Tara Meek

Tara Meek
Membership Director
Supervisor of Permitting, Williams

As a founding member of the Appalachian Chapter Ms. Tara Meek has been involved in many roles including Special Events Chair, Director at Large, Vice President and most recently President since the Chapters beginning in 2011.

Tara has over a decade of environmental experience including mine reclamation, groundwater and geochemical modeling, creating and maintaining GIS maps and databases, environmental audits, permitting, and site investigations. She began her career as a Geologist working at the West Virginia Geological and Economic survey.

She continued in the Oil and Gas industry at CTL Engineering as a Senior Project Manager. She managed permitting and site design for several large oil and gas companies. She went to work at CONSOL Energy in 2011 and managed all permitting for midstream and water pipelines and facilities for CONSOL and Noble Energy. Tara most recently is working at Williams Companies as Supervisor of Permitting. She is currently overseeing several permit and compliance managers for midstream facilities and pipelines.

In 2004, prior to joining the West Virginia Geological Economic Survey (WVGES), Tara received her Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Geoscience from West Virginia University. She continued her education at WVU receiving her Master’s Degree with dual specialization in Hydrogeology and Environmental Microbiology.

She has enjoyed visiting her family in Ireland every 2-4 years since the age of 2. Her most recent visit was in September 2013.Tara’s mother originates from Dublin, Ireland where her maternal family still resides. She enjoys running and entering races for fun. Tara has raced in over 20 races and obstacle courses in the past 6 years, most recently a 10k on the beach of Portmarnock, Ireland. She completed the April 2013 Tough Mudder 12 mile obstacle course and enjoys training for future obstacle courses.

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