John J. Easton, Jr., currently serves as Vice President of International Programs at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). He oversees international member development and programs to benefit domestic members in international business. Prior to joining EEI in 1994, Mr. Easton served in three Presidential appointed positions at the U.S. Department of Energy, from 1989 to 1993: Assistant Secretary for Domestic and International Energy Policy, General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Energy Emergencies. He attended the University of Colorado (B.S., Accounting), and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D). Mr. Easton served in the U.S. Air Force, resigning with the rank of Captain. He was twice elected Attorney General of Vermont and served in that position from 1981 to 1985. In 1984, he was the Republican nominee for Governor. Prior to his election as Attorney General, Mr. Easton held positions as Director of the Division of Rate Setting for the Agency of Human Services, and Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Consumer Protection. He was also in private law practice in Stowe and Montpelier, Vermont and the Burlington, Vermont, law firm of Miller, Eggleston and Rosenberg, Ltd., and was Vice President of Syn Cronamics, Inc., a New Jersey-based international consulting firm.