AGI Executive Committee

Jean M. Bahr, President
Eve S. Sprunt, President Elect
Charlene Sundermann, Treasurer
Keri A. Nutter, Secretary
Paul M. Bertsch, Member at Large
Carolyn Olson, Member at Large
Diane R. Smith, Member at Large
Scott W. Tinker, Past President

 

Daniel D. Domeracki, AGI Foundation Chair

Allyson K. Anderson Book, Executive Director
American Geosciences Institute
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Alexandria, VA 22302-1502
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EMail: aandersonbook@americangeosciences.org

AGI's Past Leadership


Jean M. Bahr, President
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jean M. Bahr is currently a professor at University of Wisconsin at Madison, and holds degrees from Stanford and Yale. She is a fellow and was the President of GSA from 2009-2010. She currently is an editor of the AGU journal Water Resources Research. In 2012 she was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. Under her leadership at GSA, position statements were finalized on Climate Change, Public Investment in Earth Science Research, Role of Government in Mineral and Energy Resources Research, Expanding and Improving Geoscience in Higher Education, the Importance of Teaching Earth Science and Diversity in the Geoscience Community. She also played a key role in strengthening the relationship between GSA and the GSA Foundation.

Eve S. Sprunt, President Elect
Eve Sprunt & Associates
Eve S. Sprunt
courtesy of Eve Sprunt

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Eve Sprunt comes to AGI with a 35-year career in the petroleum industry, the first 15 years in research followed by 6 years in new business development then 14 years in management. Her book, A Guide for Dual-Career Couples: Rewriting the Rules, was published in 2016. She has a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University, S.B. and S.M. from MIT, and is a former President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and former First Vice President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Charlene Sundermann, Treasurer
Freshwater Society

Charlene Sundermann was lauded for her basic skills in non-profit financial management that she honed while serving as the President for the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) from 2009-2010 and then as President of AWG Foundation from 2011 to 2013. While at AWG, she is credited with establishing awareness of specific financial controls required for a fiducially stable organization. She also increased partnerships with other geoscience organizations such as the GSA Women in Geology Mentoring Program.Following several years working in the private and government sectors, she received a graduate degree in science and environmental public policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and currently pursueing a law degree from the University of St. Thomas. She continues contributing to the geoscience community through service to organizations like AWG and AGI.

Keri A. Nutter, Secretary
Mahawie Consultants LLC
Keri A. Nutter
photo credit to Scott Slone

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Keri A. Nutter is a lead geologist and Geotechnical Engineering Manager with DOWL in Anchorage, Alaska, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Washington State University. Over the past 12 years, Keri has spent her career travelling to over 60 Alaska communities to complete geological and geotechnical explorations. She is currently serving as the AIPG National Secretary, The AIPG Alaska Section Vice President, and served as Co-Chairman for the 2015 AIPG Annual Meeting in Alaska. Keri has also volunteered hundreds of hours to provide science and engineering education outreach to local students through AIPG and the Society of Women Engineers.

Carolyn Olson, Member at Large
Carolyn Olson
courtesy of Carolyn Olson

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Carolyn Olson, Past-President and Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America, is a Senior Scientist in the Climate Change Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) where she works on science policy and guidance in climate change. Dr. Olson has a distinguished career in government with the USDA and previously, the Department of Interior's, U.S. Geological Survey and has experience in soil geomorphology, hydrology, and paleoclimate. She has served on the boards of AGI member organizations including the Geological Society of America where she is a Fellow, the Clay Minerals Society and the Soil Science Society of America. She holds active memberships in the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association of Women Geoscientists, the Geochemical Society, the National Ground Water Association, and the International Association for the Study of Clays. Dr. Olson earned her Bachelor's Degree from Syracuse University, a Master's degree and Ph.D. from the Indiana University and a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Paul M. Bertsch, Member at Large
CSIRO

Dr. Paul Bertsch has experience with many AGI Member Organizations including the Clay Minerals Society, a Past-President of the Soil Science Society of America, the Geochemical Society, and the American Geophysical Union. He also has volunteered directly with the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.  He is a noted scholar in soil and environmental chemistry, and was the Director of the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment at the University of Kentucky prior to joining CSIRO in 2013.

Diane R. Smith, Member at Large
Trinity University

Diane R. Smith, currently Professor of Geosciences at Trinity University, has led a career filled with service to geoscience organizations. She has been active in many organizations including GSA as well as the Council on Undergraduate Research. She has served on many committees helping organize meetings, scholarships, awards and research in addition to maintaining her own research program in Igneous Petrology and Volcanology at Trinity University. Her peers recognize her for her stalwart service to the geoscience community, and noted that she will carry this level of enthusiasm and commitment to AGI.

Scott W. Tinker, Past President
Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Scott Tinker was the 2013 AGI Awardee for Outstanding Contributions to the Understanding for Geoscience, namely for his work on the documentary Switch, co-produced with Harry Lynch as part of the Switch Energy Project. Tinker is actively engaged in building bridges between academia, industry, and government. In 2000, after 17 years in the oil and gas industry, Tinker joined the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Allday Endowed Chair in the Jackson School of Geosciences. He has given more than 500 invited and keynote lectures and visited nearly 50 countries. Dr. Tinker is the Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and the State Geologist of Texas, and a past President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Association of American State Geologists.

Daniel D. Domeracki, AGI Foundation Chair
Vice President, Government and Industry Relations, Schlumberger Limited

Dan Domeracki is Vice President, Government and Industry Relations for Schlumberger Limited. He joined Schlumberger through the acquisition of Intera Inc. (Eclipse reservoir modeling software) in 1995 where was Executive Vice President for Reservoir Consulting. joined Schlumberger in 1995 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility at Schlumberger since that time. During his career with Schlumberger, Domeracki served on several task groups to look at technology development and corporate organizational evolution. He is an executive corporate sponsor for selected acquisitions, served on the Schlumberger Gender Diversity board and is an active sponsor in the Reservoir Engineering Community SIG in Schlumberger’s Eureka organization. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geology from the University of South Carolina.

 

Allyson K. Anderson Book, Executive Director
American Geosciences Institute

Allyson K. Anderson Book became Executive Director of the American Geosciences Institute on September 6, 2016. Prior to accepting this position she served as the Associate Director of Strategic Engagement of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). She had previously been a senior professional staff member on Chairman Jeff Bingaman's Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Before that she worked on the staff of the Senate Energy Committee, involved in energy and resource related issues.

Mrs. Anderson Book came to D.C. as the 2006-2007 AGI William L. Fisher Congressional Science Fellow having been a petrophysicist/senior geoscientist at ExxonMobil Exploration Company.

She earned her Master's degree in Geology from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis in 2000 and is a former President of the Association for Women Geoscientists and has been an active member and volunteer for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists for more than 20 years. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.