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Dwight "Clint" Moore, a candidate for AAPG treasurer, is a project geologist in business analysis for Anadarko Petroleum in Houston.
A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Moore earned two bachelor's degrees, in geology and business administration from Southern Methodist University.
Moore began his career as a petroleum geologist with Diamond Shamrock in 1978 in its Gulf of Mexico US Exploration and Development group in Houston. He became senior staff geologist, and in 1986 became senior business analyst in Dallas.
In 1987 he joined Anadarko, becoming geological supervisor in 1995. In 1997 he became the offshore new ventures supervisor over the eastern Canada offshore group, and then exploration supervisor in 1998. In 1999, he returned to the offshore Gulf of Mexico group as project geologist.
Moore joined AAPG in 1978, and is a Certified Petroleum Geologist. He is a charter member of the Division of Environmental Geologists and a member of the Energy Minerals Division.
AAPG activities include presently serving on the AAPG Advisory Council (1999-2002), as a delegate in the AAPG House of Delegates (1989-2004), vice-chair of DPA's Governmental Affairs Committee and as a member of the Committee on Committees (1994-2002). He was chairman of the AAPG-DPA Governmental Affairs Committee from 1996-2000, chairman of the HOD's Constitution & Bylaws Committee from 1999-2000, and was a member of that committee from 1997-2001. He's a past member of the Education Committee (1995-99), was AAPG's Representative on AGI's Governmental Affairs Program Committee (1997-2000), and served on several additional Advisory Council and House of Delegates ad hoc committees.
He received the HOD's "Distinguished Member of the House" Award in 2001, the DPA's Distinguished Service Award in 2001 and AAPG Certificates of Merit in 1997 and 1999. He is a past president of the Houston Geological Society, and was a technical session chairman at AAPG annual meetings in 1995, 1997 and 1999. He also has been on the GCAGS Board of Directors (1994-95).
He's authored several AAPG-SEPM papers on sub-salt exploration and salt tectonics.
He is a member of the Houston Geological Society, the New Orleans Geological Society, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Geophysical Society of Houston.
Why I Decided To Be a Petition Candidate For AAPG Office
By DWIGHT "CLINT" MOORE
I decided to become a candidate for AAPG office because I firmly believe that AAPG needs to do much more in improving and advancing the relationship with its members. Specifically, AAPG and its leaders should embrace this higher mission of evolving programs and services so the Association becomes our "Career Partner for Life." This would launch us into a new era of greater responsiveness to the needs of our present members, and likely attract potential new ones. Some organizations once offered this relationship to their employees, but today that interdependent policy is seldom found.
Members deserve no less from our professional Association, and our future leaders should focus more on the issues and solutions that will add greatest value to AAPG's member services. In my view, AAPG should evolve toward this vision and embrace it, or risk long-term atrophy or even decline. We should try to offer career counseling services, employment assistance, a skills registry, Web site resumé posting and any other service that will allow AAPG to literally become every member's "Career Partner for Life." If you ever lose your job, AAPG should "be there for you" with programs and services that can make a meaningful difference in finding that next career opportunity. Our Constitution is well stated where it says our purpose is to "advance(s) the professional well being of its members." If effectively implemented, most geologists would want to be an AAPG member just for these programs and services alone. This approach might also help retain some of the 2,000 non-renewing members that we drop each year.
Many members have spoken to me of their concerns with the way AAPG sometimes interacts with its membership. We can improve upon our: 1) continuing education program pricing and formats, 2) convention pricing and services, 3) memoir and publications pricing and formats, and 4) the insurance program's pricing and coverages. Just as important, we need to review the publishing criteria for our AAPG BULLETIN, with the objective of making it more useful to the professional needs of the average member.
After many years in various leadership roles within AAPG, I have come to understand the importance of the treasurer position, and its critical role on the Executive Committee. The treasurer has key fiscal responsibility, and can have a definitive role in the direction of the Association. I seek the treasurer position because it is responsible for "all disbursements of funds" of AAPG's $10+ million budget, where important new programs and services need to be funded. My career experience and second collegiate degree in business-finance with an economics minor, additionally qualify me to analyze the AAPG financial reports and propose more cost-effective ways to achieve our mission.
My commitment is to build a more effective AAPG. We need a strong, well-served AAPG membership with leadership that optimizes AAPG's value and potential to each member. I offer you my energy, dedication and firm commitment to do just that. I seek only to best serve my fellow members, and the goals and aspirations we all share for this great Association.