Board of Geologist Registration

3605 Missouri Boulevard
PO Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-526-7625
Fax: (573)-526-0661


Director: Pamela Groose - Executive Director

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 256.459

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission: Missouri Board of Geologist Registration protects the public from incompetence, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty; licenses only "qualified" professionals by examination and evaluation of minimum competency; enforces standards by implementing legislation and administrative rules; and encourages development and partnerships with existing small businesses.

Function: Missouri Board of Geologist Registration is responsible for reviewing the qualifications and experience of applicants; administering the Fundamentals of Geology and Practice of Geology examinations as developed by the Association of State Boards of Geology; and enforcing the state statutes and regulations concerning the practice of Geology in the state of Missouri.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4

Location of meetings: 3 meetings in Jefferson City, 1 meeting at a university

Duration of meetings: 2-3 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 1-2 hours per meeting

Total time commitment: 20 hours annually

Details on Members

Total members: 8

Appointed members: 7

Term length: 3 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses. Members receive a per diem not to exceed $70.00 for each day devoted to the affairs of the board.

Member Requirements: 5 must be registered geologists, 4 of which must represent different geologic specialties; and 1 of whom must be a state, city, or county employee; 2 members shall be public members. The State Geologist serves as an "ex offico" non-voting member.

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Mr. John Francis Szturo
Geologist 1
Term begins: Dec 6, 2013
Term expires: Apr 11, 2016

Mr. Andrew J Burkemper
Geologist 2
Saint Louis
Term begins: Dec 11, 2015
Term expires: Apr 11, 2016

Ms. Elyn Potter
Geologist 3
Term begins: Jan 4, 2016
Term expires: Apr 11, 2016

Vacant Slot
Geologist 4

Vacant Slot
Geologist-Employee of state or county

Mrs. Rosella L. Schad
Public Member 1
Holts Summit
Term begins: Apr 14, 2016
Term expires: Apr 11, 2017

Vacant Slot
Public Member 2

Mr. Joseph Gillman
State Geologist - ex officio member