Mary Ann Pritchard Bio
Mary Ann is the Director of the Oklahoma Department of Mines, having served in this position for 25 years. She has been instrumental in organizing the agency to accomplish its mandates while streamlining operations. The agency’s programs include health and safety, land reclamation, mining and non-mining blasting, and the Oklahoma Miner Training Institute. Mary Ann represents Oklahoma on the Interstate Mining Compact Commission, a national organization of states that work together on mining issues. She is currently Vice-President of the South Central Joint Mine Health and Safety Conference Board of Directors.
Originally from Arkansas, Mary Ann first moved to Oklahoma to attend the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She has 2 children and 2 grandchildren, all in Oklahoma City.