"As it works to reshape the oil industry's image, American Petroleum Institute's media shop has nabbed a former spokesman for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Eric Wohlschlegel started work yesterday as API's director of media relations. Running the team that talks to reporters, Wohlschlegel said he is focused on communicating the oil and natural gas industry's importance. It is the latest move as trade group CEO Jack Gerard reorganizes API's work force.
'We're basically under new leadership at API,' Wohlschlegel said. 'This is sort of getting all hands on deck towards that goal."