Primary Leadership and Committee Experience:
2001-2003 Chairman, Board of Trustees, Partnership for Public Warning, ppw.us
1998 Retired to Jackson, Wyoming
1997-1998 Chairman, Working Group on Natural Disaster Information Systems under the
Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction (SNDR) of the Committee on
Environment and Natural Resources (CENR), Office of Science and Technology
Policy (OSTP) in the White House.
1997-1998 Member, Disaster Information Task Force requested by Vice President Gore to
determine the feasibility of a Global Disaster Information Network.
1997-1998 Member, Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction under CENR within OSTP.
1977-1998 Member, Working Group on Crisis Management, under Committee on Information and
Communication within OSTP.
1996-1998 Leader, development of a Real-time Hazards Initiative that integrates hazards programs
across all four divisions of the USGS. Provided briefings for Department of Interior
leaders, Office of Management and Budget and others.
1996-1998 Chairman, USGS Committee on Serving High-volume, Rapid Notifications to plan
more effective dissemination of real-time information in all four Divisions.
1995 Member, Outreach Benchmark Team of the USGS.
1994-1999 Associate Editor, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America.
1992-1995 Member, Education and Outreach Policy Advisory Board, Southern California
Earthquake Center, and Chairman of the Public Information/Affairs Committee.
1990 Conceived of, wrote, produced, raised $750,000 outside of the government, hired a
public-relations firm, and involved more than 100 people in many different agencies in
review of a magazine distributed in 41 newspapers and 3.3 million copies about
earthquakes in northern California and what people can do about them. Received
Public Affairs Award of the Department of Interior, highest award of the National
Association of Government Communicators, and was a Finalist for Federal Employee
of the Year Award in 1991.
1984-1989 Member, interagency working group on research drilling into Novarupta vent, Katmai,
1984-1988 Member and USGS representative, advisory panel to the Department of Geoscience,
University of California, Santa Barbara.
1977-1979 Member, Geophysical Prediction Panel of the Geophysics Study Committee, National
Academy of Sciences
1977-1978 Coordinator, Earthquake Prediction Program. Between 1975 and 1978, led
development of strategic plans for NEHRP, National Earthquake Hazard Reduction
Program, passed by congress in 1977. Guided program through a tripling of the
budget. Briefed Secretary of Interior, the President's Advisory Panel on Anticipated
Advances in Science and Technology, and many others.
1976-1977 Member, Earth Dynamics Advisory Subcommittee, NASA.
1975-1977 Chief, Branch of Seismology, which became Branch of Earthquake Mechanics and
Prediction. Led group of 200 scientists and support staff.
1974-1979 Member, Advisory Panel for Magma Energy Research, Sandia National Labs.
1974-1975 Coordinator, Geothermal Research Program within the Branch of Seismology.
1973-1977 Leader, Working Group on Research on Earthquakes and Crustal Movements in
Volcanic Regions, International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the
1973-1978 Member, Committee on the Solid Earth, Pan American Institute of Geography and
History, Commission on Geophysics.
1973-1975 Developer, Center for Seismic Studies in the Nicaraguan government. Found USAID
and Nicaraguan funding and led training and installation of seismic networks.
1970 Project Director for developing 13 ultra-high-gain broad-band, long-period seismic
systems and installing them in 5 countries for monitoring nuclear tests.
Leadership Outside of Science:
1981-Present Owner and developer of Happiness Country Kennels, a dog and cat kennel currently
boarding, on average, more than 75 animals per night and employing 20 people.
1974-1979 Founder and leader of Sviraci, a five-person Balkan folk-dance orchestra.
1963-1964 Vice President, Dartmouth Outing Club
1962 Hutmaster, Lakes of the Clouds Hut, Appalachian Mountain Club.
1959 As Junior Counselor and Junior Maine Guide, developed Maine Woodsman and Maine
Junior Woodsman programs published in The Art of Living Outdoors in Maine, Maine
Camp Directors Association, 1961.
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