42. Catherine Reheis-Boyd
Catherine Reheis-Boyd has been President of the Western States Petroleum Association since 2010 but has been affiliated with the oil industry trade association most of her professional life. A shrewd and well-organized administrator, Reheis-Boyd has navigated the complex and often contentious policy discussions among oil companies with vastly different views on environmental issue management, especially climate change. Under her leadership, WSPA remains one of California’s most effective lobbying entities, frequently at or near the top of lobbying expenditure lists. Her role at WSPA extends well beyond California. The Association represents the oil industry in Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona as well. Reheis-Boyd has provided a strong and consistent voice for the industry in states without oil-friendly political leadership. She received her bachelor’s of science degree in Natural Resource Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and pursued post-graduate studies in environmental engineering at the University of Southern California.
Updated Aug. 29, 2017