Dr. Laura Nelson has served as the executive director for the Governor’s Office of Energy Development since 2014. In 2016 she was also appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert as his energy advisor. Before these positions, Nelson served as the vice president of government and regulatory affairs for Potash Ridge, Corp.; the vice president of energy and environmental development for Red Leaf Resources, and; the energy advisor for former Gov. Jon M. Huntsman. For two decades, Nelson has been proactive in defining and supporting balanced and sustainable energy solutions, including providing Congressional testimony, participating in regional collaborations, working with counties and cities, and coordinating across diverse stakeholders to deliver positive policy, regulatory and commercial results.