Candidates for AAPG office have been given the opportunity to respond briefly to the subject: "Why I Accepted the Invitation to be a Candidate for an AAPG Office."
Their responses and biographical information were provided by each candidate and edited only for grammar, spelling and format.
This information will also be provided as hard-copy in the January issue of the EXPLORER and available on the AAPG Web site through the election period. Ballots will be mailed, online in the first quarter of 2009. Results will be posted mid-May 2009.
Candidates were asked to limit their biographies to 350 words and responses to 500 words.
2008-09 Secretary Candidate
William S. Houston
Consultant, Denver, Colo.
Born 1967, Manchester, N.H.
- 1989: B.S., geology, University of Vermont
- 1994: M.S., geology, Colorado State University
- 2002: Ph.D., geology, Michigan Technological University
- 2005-09: Samson, district geologist, Denver, Colo.
- 2004-05: EnCana Oil & Gas, geologist, Denver, Colo.
- 2003-04: Tom Brown Inc., exploration geologist, Denver, Colo.
- 2003: Bill Barrett Corp., consulting geologist, Denver, Colo.
- 2000-03: Cabot Oil & Gas, geologist, Denver, Colo.
- 1999-2000: American Geological Institute, project manager, Alexandria, Va.
- 1997: Santa Fe Energy Resources, consulting geologist, Midland, Texas
- 1997: Monterey Resources, consulting geologist, Bakersfield, Calif.
- 1996: Santa Fe Energy Resources, consulting geologist, Bakersfield, Calif.
Joined AAPG 1992; DPA, DEG and EMD member
DPA Certified Petroleum Geologist #5952
AAPG, Active member 2002
- 2008-present: Energy Minerals Division, member
- 2005-present: Division of Environmental Geosciences, member
- 2007-present: Committee manager, Student Focus Programs
- House of Delegates
- Rocky Mountain Group chair, 2007-present
- Awards Committee, 2006-09
- Delegate, 2006-09
- Alternate, 2003-06, 2002-08
- Annual Conventions
- Technical Session judge, 2002-03, 2007-08
- Technical Session co-chair, 2004
- 2000-07: Student Chapters Committee; chair, 2004-07; vice chair, 2003-04
- 2005-06: Student Focus Coordinating Committee (ad hoc)
Affiliated and Associated Societies and Sections and major offices held
- 2000-present: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists; treasurer, 2004-05; American Geological Institute, Education Advisory Committee, 2001-03; Four Corners Geological Society; Houston Geological Society; Society of Exploration Geophysicists; Society for Sedimentary Geology; Geological Society of America
Publications include Guidebook editor (Paradox Basin, RMAG) and abstracts of various scientific publications.