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Eric C. Grant

Eric C. GrantVice President - Corporate Relations, Washington Gas

Elected Vice President for Corporate Relations at Washington Gas effective on Oct. 1, 2009, Mr. Grant is responsible for the company’s Government and Community Affairs for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia; Media Relations; Customer and Employee Communications; Corporate Reports; and Corporate Philanthropy. 

As director of corporate communications at Washington Gas, he was responsible for internal communications (employee-related); external communications (consumer-related); and media relations for the company. He was also responsible for the management of the Washington Area Fuel Fund, established and managed by Washington Gas.   

He is the former director of communications, public relations and corporate philanthropy at The Washington Post newspaper.  He also was the primary spokesperson for the newspaper. Prior to the Post, he served as director of worldwide marketing and city grants at Special Olympics Inc. where he structured domestic and international cause-marketing sponsorship programs with major companies and also was responsible for managing the multi-million dollar major city grants fund.   

Mr. Grant spent ten years in government affairs at the American Petroleum Institute, the primary trade association for the major oil companies. He managed environmental and marketing issues for thirty-six states and the District of Columbia. He served as the industry liaison to the D.C. government and city council and was appointed to the Gas Station Advisory Board and the Hazardous Materials Transportation Commission. He appeared on local radio and television representing the industry regarding D.C. market issues.  He began his career in the early 1980s as a legislative analyst in the Mayor's Office in Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Grant is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Landeggar International Business Executive Program at Georgetown University. 

A native Washingtonian who now resides in Silver Spring, Md., Mr. Grant is married and has two children.