John J. Easton, Jr. joined the Edison Electric Institute on April 1, 1994, and serves as Vice President of International Programs. He oversees international member development and programs to benefit domestic members in international business.
From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Easton served in three Presidential appointed positions at the U.S. Department of Energy:
- Assistant Secretary for Domestic and International Energy Policy
- General Counsel
- Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Energy Emergencies
Before coming to Washington, Mr. Easton was in private law practice with the Burlington, Vermont, law firm of Miller, Eggleston and Rosenberg, Ltd., and also was Vice President of Syn Cronamics, Inc., a New Jersey-based international consulting firm.
Mr. Easton was twice elected Attorney General of Vermont and served in that position from 1981 to 1985. In 1984 he was the Republican nominee for Governor.
Prior to his election as Attorney General, Mr. Easton held positions as Director of the Division of Rate Setting for the Agency of Human Services and Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Consumer Protection. He also was in private law practice in Stowe and Montpelier, Vermont.
He attended the University of Colorado (B.S., Accounting), and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D). Mr. Easton served in the U.S. Air Force, resigning with the rank of Captain.
Mr. Easton and his wife Donna currently reside in Timonium, Maryland.