Alan Mayberry has been selected as the new Associate Administrator for the Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), replacing Jeff Wiese, who retired earlier in 2016.
Alan is a Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is a registered professional engineer. He has over 34 years of experience in the energy industry, equally divided between pipeline operations and design engineering. In 2006, Alan first joined PHMSA’s Office of Pipeline Safety in a senior engineering role in the Engineering and Emergency Support Division. Alan was appointed Director of the group in 2008. In that role, Alan was responsible for supporting programs and the regional offices on nationwide pipeline issues to ensure uniform policies. Additionally, Alan led the agency’s response to major pipeline incidents. In 2010, Alan was appointed as Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations, overseeing US pipeline safety oversight through PHMSA’s five regional offices. He was most recently the Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs at OPS, leading PHMSA’s development of comprehensive oversight programs including regulatory development, engineering and research, state grants, federal enforcement and the Training and Qualifications Division.