Krista Clark of Neel-Schaffer appointed to Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists

JACKSON, Miss. (June 22,2021) – Neel-Schaffer Geologist Krista Clark, RPG, was recently appointed by Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves to serve a four-year term on the Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists.

The six-member Board oversees state-sponsored licensing, testing and continuing education for Professional Geologists in Mississippi.

Clark is a Registered Professional Geologist (RPG) who joined Neel-Schaffer in 2010 and has more than 11 years of experience as an Environmental Geologist. Among her duties at Neel-Schaffer is the assessment and remediation of underground storage tanks. She also performs project management and field work for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, subsurface investigations, and remediation of groundwater contamination.

“Krista is a tremendous asset to Neel-Schaffer and our environmental services clients,” said Keith O’Keefe, PE, who manages Neel-Schaffer’s Central Mississippi operations. “She embodies the dedication, professionalism and integrity for which Neel-Schaffer is known.  We are very proud of Krista for being appointed to the Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists and thankful she chooses Neel-Schaffer to practice geology.”

“I’m happy to help in any way I can,” said Clark, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Millsaps College. “I feel honored to have been appointed and have a lot of respect for the Board members.”

Clark represents the Geotechnical/Environmental Industrial Sector. Other Board members include Board President Stanley Galicki of Millsaps College, representing the Academic Sector; Board Vice President Julie Kelley, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/ERDC, representing the Government Sector; Neil Barnes of Strong Rock Operating Company, representing the Mining/Extraction Sector; and James Starnes of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, representing the At-Large Sector.

Clark’s term expires in 2024.

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