The 19-member task force is chaired by La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt and Randy Cleveland, President of XTO Energy, Inc.
Gwen Lachelt is a La Plata County Commissioner. Lachelt has worked on oil and gas policy issues since 1988. Lachelt has dedicated her career to preventing and minimizing the impacts of energy development on public health, land, air and water. She is the founder and immediate past director of Earthworks' Oil & Gas Accountability Project.
Randy Cleveland became president of XTO Energy Inc. in June 2013. Cleveland previously served as XTO’s executive vice president, and led the merger between ExxonMobil and XTO in 2010. Prior to that, he held several leadership positions with ExxonMobil Production Co. and Exxon Pipeline Co. He joined ExxonMobil in 1984.