Dr. Will Pettitt is Executive Director of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC). The GRC is a non-profit professional association that was established in the U.S.A. in 1972 and today has over 1200 members in 44 countries. The GRC supports and promotes geothermal energy to a wide audience of government, industry, academia and the general public, through communication of robust research, knowledge and guidance. Will is an applied geophysicist expert in induced seismicity and geomechanics. Will’s career has focused on helping industry, government and academia solve challenging problems in subsurface engineering. Before leading the GRC, he was General Manager and Vice President of Itasca Consulting Group in Minneapolis and managed the operations of a microseismic monitoring firm in the United Kingdom. He is the creator of a leading commercial microseismic software system and has developed unique high-frequency data-acquisition equipment. Will has published on a wide range of topics, is a frequent keynote speaker, and has participated in government and organizational committees.