Mary S. Lyman serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships (NAPTP), a trade association of publicly traded (“master”) limited partnerships and those who work with them. As Executive Director Ms. Lyman directs NAPTP’s efforts with regard to federal and state government affairs, public and investor relations, and other matters of common concern to MLPs and their investors. A recognized expert on MLPs who has been working with them for over twenty-five years, Ms. Lyman has spoken about them in a number of forums.
Ms. Lyman is a Director at Gnarus Advisors, LLC, a consulting firm providing expert services to businesses, governmental agencies, law firms, and associations which is retained by NAPTP to provide it with management services. Prior to joining Gnarus Advisors, Ms. Lyman was employed by Navigant Consulting, Inc., and its predecessor Chambers Associates Inc., where she similarly served as Executive Director (2005 to present) and Tax Counsel (1985-2004) to NAPTP. She provided clients of those firms with research and analysis on complex legislative matters as well as legislative drafting and advocacy materials and legislative representation. Ms. Lyman has also provided clients involved in mass torts with research and historical analysis and litigation support, and has analyzed and drafted legislative language for both federal and state asbestos reform legislation.
Ms. Lyman began her Washington career as a legislative assistant for tax issues in the House of Representatives, working for a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. She received her B.A. from Dickinson College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.