Ruland J. Gill
Ruland Gill is the current Chair of the Utah Board of Oil, Gas & Mining and has been a board member since 2007. He is a natural resources lawyer and a specialist in energy and government relations. Prior to his retirement in 2008, he was Vice President of Government Affairs and Senior Attorney for Questar Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange integrated energy company.
He is co-owner of a meat-products manufacturing company and until recently was a Board Member of a publicly-traded electronic sensor company. For a number of years, he had his own private equity firm.
Ruland is a past member of the Bureau of Land Management’s Salt Lake District Advisory Committee. Locally, Ruland was the 1984 Chair of Energy and Natural Resources Section of the Utah State Bar and he was named that Section’s 1987 Lawyer of the Year. He has been the President of the Utah Petroleum Association and the Utah/Idaho Vice President of the former Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association. He has been a Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and he has served on the Editorial Board for the Matthew Bender three-volume treatise on “Federal Oil and Gas Leases.” He is a past board member of the Utah Manufacture’s Association, the Utah Taxpayer’s Association and the former Utah Board of Lands and Forestry. He served from 1994 to 2002 as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, during which an additional $400 million was earned for school children principally from land trades and energy development.
Ruland also retired as a full colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corp of the U.S. Army Reserve.