Nicole Lautze Elected to Geothermal Rising Board of Directors

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Dr. Nicole Lautze

Congrats to our director Dr. Nicole Lautze for her election to the Geothermal Rising Board of Directors (academic seat)! When running for the board, Nicole said,

“As a board member, I will ensure that GRC is meeting the needs of its members, will promote outreach that emphasizes the unique benefits of geothermal to governmental agencies and communities, and will encourage environmental stewardship, public acceptance, and developing the next generation of geothermal leaders.”

News Release:

Geothermal Rising (formerly Geothermal Resources Council), the world’s largest direct-membership geothermal professional and industry association, is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. All five appointees have been selected based on their wealth of experience, industry knowledge, and commitment to advancing Geothermal Rising’s mission.

“Congratulations to all our new Directors who start on the Board in January. We have a busy program in the New Year with our webinar series starting, the launch of our new website, and preparations for San Diego 2021 getting into full swing, amongst many others,” said Will Pettitt, Geothermal Rising Executive Director. “I’d like to thank all the Directors that have been with us the past two years through some amazing changes to the organization and through the difficulties this year with COVID-19. I’d also like to thank all our candidates for the Board this year; it was a very strong and talented group. As we transition into the New Year we will have a much reduced and efficient Board size and will be needing many volunteers to help advise and guide the organization and our program. Anybody interested to help should reach out to us. Looking forward to a bright New Year for geothermal.”Nicole Lautze Geothermal Rising Geothermal Resource Council

The five newly elected Geothermal Rising Board Members include:

Nicole Lautze, Academic Seat
Mark Gran, Utility Seat
Jericho Reyes, Developer Seat
Laure Mora, At Large Seat
Doug Hollett, At Large Seat

Photos of the new Board of Directors can be seen on the Geothermal Rising website HERE.

As Geothermal Rising enters 2021, we will focus on our core purpose of helping to elevate and build our geothermal community and expanding the public’s awareness, understanding, and perception of geothermal energy. If you are a professional, student, or company in the geothermal industry, please consider joining our association to help make this possible.

About the Geothermal Rising
Founded in 1972, Geothermal Rising (formerly Geothermal Resources Council), is the oldest geothermal association on Earth, serving as the main professional and educational association for the geothermal community and public. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we empower the advancement of human understanding and practical use of geothermal energy through collaboration and communication of robust research, knowledge, and guidance. For more information, please visit

“Geothermal Rising Announces 2021 Board of Directors Election Winners: Five New Directors Have Been Appointed for the 2021 Election”
Jan. 5, 2021, News Release by Geothermal Rising

Nicole Lautze Geothermal Rising Geothermal Resouce Council