Meet the Geothermal Rising Staff

Understand more about our core staff: who they are, where they come from, and what they do!
Brian Schmidt - Librarian/Industry Analyst

Brian manages Geothermal Rising's website and library database, and is your primary contact for any library services. He also conducts industry research and formats and edits many of our publications, as well as serving as staff liaison to several of GR's committees.

Brian is a professional librarian with an M.A. and an MLIS, and had held a variety of library and archive management positions prior to joining Geothermal Rising.

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Brian Schmidt, Librarian/Industry Analyst
Vicki Lindberg - Meeting Manager

Vicki has been an association professional specializing in meeting and event management for nearly 25 years planning meetings for a wide variety of associations including healthcare, scientific, trade and other not-for-profit environments. Prior to joining Association Headquarters, Vicki worked for the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) where she led HDA’s successful efforts to reimagine their annual conferences and seminars increasing attendee, sponsor and exhibitor participation and overall attendee satisfaction.  She joined AH in 2019 and has been the meeting manager for the Project Management Institute Washington DC Chapter, Geothermal Rising, the National Airduct Cleaners Association and the Society For Biomaterials. She is working towards her Certified Meeting Professional and Digital Event Strategist designations. A consummate professional, she is committed to delivering superior programming and events that add value to the organization while creating a lasting, memorable experience for participants.

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Vicki Lindberg, Meeting Manager
Dana Groves - Industry Relations Manager

Dana is your point of contact on the Geothermal Rising team for Corporate and Policy Committee memberships.  In addition, she'll work with you, to help your organization achieve its marketing goals through sponsorship, exhibit, and advertising opportunities. 

Dana's skill set and experience working with non-profits and trade groups help ensure that Geothermal Rising is offering our industry partners comprehensive marketing and member-based solutions.  In her role as Industry Relations Manager, she'll work to ensure your partnership with GR meets and exceeds your expectations.

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Dana Groves, Industry Relations Manager
Graham Mitchell - Membership/Meeting Coordinator

Graham manages Geothermal Rising's member database, assists on many facets of the annual Geothermal Rising Conference, and serves as the primary contact for all member services.  Graham has worked in member services for several years, most recently for a New Jersey energy trade association.

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Graham Mitchell, Membership/Meeting Coordinator