James Hemsath, current Doctor of Management student, appointed to the U.S. Department of the Interior

Posted 11.13.2015

James Hemsath

James Hemsath, current student in the Doctor of Management Class of 2017, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of the Interior's North Slope Science Initiative Science Technical Advisory Panel as a member with expertise in petroleum engineering.

Hemsath will serve a three-year term. The Panel assists in identifying and prioritizing inventory, monitoring, and research needs regarding the management of public lands and off-shore resources on Alaska's North Slope. It also provides other scientific advice to the North Slope Science Initiative Executive Director and Oversight Group.

Hemsath is the director of project development and asset management at the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), a state corporation, where he is responsible for new project development and strategic planning.

Hemsath has 35 years experience in the energy fields managing the development of large projects, predominately in the oil and gas fields. He has worked in the oil industry as a project manager and consultant with special expertise in the application of management systems, change management, technical integrity and quality management.

In the DM program, Hemsath is researching how transnational, cross-cultural, multiparty collaborations function.


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