Recently Extreme Energy Solutions held its annual Board of Directors Elections for 2013. Shareholders of Extreme directly vote for the leadership each year. Extreme Energy Solutions Inc is proud to announce the Board of Directors for 2013 are Samuel K. Burlum, as re-elected as CEO/President and Chairman, Mark Ringen, re-elected to the post of Vice President, and Philip Castleberg was re-elected as Board Treasurer. Newcomers to the Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. Board of Directors are Board Secretary Francis Okelo and Board Parliamentarian Steven LaValley. The newly elected Board will re-organize just before the 2012 years end to get a head start on 2013 company initiatives. The main function of the Board is to develop and enhance policys and procedures that create value for the company, carry the vision and purpose of the founders successfully, and to protect the interest of both shareholders and stakeholders.
"I am extremely delighted at the unique opportunity to serve our shareholders as Board Secretary," stated Francis Okelo, elected to his first term as Board Secretary, "And to contribute as best I can to the realization of the Extreme Energy Solutions vision of a safer, greener better world through the provision of the Company's superior products and services."
Mr. Okelo is a former United Nations Special Envoy and Ambassador. He served as Deputy United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process in Israel and with the Palestinian Authority in Gaza. Earlier, he was UN Special Envoy to Sierra Leone (West Africa) where he successfully mediated a peace agreement, ending a 9-year old civil war in that country. He was also Deputy Head of the the UN Special Mission to Afghanistan (1991-1997). Originally from Uganda, Mr. Okelo was ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Kenya. He is experienced in diplomacy and international affair, traveled widely and met several world leaders. Educated in England (UK), Uganda and US, Mr. Okelo is a graduate of the then University of East Africa at Makerere (Uganda), in economics, history, philosophy and, subsequently specialized in diplomacy and international relations.
"It will give me the profound honor to work with people I admire and respect greatly", replied Steve LaValley, who will be settling into the Board Parliamentarian position.
Mr. LaValley is currently on the Board of Directors for R L Gaines Investments LLC (R L Gaines Investments LLC is a group that is invested in Extreme Energy Solutions Inc.). Mr. LaValley comes with a performing arts background. He has had a career as recording engineer, and had the opportunity to work with clients such as Yoko Ono, Aerosmith, other prominent celebrities, and local radio media. He is a recognized Performing Artist, beginning his music career in the mid 70’s, where he won Entertainer of the Year in 1976 from the Eastern States Country Music Awards, while demonstrating his talents on nationwide tour with the band Luke Tower and the CRB Express. Mr. LaValley has performed and shared his talents with many local and regional artist, has created and provided content for several businesses, digital media, and political campaigns for use in marketing and advertising pieces. He has facilitated and serviced functions and events held at Southeastern Massachusetts University, as well as private events for private businesses, non-profit causes, and political conventions. Mr. LaValley, began a non-profit corporation known as The Growth Center Inc., where it was his responsibilities were to set up and organize the company’s charter and by-laws.
"It is an honor and pleasure to resume my post," commented Samuel K. Burlum, CEO/President, and Chairman of Extreme Energy Solutions Inc., "It is a joy to create value and facilitate the growth the company has been experiencing. We've set a pace and a new standard in doing business in the community and on the world stage, and I accept the responisbility and the duty to see that through . I am looking forward in working with the other Board members. We all bring unique skill sets to the table, offering great balance to the company, that equates to long term stability."
Mr. Burlum also serves at the Vice President of SMART Air Fuel Saver LLC, Managing Partner and Investigative Reporter for The Alternative Press.com, and Board Secretary for Spirit of the Arts Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit).