Ms. Gade is currently President of Gade Environmental Group, LLC, located in Chicago, Illinois. Gade Environmental Group is an international consulting group providing strategic advice on environmental and energy issues with special emphasis on regulatory problem solving, legislation, and rulemaking at all governmental levels. Ms. Gade is widely respected as a consultant and environmental attorney with more than 30 years of experience in environmental regulation and enforcement including senior management positions in federal and state governments, as well as extensive private sector experience. From 2006 to 2008, Ms. Gade served as the Regional Administrator of Region 5 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In that role, she oversaw federal environmental programs in the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. From 1999 to 2006, Ms. Gade was a partner in the national environmental practice group of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP in Chicago and Washington, DC.