Charlene Wardlow is the Northern District Deputy and Geothermal Program Manager for the California Geologic Energy Management Division. She has a B.S. in geology and a M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, NM. She has over 3 decades of experience in the geothermal industry including 23 years at The Geysers involved in oversight of wellfield and power plant operations. She spent 10-years working for Ormat Technologies, Inc. focused on developing new geothermal projects in California with an emphasis on exploration activities, drilling and well operations, and the power plant construction and operations. She supported environmental compliance for existing projects and coordinated permitting and compliance with the local, state and federal agencies, elected officials including community and public outreach.