The GEMS Board of Directors is comprised of 16 members (15 person plus immediate past president). In 1994, the founding Board was appointed by the dean and since that initial appointment, board members have been nominated and/or elected by the general GEMS membership and the active Board of Directors. Board members have a three-year minimum term of office, are committed to attending two board meetings each year at University Park, actively serve on at least one committee, and provide assistance in developing the society and its programming. The officers are selected by the current Board of Directors for a two-year term.
GEMS Board Members
Product Manager, Oilfield Chemicals, Shrieve Chemical Products, Inc.
Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering '91
E. Scott Billingsley
Vice President of Geology and GIS, Pennsylvania General Energy Company
Joseph Frantz, Jr.
VP Engineering Technology, Range Resources Corporation
Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering '81
Nicole Reed Fry
Managing Consultant, Energy Practice, Navigant Consulting
Environmental Systems Engineering '05, Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering '08
'76 Earth Science, '77 Environmental Pollution Control
Marketing Manager, Student Affairs, Penn State
University Park, Pennsylvania
'08, '10 Geosciences
Bernadette Woods Placky
Chief Meteorologist and Climate Matters Program Director, Climate Central
Princeton, New Jersey
Manager, Weather and Streamflow Forecasting, Bonneville Power Administration
Ceramic Science and Engineering '82
Research Engineer, NSF International
Materials Science and Engineering '11
Ann Arbor, Michigan