Thomas J. Medaglia III
In 1986, Mr. Medaglia was employed by Amoco Corporation as their company lobbyist in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Later, he was promoted to Director of State Relations with responsibility for overseeing the company’s state government affairs program in the U.S. In 1994, Mr. Medaglia was promoted to Washington, D.C. as Director of Federal Relations where he was responsible for upstream and pipeline issues. International Washington assignments included the Middle East, India and Eastern Europe. He was also the federal crisis management director for Amoco. After the merger with British Petroleum where he was part of the Amoco merger team, he continued to have the same responsibilities for upstream and pipeline issues with the newly created company named BP with emphasis on areas such as the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska activities.
Mr. Medaglia retired from BP to become president of RWE North America Corp, the U.S. holding company for RWE AG, a large German energy company. During this time he was responsible for external affairs in addition to coordinating the U.S. CEO messaging of their U.S. operations with that of RWE AG, the worldwide parent company. U.S. subsidiaries included American Water, CONSOL Energy, NUKEM and Turner Construction. Additionally, Mr. Medaglia was successful in growing the domestic reputation of RWE AG and achieving the U.S. Administration’s support for RWE AG’s Nabucco pipeline. This proposed pipeline would transport gas from the Caspian Sea via Turkey to Europe. Mr. Medaglia was part of the team that successfully petitioned and secured the various state approvals for RWE AG’s Thames Water acquisition of American Water, the largest private water and wastewater company in the United States at the time.
Prior to Amoco, Mr. Medaglia practiced law in Ohio and Michigan specializing in corporate, real estate, workers and unemployment compensation law in addition to representing professional athletes in contract negotiations. During this time, he also designed, developed and owned a restaurant and comedy club chain in the Midwest.
Mr. Medaglia is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Policy at Northwood University where he teaches an interim Public Policy and Constitutional Law course in Washington, D.C. He is also an advisor to the U.S. Oil and Gas Association and is a yearly guest speaker at The American Association of Professional Landmen’s (AAPL) Washington fly-in.
Mr. Medaglia holds a B.A. in Education from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Michigan. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Michigan and is a member of the United States Supreme Court. Tom is a member of The U. S. Capitol Historical Society, a Board Member of the Ripon Society and a founding Board Member of the German American Business Council. He is also a member of several business associations.