Gene is a retired executive with nearly 40 years of career experience that began on the trading floor of the New York commodity exchanges and ended in the “C” level suite of a large Fortune-500 energy company. He is an expert in evaluating and managing enterprise-wide corporate risks with special focus on the use of financial derivatives to mitigate and transfer risk in order to achieve and maintain consistent earnings trends within the company. As a highly effective communicator, he had routine interactions and provided reporting to the board of directors. During his active career he was a member of four different New York Commodity exchanges, was a sitting director on the Commodity Markets Council in Washington D.C. , a former expert advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Mercantile Exchange Charitable Foundation and a member of the board of directors for Senior housing Options Inc., in Denver Colorado. He is a graduate of Regis College here in Denver Colorado.