FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2019
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) today announced plans to restructure its organization to ensure high-quality, ongoing services to its member organizations, program partners, and the wider geoscience community.
AGI is implementing staff reductions, streamlining, and reorganizing to continue uninterrupted service to stakeholders. Recognizing that these are challenging times for organizations in the geoscience community, AGI will share lessons learned with stakeholders and members, as part of its tradition of collaborative leadership.
“AGI has proudly provided a unified voice for the geoscience community for more than 70 years,” says AGI Executive Director Allyson K. Anderson Book. “As we look to the future along with our member organizations across the geosciences, we understand that emerging demands are challenging us to be willing to change and respond in new ways.”
“We are confident that the changes we are undertaking today here at AGI will provide a strong, more resilient future for the geosciences tomorrow,” says AGI President Rodney C. Ewing.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of more than 50 scientific and professional associations that represents over a quarter-million geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides geoscientists with access to scholarly information, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and health of the environment.
AGI is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.
Geoff Camphire, Associate Director of Strategic Communications
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