Karen Alderman Harbert has been named president and CEO of the American Gas Association effective April 1, succeeding Dave McCurdy, who plans to retire at the end of February. Harbert is currently president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. Harbert previously served as the assistant secretary for policy and international affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, as vice chairman of the board of the International Energy Agency and as deputy assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Harbert is a member of the National Petroleum Council.