Ms. Craig started her professional career in 1980 as a petroleum engineer at Phillips Petroleum Company, now ConocoPhillips. She held numerous positions at Phillips, Mobil, now ExxonMobil, and Chevron. These positions included various engineering assignments as reservoir engineer and drilling engineer. Her management experience includes West Area Operations Manager; Manager, Worldwide Drilling and Production; President, Phillips Petroleum Resources Ltd in Canada. Other responsibilities included work as a Federal Relations Representative in Washington, DC, while simultaneously serving in the presidential rotation of SPE.
After completing her PhD she worked for Chevron as an in-house consultant within the North American planning and budgeting organization, and in Pittsburgh as Sr. Vice-President, Asset Assessment, for an independent. She currently serves on the Colorado Oil & Gas Commission and is an Adjunct Professor in Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.
Ms. Craig received BS degrees in mineral engineering chemistry and chemical and petroleum refining engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1973 and 1980, respectively; a master's of business administration from Regis University(1987); MSc degrees in international political economy(2006) and mineral economics and business(2002); and her Ph.D. (2005) also from the Colorado School of Mines. Ms. Craig is a member of SPE and the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association. She was the 1998 President of SPE.
In 1987, Ms. Craig received the SPE Young Member Service Award. She served as president of the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association in 1988; Visiting Committee, Colorado School of Mines Chemistry Department (1997, 1999); and received the Mines' Distinguished Achievement Medal (1999). She served as AIME Trustee from 2003-2007 and became the first woman president of AIME when she assumed this role in August 2010.