Gregory A. Dolan
Gregory A. Dolan became the Methanol Institute’s (MI) Executive Director for Americas/Europe in July 2010, managing the trade association’s Washington office. Mr. Dolan had previously served as MI’s Vice President for Communications and Policy since July 2001. He first joined MI in March 1996 as Director of Communications. From April 2000 through June 2001, Mr. Dolan served as Deputy Executive Director of the U.S. Fuel Cell Council. Mr. Dolan directs governmental relations, media relations, public education and outreach efforts for MI’s activities across the Americas and Europe. Mr. Dolan came to MI after spending a decade in a variety of public information positions for the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Transportation, and the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority. Mr. Dolan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston University, and did extensive post graduate work in Political Communication at SUNY-Albany. He and his three children reside in Fairfax, Virginia.
Clifton T. Jackson
Manager of Government & Public Affairs – Americas/Europe
Clifton Jackson joined Methanol Institute in September of 2012. Before joining MI, Clifton was engaged in project management for energy-intensive chemical panels at American Chemistry Council. Previously, he worked on appropriations in the Office of Budget at the Environmental Protection Agency and in Government Relations at American Public Power Association.
Clifton holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Public Policy and Administration from University of Baltimore and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Politics & Government from the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Director of Government & Public Affairs – Asia Pacific/Middle East
Dom LaVigne joined MI in September 2011. With 18 years of senior management, government relations, and foreign direct investment (FDI) experience in the Asia Pacific region, Dom has lived and worked in Asia for the last 11 years.
Dom’s role with MI is to support the methanol industry in Asia and the Middle East, by developing government relations initiatives and outreach, and in helping to raise the visibility of the Institute and its members among policymakers, media, the private sector, and consumers.
Dom’s experience in Asia includes eight years of senior management roles at the American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) in Singapore, Malaysia, and Afghanistan. Prior to this, he had lived and worked in Washington, DC for more than seven years at The White House and for a leading North American trade association.