Mary Springer
Mary Springer
Board of Councilors

Springer has served as a public affairs advisor in the energy industry for multicultural and multi company management teams in Kazakhstan, Russia, UK and U.S. for more than 22 years.

Seconded from Mobil to the Caspian Sea Consortium management team (AGIP, British Gas, BP, Mobil, Shell, Statoil, Total and Kazakhoil) for the seismic phase of the Kashagan Field, one of the largest oil discoveries in the last 30 years, Springer was responsible with Kazakh colleagues for managing seminars, community and media relations in Aktau, Atyrau and Almaty to enhance and protect the image of the Consortium. She coordinated with the management team a communications plan for government officials and the public with regard to geology, geophysics, the environment and for attracting foreign investment to Kazakhstan. The Kashagan seismic phase was completed ahead of schedule and under budget in 1997.

As Assistant Secretary, Mobil Foundation, Springer was responsible for placement and evaluation of educational, medical and civic grants worldwide. She made site visits to donee organizations to evaluate effectiveness and joined medical airlifts to Ethiopia and Guatemala to observe emergency relief procedures and managed logistics for an airlift of 70,000 pounds of medical supplies to Sakhalin, Russia. She presented a case study on Mobil's support of the Festival of Indonesia before 90 representatives of cultural ministries from 30 countries at the Salzburg Seminar on Economics of the Arts, Salzburg, Austria.

For the new Mobil Environmental Affairs and Toxicology Department in Princeton, Springer advised the director on key public issues relating to the environment and toxicology 1980-1982. She worked in tandem with regulatory agencies and coordinated scientific meetings with major corporations and government policy makers with regard to biochemical and toxicological research. She attended courses on toxicology (MIT, American College of Toxicology, New York Academy of Sciences).

At Fusion Energy Corporation with a focus on a potential new clean energy source, as Vice President, Springer prepared with Booz-Allen a research proposal for the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Technology Assessment, and the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy 1976-1980. With physicists from Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Greece and Yugoslavia, she gave a progress report before the US Department of Energy.

At the University of Michigan Survey Research Center 1968-1976 as a research associate Springer prepared data reports for the 140 worldwide members of the Inter-university Consortium for Political Research and initiated data management systems and trained research assistants.

Springer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Michigan State University. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs.