EnergizeND! Offshore Energy


Location: Zoom



Erik Milito is the president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), representing the interests of the offshore oil and gas and wind industries. Erik serves as the leader, voice, and advocate for a 120-member organization that represents the offshore energy industry before Congress, the Executive Branch, and the media. Erik and the organization focus on strategic outcomes that serve to promote the industry as an innovator, problem-solver, and preferred investment choice.

Erik arrived at NOIA in November 2019 after serving for 17 years at the American Petroleum Institute (API), including roles as Vice President, Upstream and Industry Operations, as well as Managing Counsel.

Through his leadership roles at trade associations in Washington, D.C., Erik has gained extensive experience in implementing strategic outreach and public relations platforms for high profile issues on behalf of the energy industry. He is a spokesperson and lobbyist for the industry, testifying before Congress and appearing on major news outlets on key energy issues on numerous occasions.

From 2000 to 2002, Erik served as an 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 2000-2004, before resigning at the rank of Major. Erik received the Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal for his service. He holds a Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Erik is originally from Natrona, Pennsylvania, and he and his wife Beth now live in Alexandria, VA with their four children, Will, Helen, Evie, and Jake.

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