Summit Leadership Team

Kurt Adams

President & CEO


Kurt Adams has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Summit Utilities, Inc. since October 2015, and a Director of Summit Utilities, Inc. from 2014 to present.

Prior to joining Summit Utilities, Inc, Kurt served as the Chief Development Officer at SunEdison and First Wind (which was purchased by SunEdison in Q1 2015). At First Wind and SunEdison, Kurt led utility scale renewable energy development. Prior to joining First Wind, He was Chairman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission from 2005 to 2008, where he served as Maine’s primary energy regulator. As Chairman, he served as a member of the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissions, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissions (NARUC), the NARUC Electricity Committee, and the NARUC Competitive Procurement Committee. He was also Maine’s representative on the New England State Committee on Electricity and was a representative on the team of regulators charged with establishing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Prior to his position with the Maine PUC, Kurt was Governor John Baldacci’s chief legal counsel from 2003 to 2005. Before joining the Governor’s staff, He was a non-equity partner in the law firm of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson in Portland, Maine. At Bernstein Shur, He was the Vice Chairman of the firm’s energy practice. Kurt represented renewable power producers in all facets of project development. He also represented national and international private and public sector clients on energy projects, and lenders on energy project financings. He was a consultant with Price Waterhouse’s Office of Government Services from 1989 to 1992.

Kurt holds a B.A. in Government from Skidmore College, an MA in International Affairs from George Washington University and J.D. from the University of Maine Law School.

Fred Kirkwood

Chief Customer Experience Officer


Fred Kirkwood, Summit’s Chief Customer Experience Officer, is responsible for customer-centric strategies by influencing programs for all the Summit operating companies to enhance the customer experience. Additionally, Fred leads Summit’s billing, collections, and energy efficiency efforts. He also manages marketing and growth activities for Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation (AOG), a Summit Company.

Previous to his current role, Fred served as the Senior Vice President of Customer Development for Summit since March 2017. He has more than 30 years of experience in the natural gas industry. Fred began his career as a Customer Development Representative working with residential and commercial customers at (AOG) in 1986. He served in many roles throughout the company including leading the development of AOG’s award-winning energy efficiency programs and playing a critical role in the company’s development of a compressed natural gas (CNG) effort to reduce vehicle fuel emissions primarily in commercial fleets. He was instrumental in the addition of several CNG gas stations throughout the AOG service territory in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He is an active contributor to the Arkansas River Valley building industry serving on the Board of the Greater Forth Smith Association of Homebuilders for the past 20 years.

Fred earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing Management from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Jason Weekley

Chief Operations Officer


Jason Weekley has served as the Chief Operations Officer for Summit Utilities since January 2018.  In this role, Jason is responsible for overseeing Summit's operations, construction, contract services, engineering, asset integrity, and operations support teams serving approximately 630,000 customers across six states.

Prior to assuming his position with Summit, Jason served as Vice President of Operations at SAFEbuilt, a national community development services organization. In a preceding role, Jason served as Vice President of Operations at SourceGas, leading the operations, engineering, safety, and technical services teams for a natural gas utility serving over 425,000 customers across four states.  Prior to that role, Jason held numerous roles with increasing responsibility at SourceGas and Mobile Gas Service Corporation.

Jason currently serves on the board of directors of the Southern Gas Association and the Operations Managing Committee of the American Gas Association.  Jason received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University. He also served 12 years as an officer in the Alabama Army National Guard.

Hallie Gilman

EVP & Chief Legal Officer


Hallie Flint Gilman joined Summit Utilities as Chief Legal Officer in August 2019. Hallie is responsible for providing comprehensive legal counsel for the company’s business activities and leads the company’s legal and regulatory functions. Hallie brings more than fifteen years of experience as a legal expert in the energy sector to her role at Summit. Most recently, Hallie served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Greenbacker Group, where she led the company’s regulatory, legal, corporate governance and talent functions. She has also previously served as an attorney in private practice (at Pierce Atwood and Bernstein Shur) and in various legal and executive roles at First Wind and SunEdison.

Hallie holds a A.B, cum laude, from Harvard University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Hallie currently resides in Portland, Maine.

Angus King III

EVP & CSO, President of Peaks Renewables


Angus King, Summit’s Vice President and Chief Development Officer, manages all growth efforts for the company and M&A activity.

Prior to joining Summit Utilities as CDO, Angus held a number of positions in utility scale renewable energy development at SunEdison and First Wind (First Wind was purchased by SunEdison in 2015), starting as VP of M&A at First Wind prior to the acquisition, and as head of development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at SunEdison, among other roles.

Prior to First Wind, Angus was a partner with Evergreen Partners, a developer of affordable housing across the U.S. Prior to working at Evergreen and its affiliate, The Wishcamper Group, Angus worked as a consultant with Bain & Company, and served as the Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Clinton White House.

Angus graduated with distinction from Harvard Business School in 2001, and cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1993.

Bob Gunderman

Chief Financial Officer


Bob Gunderman was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Summit Utilities in July 2023. He is responsible for overseeing Summit’s accounting, financial planning, taxation, audit, investor relations, treasury, insurance, procurement, and gas supply and control teams. Prior to joining Summit, Gunderman served as the Chief Financial Officer of Windstream Holdings, a privately held communications and software company (and previously publicly traded Fortune 500 company). Before being named CFO of Windstream in 2014, Gunderman held various senior finance executive positions after joining Windstream in 2008. Gunderman began his career in 1994 with Deloitte and Touche LLP and entered the telecommunications industry in 1996, serving in various finance executive positions with Alltel, the 5th largest wireless telecommunications company in the United States before its acquisition in 2008. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation and was previously a board member for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas & North Louisiana.