been with APGA since 2004 and was serving as APGA's Executive Vice President since 2006. In this role, Dave oversaw many of APGA’s legislative and regulatory activities and its staff in advocating for its more than 700 publicly- and community-owned natural gas utility members. Dave has testified in front of Congress, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service.
Before joining APGA, Dave worked for the American Public Power Association (APPA) as a Senior Government Relations Representative where he represented the APPA’s interests before Congress and was the staff liaison for APPA's Policy Makers Council which is made up of elected and appointed officials from public power communities. Dave also managed the Government Affairs Department for Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU), a publicly-owned utility that provides electricity, natural gas, water, and wastewater services to over 600,000 customers in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado. Dave also served on the Board of the National Water Resources Association during his time at CSU. At CSU, Dave saw firsthand the many benefits provided by having a publicly-owned utility within the community.
Earlier, Dave worked on Capitol Hill for seven years for Senator John Breaux (D-Louisiana). In this role, he advised the Senator on regulatory and legislative issues related to energy and the environment.
Dave is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with degrees in history and political science. Keeping up to date with the best managerial and operating practices for association professionals, Dave earned the American Society of Association Executives's (ASAE) Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. He has also received the Institute of Organization Management's (IOM) graduate recognition after completing their four-year comprehensive course.
Dave is married with two children. He enjoys playing and coaching ice hockey.