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.
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.
Senior Manager of External Affairs and Operations
Larry Navin joined the Methanol Institute in June 2013. Larry’s background includes having worked for the US-India Business Council, the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and in the US Senate.
Larry’s role with MI includes supporting the Institute’s government and public affairs activities in the Americas and Europe, and to manage the Institute’s Washington interns.
Larry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Arts degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.
April Chan joined MI in August 2012 on a part-time basis and was elevated to a permanent position as Executive Manager in March 2014.
April brings a wealth of experience working in non-profit organizations to MI, having formerly served as Office Manager at the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham) for more than 12 years, including four months as Acting Executive Director. Prior to joining AmCham, she was a Treasury Support Manager and Compliance Officer with several of America's largest banks. April assists Dom LaVigne in the day-to-day running of MI's Singapore office and provides support for MI's operations around the globe.