TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation (SEGF) Board of Directors has promoted Katie Burk to the new leadership position of Foundation Managing Director. A 15-year employee of SEG, Burk has been recognized within the industry for her stellar professionalism and performance as a Foundation business leader.
SEG recently quashed talks of possible mergers, announcing its decision to remain an independent organization and accelerate transformation of the Society. The transformation begins a new era for SEG and its Foundation, globally advancing the science, creating and enhancing opportunity for the scientists and expanding the global impact of applied geophysics.
“SEG is building for the future, creating programs for what is next for our Society,” SEG Executive Director Jim White said. "As part of her new role, Katie will lead the Foundation in seeking additional private and corporate support to fund those programs.”
Burk will increase collaboration and partnership across the organization, providing leadership and guidance in establishing and implementing strategic direction, policies, procedures, and engaging with key donors and stakeholders to further the Foundation’s mission and to support SEG programs.
Mike Loudin, chair of SEG Foundation’s Board of Directors, added: "The SEG Foundation is committed to providing financial resources to the SEG in its efforts to support students and practitioners of applied geophysics, and to facilitate the application of geophysics to improve access to water, energy and minerals, and to identify areas prone to earth-related hazards. In her new role, Katie will facilitate the efforts of donors, staff and volunteers to create and strengthen partnerships with new and existing donors, building on our current programs and create exciting new ones. We're all very proud of the work Katie has done for us over the years, and we are looking forward to working with her in this new role."
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is committed to connecting and inspiring the people and science of geophysics. SEG provides educational and technical resources to the global geosciences community through publications, books, events, forums, professional development, young-professionals programs and more. Founded in 1930, SEG fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in exploration and development of natural resources, characterization of near surface, and mitigation of earth hazards. For more information visit www.seg.org.