“SDG 7 - the goal to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.”
Edith is the owner of Rock Whisperer LLC, where she works to engage emerging professionals in energy solutions for a changing world. Rock Whisperer is a Founding Member of the Tulsa Renewable Business Alliance and consults with renewable energy and climate risk mitigation projects. Edith serves on the board of directors of the American Geophysical Union. She is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and the Geological Society of London, and an Honorary Member of the Geosciences Advisory Board at the University of Arkansas. Edith and her husband, Glenn, are Founding Members of the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, where they make their home, and where Edith also volunteers as a member of the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps. In 2018-2019, Edith chaired the ad hoc Committee on Climate Change for the AAPG. She received her BA in Geology from Dartmouth College in 1982, and her MA and PHD in Carbonate Sedimentology from Johns Hopkins University in 1988. Her career in the energy industry began in Houston where she was an international explorer, negotiator, and manager with Amoco and bp. In Oklahoma, Edith worked with Phillips Petroleum on global new ventures, ConocoPhillips on leadership development, Samson Resources on domestic shale gas projects, and in 2008 co-founded TallGrass Energy. Edith has traveled throughout the Americas, Europe, and Africa - where she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2004 - and is conversant in French, Italian and Portuguese.