AGI Executive Committee

Eve S. Sprunt, President
Rodney C. Ewing, President Elect
Heidi L. Hoffower, Treasurer
Keri A. Nutter, Secretary
Jonathan D. Arthur, Member at Large
Carolyn G. Olson, Member at Large
Diane R. Smith, Member at Large
Jean M. Bahr, Past President

Daniel D. Domeracki, AGI Foundation Chair

Allyson K. Anderson Book, Executive Director
American Geosciences Institute
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Email: aandersonbook@americangeosciences.org

AGI's Past Leadership


Eve S. Sprunt, President
Eve Sprunt & Associates

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.

Rodney C. Ewing, President Elect
Stanford University

Rod Ewing is the Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security and Co-Director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Stanford University. He has written extensively on issues related to nuclear waste and is a co-editor of Radioactive Waste Forms for the Future (1988) and Uncertainty Underground – Yucca Mountain and the Nation’s High-Level Nuclear Waste (2006). From 2012 to 2017, he was Chair of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Founding Editor of the magazine Elements, and a past president of the Mineralogical Society of America and the International Union of Materials Research Societies.

Heidi L. Hoffower, Treasurer
Chevron

Heidi Hoffower is currently the Exploration Advisor for the Chevron’s Asia-Pacific region.  She has held numerous roles setting strategic direction, managing people and significant budgets, and developing oil opportunities within Chevron since 2008.  Ms. Hoffower started her oil and gas industry career at ExxonMobil in 2003 where she worked on global upstream projects.  She earned her Master's degree in Geoscience from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002 and Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Wyoming in 1999.  Heidi is a former President of the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), and has been an active member of AWG and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Keri A. Nutter, Secretary
Mahawie Consultants LLC

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 G. Olson, Member at Large

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.

Jonathan D. Arthur, Member at Large
Florida Geological Survey

Dr. Jonathan D. Arthur is State Geologist of Florida and Director of the Florida Geological Survey.  He holds degrees from Florida State University and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.  Jon is also a member of IAH and NGWA.  He has had leadership roles with the Association of American State Geologists (President 2014-2015), the Florida Association of Professional Geologists (President 2003-2006), the AIPG Florida Section Executive Committee (2007 – 2009) and has served on National Academy of Science committees.  His areas of specialization include hydrogeochemistry and aquifer vulnerability, with special interest in geoscience policy and advocacy.

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.

Jean M. Bahr, Past 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.

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. 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.