Prentiss Searles

Marketing Issues Manager
American Petroleum Institute

Prentiss is the Marketing Issues Manager at the American Petroleum Institute where he is responsible for policies that affect petroleum marketing at the state and federal levels. These policies include how fuel is supplied and sold, environmental and operational issues at retail stations, and the oversight of API standards in the marketing area.

Over his 24-year career at API, Prentiss has developed international standards for pipelines and refinery equipment and managed environmental and operational issues affecting marketing and rail. He has testified before the U.S. Senate, federal agencies, state legislatures and the National Conference on Weights and Measures. 

Prior to his work at API, Prentiss worked as an electrical and systems engineer for a Maryland-based defense contractor. He has degrees from George Washington University and Louisiana Tech University, and he received the designation of Certified Association Executive in 2006. Prentiss has been married for 27 years and has three children.