Jerry Prewett has worked for DNR for more than 20 years. Prewett served nine years with the Missouri Geological Survey’s Environmental Geology section, where his primary duty was groundwater protection related to domestic, municipal and industrial waste generators. As chief of the division’s Geologic Resources section, Prewett helped collect and maintain information about Missouri’s geologic, stratigraphic, and mineral resources and hazard assessment. Later, as Geological Survey Program director, he focused on groundwater protection through proper well construction and plugging, environmental oversight and resources assessment and evaluation. Currently, Prewett serves as Deputy Director and Assistant State Geologist for the Missouri Geological Survey.
Prewett received his Bachelor of Science in Geology in 1992 from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Prewett is registered with Missouri’s Board of Geologist Registration, giving credential to support health, safety and welfare of Missouri citizens through sound geologic practices.