Motto: Relationships are the only things that really matter; treat them accordingly.
Dan Kirschner has been the Executive Director of the Northwest Gas Association (NWGA) since 2002. An expert on natural gas matters in the Pacific Northwest, Kirschner works to foster understanding among opinion leaders and informed decision-making by governing officials on issues related to natural gas in the region.
Kirschner adds an MBA to his policy and public affairs experience giving him a unique perspective on the intersection of public policy and business imperatives. His duties with the NWGA include formulating and disseminating market intelligence, policy analysis on issues affecting the Northwest regional natural gas market and communicating the industry’s perspective on a variety of issues to an array of stakeholders.
Kirschner enjoys spending time with his family including his son and daughter. Dan and his wife Kelly have been married for more than twenty-five years. They enjoy traveling together, their home and their pets.
Business and Operations, Manager
Motto: You cannot succeed with failure.
Judy Adair has been with the Northwest Gas Association since March 1991.
Adair is an integral part of the NWGA team, through collaboration she helps to achieve association goals, objectives and board approved initiatives both short and long-range while ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources.
Adair enjoys spending time with her family, including five dogs. Judy and her husband Geff enjoy the outdoors and spend time fishing, camping, and traveling.
Communications and Program Manager
Connor Reiten has been with the Northwest Gas Association since March 2016.
Reiten comes to NWGA with a wide array of experience under his belt in the public affairs and policy arenas. He supports NWGA’s outreach channels in an effort to spread the message about the critical role that natural gas can have in a greener, more reliable, and cost-efficient energy future.
Reiten is a huge sports fan and enjoys basketball in particular. He spends much of his time coaching at the Gilkey International Middle School, as well as spending time with his family.
Maisy has worked for the Northwest Gas Association for three years. She makes sure that no one enters the office without warning and is vigilant in letting the UPS, FedEx, and the US Postal service carriers know the boundaries.
Head of Social Activites, Greeting and Napping
Jossie started with the Northwest Gas Association this year. She provides social interaction with the neighboring CPA’s dog, Frankie. She greets everyone who enters the office using her best manners (ok, sometimes she jumps) However, she excels at napping and often can be found sprawled out on the floor.