a candidate for vice president of AAPG, is a consultant
in Lafayette, Calif., having previously worked for Chevron
for 37 years.
A Los Angeles native,
Lewis received his bachelor's degree in geology from the
California Institute of Technology and his master's degree
in geology from Northwestern University.
After joining Chevron
in 1958, his career was equally divided between exploration
assignments in the western United States and international
venues, plus assignments with the Corporate Computer Service
and Corporate Planning groups.
Beginning with field
work in Utah and then on the North Slope of Alaska, his
U.S. work included seven years working in the San Joaquin
Basin of California. Turning to international exploration,
Lewis spent five years in Australia and Indonesia, and then
managed Chevron's exploration in Asia Pacific and Europe
for another nine years.
His most recent
positions were general manager of exploration for the western
U.S. and corporation chief geologist.
An AAPG member since
1958, Lewis is a member of the House of Delegates, has been
chair of the House Nominations Committee and currently serves
as chair of the House Future of Earth Scientists committee.
He has been a speaker in the Visiting Geologist Program,
technical program coordinator for the 1996 AAPG annual meeting
in San Diego, has served on the Standing Technical Program
and Corporate Liaison committees, and is chair of the Earth
Science Teacher of the Year subcommittee of the Youth Education
and Activities Committee.
An AAPG Foundation
Trustee Associate, Lewis represents the Pacific Section
on the AAPG Advisory Council and is a charter member of
the Division of Environmental Geosciences.
Lewis is immediate
past-president of the Northern California Geological Society.
He pursues his interest in Earth Science K-12 education
by serving on the American Geological Institute's Advisory
Committees for two new earth Science Curricula, Investigating
Earth Systems for grades 5-8 and Earth Science in the Community
for high school. He recently has been asked to join the
Advisory Board for a third new earth science text being
considered by the AGI.