WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) announced today that Brendan Williams has been promoted to executive vice president effective Jan. 1, 2015. Williams joined AFPM in 2007 as director of government relations and advanced to become senior vice president of advocacy in 2013.

"Brendan was a valuable asset from the moment he joined AFPM, but his growing knowledge of and insight into the industry have proven immeasurable. He has made significant contributions as AFPM transitioned to become the recognized voice of the fuel and petrochemical industries and will help manage the association's broadening reach as we continue to advocate on behalf of our members," said AFPM President Charles T. Drevna.