WMC Officers - Advisory Committee

Wanda Burget, Director of Sustainability,
Peabody Energy

Rebecca Blackburn

Wanda Burget is currently the Vice President of Environmental Services for Norwest Corporation based in Salt Lake City, Utah. In this role, Ms. Burget is leading the growth of Norwest’s U.S. environmental practice. She has over 34 years of mining and energy industry experience primarily in environmental issues management and regulatory affairs roles.

Prior to joining Norwest, she served as Director, Sustainable Development for Peabody Energy Corporation. Her 29 years with Peabody also included responsibilities for managing permitting and environmental compliance for four major surface mining operations, and serving as the environmental lead for Peabody’s federal coal leasing efforts.

Her background also includes the development of air quality inventories and permits; emission control strategies; due diligence evaluations, permitting on federal, state, and local levels; government relations, regulatory affairs, and leasing policy issues; and community relations.

Prior to joining Peabody Energy, she served in management roles with Safety Management Systems and Thunder Basin Coal Company. She has a B.S. degree in biology from Augustana College Sioux Falls, SD and has served in leadership roles with numerous community and industry-based organizations.