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American Energy Works: Vanessa

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 20, 2012

As a senior landman for Samson Resources, Vanessa works with Bureau of Land Management officials to secure permits for oil and natural gas drilling on federal lands in southwest Wyoming. She’s been at it 25 years.

“I love my job. It’s a fantastic career for women...We get a lot of responsibility. I’ve grown so much.”

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Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.