The Honorable Dave McCurdy joined LMI’s Board of Directors in August 2011. Mr. McCurdy had a distinguished career in Congress, spending 14 years (1981–1995) in the House of Representatives as the Member from the Fourth Congressional District of Oklahoma. In 2008, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appointed Mr. McCurdy to the Defense Policy Board, which provides the secretary with independent, informed advice and opinion concerning matters of defense policy. Mr. McCurdy was reappointed to the Defense Policy Board in 2009 by the Obama Administration. Mr. McCurdy currently is president and CEO of the American Gas Association which represents local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas to more than 65 million customers throughout the United States.