Kyle joined POET in July 2012 and is the Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Communications. Gilley is responsible for developing policy, public affairs and communications strategies and managing resources that advance the business objectives of POET and the renewable fuels industry. Prior to joining POET, Gilley held public policy and business development positions for Lennox International, Inc., in Richardson, TX; in April 2007, he was promoted to the Vice President of Government Affairs. Before joining Lennox, Gilley worked for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and Baylor University. He currently serves as a board member of Growth Energy, a leading voice for U.S. ethanol supporters. Gilley is also involved with Fuels America and America’s Renewable Future efforts in Iowa. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for POET Biorefining – Corning and POET Biorefining – Ashton. Gilley received his Bachelor of Business Administration, Management from Baylor University. He previously served as a board member for the Baylor Alumni Association.