Geothermal Resources Council Announces New Board of Directors

Anna Carter, Dennis Kaspereit, Bill Rickard and Gene Suemnicht join the new GRC Board of Directors.

Davis, CA, January 29, 2014 --( The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the general membership to 2-year terms. To provide continuity, half of the Board is elected every year. All GRC members are eligible for election to the Board of Directors.

The global GRC membership took part in the ballot in the late fall, and the result was that four new members of the Board were elected:

Anna Carter: Has worked in geothermal exploration and development for over 30 years and has served several terms on the GRC Board of Directors.

Dennis Kaspereit: Vice President of Geothermal Resources, Terra-Gen Power, LLC, Dennis has over 38 years in the geothermal, oil and gas industries.

William (Bill) Rickard: President of Geothermal Resource Group, Inc., Bill has been involved in the geothermal industry for over 35 years.

Gene Suemnicht: CEO and a Principal for EGS Consulting Inc., Gene has more than 35 years of professional experience in the geothermal industry with Unocal Geothermal and ORMAT Technologies.

Anna Carter, Dennis Kaspereit, Bill Rickard and Gene Suemnicht join the six other members who have been re-elected to the Board of Directors: Toni Boyd, Patrick Hanson, Stuart Johnson, Andy Sabin, Elaine Sison Lebrilla and Karl Urbank.

At the end of 2013, the GRC membership stood at almost 1,500 from 49 different countries.

Photos of the new Board of Directors can be seen on the GRC Website at

About the Geothermal Resources Council

With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership bolstering a more than 40-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as the world’s preeminent geothermal association. The GRC serves as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services.

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Ian Crawford