At its Annual meeting in late January, the E&E Legal Board of Directors voted Kelly F. Mader to the Board.

Mader has a long and distinguished energy and environment policy career, including serving as a Wyoming state senator from 1984-1991, and in the Wyoming State Legislature from 1982-1984. As a State Senator, Mader chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee from 1989-1991.

Mader is currently the President of the Energy Policy Network (EPN), a 501 (c) (4) national advocacy organization that works with local, state, and national thought leaders to develop energy and environmental policies that balance environmental values, business needs, and consumer interest. Prior to joining EPN, Mader was Vice President of State Government Relations for Peabody Energy for more than a decade, General Manager for Government Affairs for Rio Tinto/Kennecott Energy Company, and headed his own Denver-based energy and environment policy group.

In 2011, Mader chaired the Southern States Energy Council Associates Board, from 2004-2008 he chaired the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Natural Resources Task Force, and he chaired the NextGen Energy Council from 2007-2008. His educational affiliations include Texas A&M University, Bob Jones University, and American Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.