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Amanda Eversole serves as executive vice president and COO, leading API’s day-to-day work and driving strategy for the natural gas and oil industry. Editor’s note: API named Eversole executive vice president and chief advocacy officer on June 9.

Eversole previously served as managing director and head of public affairs at JPMorgan Chase & Co., overseeing strategic communications, civic engagement and strategy for the corporate responsibility team. Prior to her time at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Eversole spent 13 years at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., leading a range of advocacy and educational programs from tech to financial markets as well as serving as chief of staff. She is currently on the board of directors of Our Energy Policy.

Originally from Atlanta, Ga., Eversole now lives in Virginia with her husband and two daughters. Her hobbies include being an active parent and volunteer at her daughter’s school, particularly in the library; an enthusiastic runner who appreciates firsthand connection between mind and body wellness; and she loves being out in the country.

She received her bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary and her master’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Entering the industry

“Throughout my life, I’ve had a strong belief in service and finding ways to make a difference. When presented with the opportunity to join the industry, I saw a chance to be part of solving the climate challenge while ensuring that energy continues to support all aspects of modern life. I have always been a problem-solver and am so proud to be part of this industry.”

Facing challenges

“I’m an optimist and believe that I was given a voice to impact positive change. I have always been someone who runs to a problem with a solutions orientation, and that has landed me in some interesting places. Of course, surrounding myself with talented people and listening always serves me well.”

Formative experiences

“I’ve been blessed to work for and with a wide range of talented professionals in the public and private sectors. I’ve learned most in times of crisis—from the financial crisis to the pandemic to the geopolitically induced energy crisis. You can plan for the future, but times of stress test people, their character and how the culture of an organization impacts the behavior of its employees. I study and solicit the wisdom of others who have been through challenging situations to try to prepare for what’s ahead.”

Innovative industry

“U.S. natural gas and oil companies are addressing what we call the dual challenge: increasing energy use for a growing world population while working to reduce emissions. At first glance, these goals seem irreconcilable. But once one examines the facts, this is exactly what has been going on with natural gas and oil production since the shale revolution: more energy and less emissions due to constant innovation. This industry touches nearly every other industry in creating their materials and reliably transporting their goods. It is filled to the brim with innovative problem-solvers always looking around the corner to the next big challenge.”


  1. Our family survived virtual kindergarten in the pandemic, and I still consider it one of our biggest accomplishments!

  2. I am a loyal fan of the University of Georgia Bulldogs. I was thrilled to see them win the national championship this year—it was a long time coming.

  3. I love building and fixing things. My husband and I renovated our first home largely ourselves. 

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