INGAA Foundation Executive Director Richard Hoffmann said he plans to retire in August 2017, nearly 10 years after he took the helm of the foundation affiliated with the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America. Hoffmann, who previously had a 34-year career at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, culminating as the director of the Office of Energy Project's division of gas, environment and engineering, said he plans to spend more time with his family. He will depart after the foundation's summer planning and strategy meeting. The foundation brings together natural gas pipeline companies, construction companies, engineering firms, pipe and compressor manufacturers, accounting firms, companies providing information technology services and other suppliers of goods and services to the pipeline industry. In 2008, when Hoffmann started as executive director, the foundation had 105 members; today it boasts more than 200.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Norman Bay announced the appointment Tuesday of Jennifer M. Long as a FERC administrative law judge (ALJ). Long has served as an ALJ in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review at the Social Security Administration since 2012. Prior to that, she was a principal ALJ in the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings, served as a commissioner on the District of Columbia Rental Housing Commission, and was an arbitrator at the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas. Long is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, earned a certificate of Judicial Development in Administrative Law Adjudication Skills from the National Judicial College and a bachelor's degree from Howard University. She is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Georgia.