Government Relations Committee Members

SSA’s public policy activities include educating our members on policy issues that affect the science, issuing resolutions or position statements on seismic matters, and providing information on seismic issues to U.S. legislators and staff, including responding to invitations to provide testimony before congressional committees.

  • Lisa Grant Ludwig (Chair), University of California, Irvine
  • John Anderson, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Rick AsterColorado State University
  • Keith KnudsenUnited States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Bill Leith, Seismologist
  • Jim MoriKyoto University
  • Stuart NishenkoPacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program
  • Heather DeShon, Southern Methodist University
  • William R. Walter, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Deborah Weiser, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Mike West, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • John Townend (ex officio), SSA President, Victoria University of Wellington