RNG Coalition welcomes Nina Kapoor as Manager of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs

July 12, 2017. The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) names Ms. Nina Kapoor as the RNG Coalition's Manager of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs in Sacramento, California.

   The addition of Ms. Kapoor will further bolster the RNG Coalition's advocacy and education efforts on behalf of the North American RNG industry in California and on the West Coast. "After a highly competitive and deliberate process, we are thrilled to have Nina join our team," commented Johannes Escudero, CEO & Executive Director of the RNG Coalition. "The RNG Coalition will immediately benefit from her extensive lobbying experience, relationships and understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes in California."

   Before joining the RNG Coalition, Ms. Kapoor provided strategic planning and public affairs consulting as Principal of Kapoor Consulting, to support the domestic and international business interests of the firm's energy and environmental clients.

   Prior to that she served as Vice President of Legislative Affairs at the California Forestry Association (CFA), the statewide trade association that represents California’s forestry sector. At CFA, Ms. Kapoor was responsible for developing and implementing all legislative affairs, including advocacy before the Legislature in California and Congress in Washington, DC. She was instrumental in leading key stakeholder coalitions and coordinating strategic media campaigns for the association.

   She also previously represented a number of high-profile energy and transportation clients at KP Public Affairs, a well-respected lobbying firm in Sacramento. Before transitioning to the private sector, she worked in the California State Capitol as a Senate Fellow and as legislative staff to prominent members of the State Senate and the Assembly, including the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce.

   Ms. Kapoor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics with Highest Distinction from University of California, San Diego. She lives in Sacramento, where she enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking and spending time with her mother and extended family.