Prior to joining the US Oil & Gas Association, Mr. Modiano served as Deputy Director of the Minerals Management Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Mr. Modiano also served as an Office Director Oil Policy in the U.S. Department of Energy. His prior experience includes positions with the American Petroleum Institute, International Energy Agency, and Federal Energy Administration and as an energy legislative assistant to Senator Howard Metzenbaum.
Mr. Modiano received several awards and commendations while serving at the Department of the Interior, including the Secretary’s Silver Medal.
Mr. Modiano has served on the Secretary of the Interior’s Royalty Policy Advisory Committee and the Secretary of Energy’s Ultra-Deepwater OCS Advisory Committee.
Mr. Modiano’s publications include Energy Data of Developing Countries for IEA and “Energy Conservation in US Refineries” in Hydrocarbon Processing. For several years he penned a monthly “Washington Report “ in publication published by and for the Texas oil and gas industry.
Mr. Modiano graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Cum Laude from Hobart College. He was a Hillman Fellow at the University of Chicago and also attended Harvard University.