Laura Berkey-Ames

All posts by Laura Berkey-Ames

Laura Berkey-Ames is the Manager of Government Relations for AFPM. To learn more about AFPM, visit

Revitalizing the Workforce through Career and Technical Education

America’s refining and petrochemical community employs and supports over three million people, hiring individuals from all education levels to fill a wide range of positions (such as welders, electricians, chemists, and engineers). The industry is experiencing a strong need for...

/ May 19, 2017

Developing Today’s Workforce for a Brighter Tomorrow

The beginning of fall once again marks the start of another school year filled with endless possibilities for wide-eyed students eager to learn. For AFPM, the beginning of the school year is yet another opportunity to continue to highlight the...

/ October 3, 2016

Refining and Petrochemical Industry Flying High About FAA Reauthorization

By an act of Congress and with the stroke of a pen, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) programs will continue to receive funding for the next 14 months. Importantly, it should be noted that the “FAA Extension, Safety, and Security...

/ July 25, 2016

There’s No Investment in Divestment

Washington, D.C. is a college town bustling with student activists embracing their First Amendment rights. During our college years we all latch on to various movements or beliefs (myself included)—for one reason or another—that perhaps remain when we leave university...

/ June 9, 2016