Dan Kirschner

Executive Director

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.

Judy Adair
Business and Operations, Manager

Motto: Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.

Judy Adair has been with the Northwest Gas Association since March 1991.

Adair has been with the Association for 30 years and is an integral part of the NWGA team. She helps 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.

Maisy Adair
Head of Security

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.