Mainstream Investors LLC, a North Dakota-based non-operating oil and gas company, has expanded its board of governors to enhance its oil and gas industry and investment expertise. The two new governors are John Harju and John Clymer and will join Mainstream's president and CEO, Mark Anderson, and vice president and COO, Mike Donohue, on the company's 11-member board.
Harju is associate director for research at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) located on the University of North Dakota campus. Prior to his current position, he was a senior research advisor at the EERC. Before joining the EERC, he was vice president of Crystal Solutions LLC. Harju serves on the US Department of Energy's Unconventional Resources Technology Advisory Committee, which provides advice to the Secretary of Energy on the development and implementation of activities related to unconventional natural gas and other petroleum resources. He is the outgoing chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) Energy Resources, Research, and Technology Committee, and serves on IOGCC's Carbon Capture and Geological Storage Task Force. In addition, he is a member of the National Petroleum Council and the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 professional publications.
Clymer is the financial advisor for Marvin Windows, based in Warroad, Minnesota. He began his career in investments in 1972 at Minnesota Life Insurance Co. and eventually was appointed president of the company in 1991. He went on to be managing director and president of Resource Capital Investors in 1994. Clymer then became the managing director for US Trust Co. He served as a private consultant and financial advisor until 2008, when he joined Marvin Windows. He currently serves on the board of directors for several entities, including Marvin Companies, Trustmark Insurance Co., the Phipps Foundation, the YMCA Retirement Fund, and Presbyterian Homes and Services.