In its profile of Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, The Washington Post drew attention to his status as a high-ranking member of the LDS Church:
Outside the API, Gerard is a leading figure in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a former bishop and a current member of what the church calls its “area 70s,” which puts him on a high rung of the organization. He has eight children, including a kindergarten-age pair adopted from Guatemala and others ranging in age from 14 to 26. He is a past chairman of the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
The article also makes mention of Gerard's political support of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, quoting Gerard as saying, “Romney has a business background that would be helpful to get us back on track. They’ve asked us to support them, and we have. They’re good people.”