API named a top place to work by the Washington Post

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Zachary Cikanek CikanekZ@api.org 202.682.8114

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 ─ API has been named by the  as one of the best places to work in the greater D.C. region, based on an independent survey of organizations employing nearly 75,000 area workers.

“API has been one of Washington’s premier trade associations for generations, and we’re proud to carry on that tradition,” said Annemarie McDonald, API’s director of human resources. “We have a great team of talented people who care about their mission and their colleagues, and that makes for a great place to go to work each day.”

Published this Sunday, the Washington Post Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. Reviews are collected in an employee survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP. Among other factors, API was recognized for its competitive benefits, cooperative workplace, and for having a management structure that encourages new ideas and a flexible balance of work and personal life. API also offers opportunities to contribute to charitable events and engage in other popular activities, like the team wellness program.

“API’s leadership understands the value of investing in the long-term success of each team member, and it’s an honor to see those efforts recognized,” said McDonald. “Our employees know how much we value their service -- whether they are composing new standards for safe energy development, researching strategies to promote efficiency, or advocating for America’s energy revolution.”

For information about current opportunities to join the API team, visit http://www.api.org/globalitems/globalheaderpages/api-careers. For information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 600 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 20 million Americans.

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