Vicki S. McConnell
Executive Director, Geological Society of America
Vicki S. McConnell is the Executive Director of The Geological Society of America (GSA) and has served as the ED since 2015. GSA serves the broad geoscience community in disseminating science and research for the betterment of the earth and society as well as providing tools and assistance to students and professionals for career advancement. She is the former State Geologist of Oregon and Director of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. There she led a team of scientists and engineers focused on mitigating natural hazards and identifying energy and mineral resources. She received her Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks specializing in volcanology, geologic hazards, and geothermal energy resources.