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Meet & Brief Luncheons
March 15 and 22

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Speaker: Ed Saade, President, Fugro USA 

Topic: Tapping Seabed Wealth Starts with Mapping
 
Date: March 15, 2017 (Wednesday)
 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00PM
 
Location: Sullivan's Steakhouse - Library (320 West 5th Avenue - 5th Avenue Mall)
 
Parking: FREE at the 5th Avenue Mall Parking Garage (parking will be validated)
 
About Ed Saade: Edward J. (Ed) Saade is president of Fugro USA and regional director of Fugro's Marine Division in the Americas. Appointed to these positions in 2014, he currently oversees a staff of 1300, operating from eleven primary offices located as far north as Alaska, and as far south as Brazil.

Mr. Saade has over 40 years of surveying and engineering services experience, including formative assignments in Alaska between 1975 and 1995. Working as a party chief on survey operations in the Bering, Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, he developed a lasting affection for the state and a keen understanding of its resource development potential.

Mr. Saade holds a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed Ph.D. courses and research in marine geophysics at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics. He is a California Professional Geophysicist and is an author/co-author of over 70 reports and studies related to seafloor geology and sub-bottom conditions.

 
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Speaker: Lisa Herbert, Vice President of Public Relations, Usibelli Coal Mine

Topic: An Overview of Usibelli Coal Mine
 
Date: March 22, 2017 (Wednesday)
 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00PM
 
Location: Sullivan's Steakhouse - Library (320 West 5th Avenue - 5th Avenue Mall)
 
Parking: FREE at the 5th Avenue Mall Parking Garage (parking will be validated)
 
About Usibelli Coal Mine: Founded in 1943 by Emil Usibelli, Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. (UCM) is located in the mountains of the Alaska Range, near the town of Healy, Alaska. UCM is 115 miles south of Fairbanks and 250 miles north of Anchorage adjacent to the Parks Highway and Alaska Railroad. UCM currently has a work force of approximately 115 employees, and operates year-round. Mine production has grown from 10,000 tons in 1943 to an average between 1.2 and 2 million tons of coal per year. Currently the only operational coal mine in Alaska, UCM is supported by the most modern mining equipment and state-of-the-art engineering. Today, UCM supplies coal to six Interior Alaska power plants and over the years has exported coal to Chile, South Korea, Japan and several other Pacific Rim destinations.
 
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