The Energy Infrastructure Council (EIC) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of companies that develop and operate energy infrastructure. EIC addresses core public policy issues critical to investment in America’s energy infrastructure. Membership is comprised of traditional and renewable energy infrastructure companies irrespective of company form, including public and private C-corporations, LLCs and partnerships, MLPs, infrastructure REITS and Yieldcos. Members also include non-energy MLPs, service providers and other businesses and individuals supporting the industry.
Our core mission is to represent and actively promote the interests of energy infrastructure companies. We focus on public policy issues affecting our member companies, including tax, discreet permitting issues, and other matters of importance to our membership; as well as on educational activities for government officials, the public and media on the important role our member companies play in our nation's economy and throughout the world.
The EIC is managed by Lori E. L. Ziebart, its President and CEO who, in consultation with the EIC Board, leads and manages EIC's operations and outreach activities with policymakers, the investment community and the public to communicate the significant value energy infrastructure companies and master limited partnerships (MLPs) contribute to the U.S. economy.
Ms. Ziebart spent several years on Capitol Hill, holding positions of increasing responsibility including tax counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Ms. Ziebart also previously worked for KPMG and Vinson & Elkins, and served as Vice President of Government Affairs for El Paso Corporation and Goldman Sachs before establishing her own consulting business. Before becoming President and CEO of EIC, she was the Executive Director of MLPA and prior to that engaged by MLPA to support its legislative and regulatory outreach activities. Ms. Ziebart is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown University Law Center.