Karen Thompson, PG, Named 2011 Geologist of the Year

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Karen Thompson, a project manager and professional geologist with Smith Management Group in Lexington, was honored recently by the Kentucky Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists as the Geologist of the Year. The award was presented by Frank Ettensohn, president of KY-AIPG and Kentucky State Geologist Jim Cobb.

Thompson works as a consulting geologist with private companies, government agencies, and non-profit corporations to remediate contaminated sites across Kentucky and protect Kentucky’s land, water and resources. She received her master’s degree in geology from the University of Kentucky and has worked in industry and government. She currently chairs the Kentucky Geological Survey’s Advisory Board.

The Kentucky Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists selects a geologist each year who has distinguished themselves in the conduct of their professional life and career as a geologist. Thompson has been a leader in her field and demonstrates the highest levels of the professionalism.

For more information contact us at saras@smithmanage.com or call our offices in Lexington at 859-231-8936 and Louisville at 502-587-6482.


Sara G. Smith
Smith Management Group
859-231-8936 ext. 105