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Willbros names new VP of Regulatory, Public Affairs

Willbros Group Inc. (NYSE: WG) has announced that Douglas Sipe will now serve as vice president of Regulatory and Public Affairs. His addition allows the company to now offer environmental consulting and permitting skillsets.

Sipe’s responsibilities include counseling and consulting with energy companies; federal, state and local agencies; elected officials; and other stakeholders on the regulations, policies and best practices the siting, construction and operation of energy infrastructure. 

In addition, he will also lead teams on environmental and regulatory strategies, risks, and interaction with regulators. 

Previously, Sipe worked for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) where he directed FERC’s outreach initiatives and advising on the Commission’s regulations, policies, and processes for the siting, construction and operation of natural gas facilities under the Natural Gas Act.  He also educated federal, state, and local agencies on the Commission’s regulations.

Sipe received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resource Management from the Pennsylvania State University.

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