THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. BIL TUCKER ASSISTANT SECRETARY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Wyoming energy commissioner Dr. Bil Tucker as assistant secretary for fossil fuels at the Department of Energy.
"Through his years of work in the energy field in both the public and private sectors, Bil Tucker has demonstrated he has the technical understanding and commitment to hard work that will make him an asset at the Department of Energy," the President said. "I am pleased he has agreed to join our team."
A 19-year veteran in the fields of management, public administration and energy, Tucker is chairman of the Wyoming Public Service Commission, a board he has served on since 1987. The commission's responsibilities include regulating services and rates of interstate electric, gas, water, steam, telephone, telegraph and common carrier pipelines. Prior to taking a seat on the commission, Tucker assisted the Department of Energy as a technical support contractor with EG&G - Washington Analytical Services Center, Inc. in Laramie, Wyoming (1983 - 87). From 1978 - 83, Tucker worked at his own technical consulting firm, Tucker & Associates, advising businesses and public programs in the areas of energy and reclamation. Tucker served as chief chemist at the Monolith Portland Cement Company in Laramie (1979 - 82) and as a senior research associate with the University of Wyoming (1977-79). Tucker also was chief chemist at Resource Refining, Inc. (1975-77) and a research associate at the University of Wyoming (1973-75). From 1961 - 68, he served in the photo lab department of the Boeing Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas.
Tucker earned a BA and MS in Chemistry from Wichita State University and a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Wyoming in 1973.