Doucet's duties include working on fuel and environmental issues as well as transportation and food issues. She will also manage IFDAPAC, the association's political action committee.
"We welcome Heather to our staff and look forward to using her expertise in energy matters and on Capitol Hill," said Jon Eisen, IFDA's senior vice president of government relations. "I know she will be a very valuable asset to our members and that she looks forward to accurately representing our industry's concerns here in Washington."
Before joining IFDA, Doucet was the director of legislative affairs for Hart Energy Consulting, representing an oil, gas and petrochemical client base on Capitol Hill. Previously, she spent five years with the American Public Works Association (APWA) as its manager of government relations overseeing solid waste, homeland security, and water infrastructure issues. Before APWA, she worked as a legislative analyst for the National Club Association.
Doucet began her involvement in politics at the age of 12, volunteering in local elections and working phone banks for Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA). During college, she served in an internship on Capitol Hill with Rep. Herb Bateman (R-VA). Doucet is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA, and has a degree in international relations and a minor in Spanish.