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Bureau of Economic Geology Visiting Committee 2015
Each year, a small group of influential leaders from government, industry, nongovernmental organizations, and academia convene to learn about the Bureau of Economic Geology’s research and to exchange views on issues vital to its success. The Bureau’s Visiting Committee met recently in what was widely regarded as a very productive opportunity to discuss weathering current economic conditions and positioning the Bureau for continued achievement in years to come.

Several new members were welcomed to the Visiting Committee this year including Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation Vice President of Sustainability Programs Marilu Hastings, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar, and Chief Executive Officer of University Lands Mark Houser.

The Visiting Committee members heard from researchers Julia Gale, Bill Ambrose, Bridget Scanlon, Todd Caldwell, Tiffany Caudle, Greg Frébourg, and Gürcan Gülen about a wide range of the Bureau’s work. Talks focused on projects ranging from the Texas Soil Observation Network to water research initiatives to gas-power linkages in the electricity sector of the economy.

Seeking and then acting upon expert advice might be considered unusual for an organization with the Bureau’s reputation and track record, but thoughts captured from the Committee meeting’s discussions will definitely guide forthcoming planning efforts. The Bureau of Economic Geology is extremely fortunate to have a select group of leadership volunteers with the kind of expertise, clout, and care for the institution’s well-being that its Visiting Committee brings to the table each year.
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