Calvin M. Dooley
- President & CEO American Chemistry Council
- Speaking at: KEYNOTE LUNCH: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR NATURAL GAS: THE CUSTOMERS PERSPECTIVE*
Cal Dooley is President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).
Under his leadership, ACC has achieved some of its greatest successes in recent memory. In 2016, following three years of bipartisan negotiations, Mr. Dooley oversaw the enactment of “The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” legislation which reformed the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 and ushered in a new era for U.S. chemical regulations. Prior to this, Mr. Dooley oversaw passage and enactment of legislation to reauthorize and reform the Surface Transportation Board and enhance freight rail competition, and passage and enactment of the “Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act,” providing industry a safe harbor against lawsuits when voluntarily sharing & receiving info on cyber threats & defenses.
Prior to joining ACC, Dooley served as President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Products Association. Earlier, Dooley represented the 20th District of California as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 2004.
Dooley holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in management from Stanford University.