AGI Welcomes 2018 Executive Committee

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November 13, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) welcomes three new members to the AGI Executive Committee and congratulates Dr. Eve S. Sprunt as she takes office as AGI President. The new and departing members of the Executive Committee were recognized at the Friends of AGI Reception on October 23, 2017, in Seattle.
AGI welcomed the following new members to the Executive Committee:
  • Dr. Rodney C. Ewing (Stanford University) - President Elect
  • Ms. Heidi L. Hoffower (Chevron) - Treasurer
  • Dr. Jonathan D. Arthur (Florida Geological Survey) - Member at Large
AGI's 2017-18 President, Dr. Eve S. Sprunt (Eve Sprunt & Associates), 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.
AGI's 2016-17 President Dr. Jean M. Bahr (University of Wisconsin-Madison) will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as Past President.
Finally, AGI thanks its departing members for their dedication to AGI and its mission:
  • Dr. Scott Tinker (Bureau of Economic Geology) - Past President
  • Ms. Charlene Sundermann (Ecolab) - Treasurer
  • Dr. Paul Bertsch (CSIRO) - Member at Large
Biographies of the new 2017-18 Executive Committee are available at
About AGI
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 52 scientific and professional associations that represents more than 260,000 geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, 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 interaction with 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.
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