Charles T. Drevna

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

CHARLES T. DREVNA, President – American  Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)


Since 2007 Charles T. Drevna has served as president of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, the national trade association that represents 98 percent of refining capacity in the United States. Drevna joined the association in 2002 as director of policy and planning and named executive vice president in 2006.


Drevna manages a team that advocates on behalf of petroleum refiners and petrochemical manufacturers who are instrumental in strengthening our economic and national security, and support two million American jobs. Through his leadership, the association has expanded, doubling in size and scope of work to meet the growing demand of a broad range of public policy issues.


In 2012, Drevna supervised a rebranding of the association, formally known as the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, to better identify the refining industry as high-tech manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of fuel and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used to produce thousands of consumer products.


Drevna has over 40 years of extensive experience in legislative, regulatory, public policy and marketplace issues involving energy and the environment. His previous positions include director of state and federal government relations for Tosco, Inc.; director of government and regulatory affairs for the Oxygenated Fuels Association; vice president at the Washington consulting firm of Jefferson Waterman International; several positions at Sunoco, including vice president for public affairs for Sun Coal Company; director of environmental affairs for the National Coal Association; and supervisor of environmental quality control for the Consolidation Coal Company.

Drevna received his BA in chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College and performed graduate work at Carnegie-Mellon University.