Mr. Earl Gjelde is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Power Group Inc., and several affiliated companies, primary participants in the development of over 5,000 megawatts of natural gas fired electric and wind generating plants within the United States. He has served on the boards of EPRI and the US Energy Association among others. He has held a number of USA government posts, serving as President George Herbert Walker Bush’s Under (now called Deputy) Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the US Department of the Interior (1989) and serving President Ronald Reagan as Under Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the US Department of the Interior (1985–1988), the Counselor to the Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the US Department of Energy (1982–1985); and Deputy Administrator, Power Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Bonneville Power Administration (1980–1982). While in the Reagan administration he served concurrently as Special Envoy to China (1987), Deputy Chief of Mission for the US-Japan Science and Technology Treaty (1987–1988), and Counselor for Policy to the Director of the National Critical Materials Council (1986–1988). Prior to 1980, he was a principal officer of the Bonneville Power Administration.