WMC Officers - Advisory Committee
Wanda Burget

Rebecca Blackburn

Wanda Burget has over 38 years of experience in environmental project management. Wanda's specialties include mineral leasing, permitting and mine closure; due diligence investigations; air emission and greenhouse gas inventory, control strategies, and permitting; regulatory and government policy; community relations and sustainable natural resource development.

Her years of work leading and promoting environmental stewardship, sustainable development, project management, community outreach and stakeholder relations have provided her a substantial portfolio of experience and industry knowledge - not only within the mining industry, but with the energy and agricultural industries as well. She has a solid record of effective engagement in industry, stakeholder and community issues and has been entrusted with positions of leadership and responsibility in numerous local, state, regional and national workgroups and coalitions comprising a broad and diverse cross-section of stakeholders.

Wanda is a co-owner and principal of Accord Resource Solutions, LLC, a woman-owned natural resource-focused consultancy based in Wyoming and serves as the Executive Director of the Wyoming Mining Natural Resource Foundation. The Foundation is currently managing a large landscape-scale conservation effort created to benefit the Greater sage-grouse which was initiated by the mining industry in southwestern Wyoming.

Prior to starting her consultancy, Wanda served as the Vice President of Environmental Services for Norwest Corporation based in Salt Lake City, Utah for 3 years and worked for Peabody Energy Corporation for 29 years. Her responsibilities with Peabody included serving as Director, Sustainable Development for Peabody's U.S. operations and managing permitting and environmental compliance for four major surface mining operations in Wyoming. She was also the environmental lead for Peabody's federal coal leasing efforts and a member of Peabody's international project support team.