AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: JOSEPH F. HILYARD
Joseph F. Hilyard has more than 30 years of professional experience as a communicator on energy and environmental topics. Prior to 2005, Hilyard worked for more than 20 years with the Chicago-based Gas Research Institute (now operating as GTI), first evaluating proposed research programs to develop natural gasrelated technologies and later managing the firms public relations and communications programs. Most recently, he worked with PennWell Corporation to compile and edit the annual editions of PennWells 400-page International Petroleum Encyclopedia for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Hilyard holds a B.S degree in mechanical engineering and an M.A. degree in journalism.