David M. Sweet is the Executive Director of the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE). Prior to joining WADE, Mr. Sweet served as a Director of the United States Energy Association, the US arm of the World Energy Council, as Executive Director of the International LNG Alliance, Vice President of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, an attorney in private practice, and as an expert witness on financial, rate and permitting issues at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. David Sweet serves as president of the Natural Gas Roundtable, an advisor to the U.S. Energy Security Council, Secretariat to the Global Gas Council, a member of the Natural Gas Council and the North American Energy Standards Board, a vice chairman of the ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law and its gas committee, on the board of directors of CADER – Communities for Advanced Distributed Energy Resources, a member of the World Energy Council Committee on Cleaner Fossil Fuel Systems, and on the Board of Advisors of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. David Sweet also serves as a U.S. representative to the International Gas Union and headed up the IGU study on regulation of the natural gas industry. He received his law degree with honors from George Washington University, an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, and a B.S. degree magna cum laude also from the University of Maryland.