University of Southern California USC Center for Geothermal Studies The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC

Laurie M. Hietter, Jill R. Haizlip and Eli Ibrahimzade join CGS Advisory Board


March 31, 2015 —  

Laurie McClenahan Hietter has over 30 years of experience analyzing the environmental effects and permitting geothermal and other energy and infrastructure projects through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as other state- and country-specific regulations.


Jill R. Haizlip

Jill R. Haizlip is the president and Principal Geochemist of Geologica. She has over 30 years of experience in geothermal resource evaluation. Aside from geochemistry, she has expertise in all aspects of geothermal development from exploration, development strategy, production, well testing, environmental planning and compliance, and due diligence for financial and environmental risk assessment. 


Eli Ibrahimzade

Eli Ibrahimzade, raised in Europe, a USC alumni, has extensive international business experience in Finance and Energy. He is a member, Board of Directors of Los Angeles Chapter of American Jewish Committee (AJC). He is also a National Energy Committee member for US Energy Policy at AJC.