Rob Benedict
Vice President, Petrochemicals and Midstream
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

Rob Benedict is Vice President of Petrochemicals and Midstream at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the trade association that represents the makers of the fuels that keep our country and the world moving and the petrochemicals that are the building blocks for modern life. In this role, Rob develops association policy on Congressional legislation and regulatory matters and advocates for AFPM member companies by communicating their key role in the supply chain and their efforts to improve the safe and efficient transportation of essential products. Rob co-leads AFPM's sustainability program which promotes the Fuel and Petrochemical Industries’ commitment to being part of a sustainable future. 

Prior to joining AFPM, Rob served as the Chief of the Risk, Data, and Program Management and Senior Regulations Officer at the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Here Rob provided integrated planning and evaluation of programmatic activities and was responsible for the development of national standards and policies to promote a safe and secure transportation system. 

Rob received a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from George Washington University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology, from Wake Forest University, where he was a Sullivan’s Scholar.