Staff

Matt Sawyers, Executive Director

Matt joined NASM as chief staff officer in the summer of 2017 after serving most of his earlier career as a successful executive administrator in the non-profit and public sectors.

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At the direction and full support of NASM’s Board of Directors, Matt has helped lead a revitalization of NASM in the industry. Since joining NASM, Matt and the staff team have helped grow the association’s new member base, engage the full membership for more meaningful business relationships, grown the annual conference attendance and budget, and is currently overseeing an upgrade of NASM’s member services. NASM is well-positioned to capitalize on its current momentum to help support the success of its members.

Emily Eckler, Membership & Operations Manager

Emily joined the NASM team in December of 2021. Emily brings six years of experience in law enforcement where she worked as an Investigator and an Administrative Specialist for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She has extensive experience in designing and creating databases and program evaluation. She is very eager to work with our members and assist in all areas. She can’t wait to connect with you!

Al Alfano, Legal Counsel

Al is a member of Bassman, Mitchell, Alfano, and Leiter, Chtd., of Washington, D.C. Since leaving the Justice Department in 1983, Al has devoted his entire practice to representing petroleum marketers, many of whom are branded Shell.

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His practice covers all aspects of petroleum marketing, including contract preparation and review, counseling marketers on price, PMPA issues, environmental matters, service station purchases and sales, other business issues, and litigation. Al is quite familiar with Shell’s supply and incentive contracts with its marketers, its branding requirements, and the issues most commonly confronted by Shell marketers throughout the Nation. As counsel for PMAA, Al has also stayed abreast of the regulatory matters that affect petroleum marketers, including the RFS, credit card processing and other transactions, labor issues, such as the “joint employer rule,” PCI requirements, and environmental laws and regulations. Al has appeared as a speaker at numerous petroleum industry meetings, including SIGMA, PMAA, OPIS-sponsored and other seminars, and various state and regional petroleum associations.