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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has announced the appointment of Allyson K. Anderson Book as its new Executive Director.  She will join AGI on September 6, 2016.

Anderson Book comes to AGI from the Department of the Interior, where she has served as the Associate Director of Strategic Engagement of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).  Prior to joining BSEE she was a senior professional staff member on Chairman Jeff Bingaman’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

She is a former President of the Association for Women Geoscientists and has been an active member and volunteer for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists for more than 20 years.   She has also served on many other volunteer, professional outreach and education committees through professional geoscientific organizations. Anderson Book is also currently an adjunct professor and Energy Scholar at Georgetown University’s Science in the Public Interest Program.