2010 was a good year for American Petroleum Institute president

American Petroleum Institute President Jack N. Gerard enjoyed a hefty raise last year.

Politico reports that his compensation in 2010 totaled $6.4 million.

Tax returns filed by the institute show his 2009 pay package totaled $4.3 million.

What did Gerard do to earn a 49-percent boost in pay?

As head of the oil and natural gas industry trade group, he lobbied on a range of legislation, including taxes, offshore leasing, environmental regulations and oil spill prevention.

Gerard also reorganized the group’s leadership team, after promising in December 2009 that he would build a nimble organization that was more aggressive in its public relations efforts.

In 2010, API hired communications veterans from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and mounted a major ad campaign during the midterm elections, targeting the clean energy policies of the Obama administration.

The group also organized rallies around the country, opposing efforts to increase regulatory oversight of offshore drilling and remove liability limits for spills.

Gerard joined API in November 2008, after serving as president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council and the National Mining Association. He previously worked as legislative director for the late Sen. James A. McClure (R-ID).

After McClure left the Senate in 1990, he and Gerard founded the lobby firm, McClure, Gerard & Neuenschwander.

API lobbying issues in 2010:

Issue Lobbying Organization Filing Quarter
Budget/Appropriations American Petroleum Institute, Prime Policy Group 2010 4Q
Chemicals/Chemical Industry Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc. 2010 4Q
Clean Air & Water (Quality) American Petroleum Institute 2010 4Q
Energy/Nuclear American Petroleum Institute, Mr. Christopher Heinz, Mr. Michael L. Tiner, Ogilvy Government Relations, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC (Formerly Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC), Prime Policy Group 2010 4Q
Environmental/Superfund Prime Policy Group 2010 4Q
Financial Institutions/Investments/Securities American Petroleum Institute, Ogilvy Government Relations 2010 4Q
Fuel/Gas/Oil American Petroleum Institute, Johnston & Associates, LLC, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc. 2010 4Q
Homeland Security American Petroleum Institute 2010 4Q
Marine/Maritime/Boating/Fisheries American Petroleum Institute 2010 4Q
Natural Resources American Petroleum Institute 2010 4Q
Taxation/Internal Revenue Code American Petroleum Institute, Capitol Counsel, LLC, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc., Ogilvy Government Relations, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prime Policy Group 2010 4Q
Trade (Domestic & Foreign) American Petroleum Institute 2010 4Q
Budget/Appropriations American Petroleum Institute, Prime Policy Group 2010 3Q
Chemicals/Chemical Industry Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc. 2010 3Q
Clean Air & Water (Quality) American Petroleum Institute 2010 3Q
Energy/Nuclear American Petroleum Institute, Mr. Christopher Heinz, Mr. Michael L. Tiner, Ogilvy Government Relations, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC (Formerly Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC), Prime Policy Group 2010 3Q
Environmental/Superfund Prime Policy Group 2010 3Q
Financial Institutions/Investments/Securities American Petroleum Institute, Ogilvy Government Relations 2010 3Q
Fuel/Gas/Oil American Petroleum Institute, Johnston & Associates, LLC, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc. 2010 3Q
Homeland Security American Petroleum Institute 2010 3Q
Marine/Maritime/Boating/Fisheries American Petroleum Institute 2010 3Q
Natural Resources American Petroleum Institute 2010 3Q
Taxation/Internal Revenue Code American Petroleum Institute, Capitol Counsel, LLC, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc., Ogilvy Government Relations, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prime Policy Group 2010 3Q
Trade (Domestic & Foreign) American Petroleum Institute 2010 3Q
Budget/Appropriations American Petroleum Institute, Prime Policy Group 2010 2Q
Chemicals/Chemical Industry Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc. 2010 2Q
Clean Air & Water (Quality) American Petroleum Institute 2010 2Q
Energy/Nuclear American Petroleum Institute, Mr. Christopher Heinz, Mr. Michael L. Tiner, Ogilvy Government Relations, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC (Formerly Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC), Prime Policy Group 2010 2Q
Environmental/Superfund Prime Policy Group 2010 2Q
Financial Institutions/Investments/Securities American Petroleum Institute, Ogilvy Government Relations 2010 2Q
Fuel/Gas/Oil American Petroleum Institute, Johnston & Associates, LLC, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc. 2010 2Q
Homeland Security American Petroleum Institute 2010 2Q
Marine/Maritime/Boating/Fisheries American Petroleum Institute 2010 2Q
Natural Resources American Petroleum Institute 2010 2Q
Taxation/Internal Revenue Code American Petroleum Institute, Capitol Counsel, LLC, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc., Ogilvy Government Relations, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prime Policy Group 2010 2Q
Trade (Domestic & Foreign) American Petroleum Institute 2010 2Q
Budget/Appropriations American Petroleum Institute, Prime Policy Group 2010 1Q
Chemicals/Chemical Industry Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc. 2010 1Q
Clean Air & Water (Quality) American Petroleum Institute 2010 1Q
Energy/Nuclear American Petroleum Institute, Mr. Christopher Heinz, Mr. Michael L. Tiner, Ogilvy Government Relations, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC (Formerly Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC), Prime Policy Group 2010 1Q
Environmental/Superfund Prime Policy Group 2010 1Q
Financial Institutions/Investments/Securities American Petroleum Institute, Ogilvy Government Relations 2010 1Q
Fuel/Gas/Oil American Petroleum Institute, Johnston & Associates, LLC, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc. 2010 1Q
Homeland Security American Petroleum Institute 2010 1Q
Marine/Maritime/Boating/Fisheries American Petroleum Institute 2010 1Q
Natural Resources American Petroleum Institute 2010 1Q
Taxation/Internal Revenue Code American Petroleum Institute, Capitol Counsel, LLC, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc., Ogilvy Government Relations, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prime Policy Group 2010 1Q
Trade (Domestic & Foreign) American Petroleum Institute 2010 1Q

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