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Lloyd Cluff

Lloyd S. Cluff is Director of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Geosciences Department and is responsible for PG&E’s Earthquake Risk Management Program for all PG&E facilities. Mr. Cluff was a Visiting Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Nevada at Reno. He also served as the Utilities Commissioner on the California Seismic Safety Commission for almost 15 years, two terms as chairman (1988-1990 and 1997-1999). Lloyd has served as president of the Association of Engineering Geologists, president of the Seismological Society of America (SSA), and president of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). A few of his professional honors include: 2009, awarded the George W. Housner Medal by the Earthquake Research Institute; recipient of the 2006, Western States Seismic Safety Policy Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Excellence for Lifetime Achievement is Earthquake Risk Reduction; 2003, recipient of the William B. Joyner Memorial Lecture Award for his role in the interface between Earthquake Science and Engineering and Public Policy, sponsored by the SSA and the EERI; in 2002, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, chairman of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee, a committee mandated by Congress to serve as oversight of the US Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program; in 2000, he received the John Wesley Powell Award, the highest citizens’ award from the US Geological Survey, for his lifetime contributions to seismic safety and public policy; 1998, awarded the Alfred E. Alquist Medal from the California Earthquake Safety Foundation for his achievements in improving California’s seismic safety; 1992, elected a Fellow in the California Academy of Sciences; 1978, elected a Member of the National Academy of Engineering for his earthquake science contributions to resolving seismic safety issues in earthquake engineering.

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