James A. Cisarik, Enterprise Products Holdings senior vice president of Government Affairs and Public Relations, has been elected chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA). The association made the announcement last Friday at its annual meeting, held at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel in downtown Houston.
From February 2003 to January 2014, Cisarik served as a senior vice president of Enterprise, where he had primary responsibility for the oversight of the company’s intrastate natural gas pipelines and projects derived from LNG and other natural gas business development. Prior to joining Enterprise, Cisarik was a senior vice president of Coral Energy, and from 1997 to February 1999 was vice president, market development of Tejas Energy, LLC. He graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in petroleum land management.
“I am honored to serve such a respected and admired association, in particular during these times when building energy infrastructure is so vital to the Texas economy,” said Cisarik, who replaces outgoing Chairman Michael Heim.
TPA is the largest state trade association in the country that solely represents the interests of the intrastate pipeline network.