GRC announces election of new President-Elect Jon Trujillo

GRC Annual Meeting Podium, 2014 (source: GRC)
Carlo Cariaga 13 Mar 2019

As President-Elect, Jon Trujillo will become the 27th President of the Geothermal Resources Council effective January 2021.

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the election of Jon Trujillo as President-Elect. He will become the 27th President of the global geothermal energy organization in January 2021 after the term of current President Andy Sabin ends.

Jon Trujillo has served on the Geothermal Resource Council’s board of directors for the last three years. He is currently on the GRC’s executive committee and leads the membership committee. As CalEnergy’s (Berkshire Hathaway Energy) geothermal resource manager, Jon oversees drilling operations, resource management and the facilities’ non-hazardous landfill at the Salton Sea geothermal resource in Southern California. Jon has worked in the geothermal industry and with CalEnergy for ten years. His professional experience also includes mineral exploration in Latin America and geologic modeling.

Jon Trujillo obtained a B.S. in Geology & Geophysics from the University of Missouri – Rolla(currently Missouri University of Science and Technology) in 2002 and spent two years focusing on isotope geochemistry and igneous tectonics at Virginia Tech’s geosciences graduate program. He has also completed business courses at the Harvard University Extension School.

Jon commented on his election: “The GRC membership has a broad range of experience, which we can leverage to continue learning from each other. As well, the US energy market has changed, which makes the next five years critical to the long-term growth of our community. We can make the difference and I’m excited to help lead that change. The addition of Will Pettitt and the Policy Committee are great improvements to our organization and leaders in this transformation. Being appointed President-Elect is a huge honor, and I’m excited to continue supporting our amazing community.”

Source: Geothermal Resources Council