HoD Officer CandidateS
Patrick J. Gooding
Kentucky Geological Survey
The University of Kentucky
I am deeply honored to be nominated as a candidate for Secretary/Editor of the House of Delegates. If elected to that position, I will strive to serve with much enthusiasm, passion, and dedication and would execute the duties of the position with pride and professionalism.
For the last four years, I have served as the Chair of the Credentials Committee in the House. This position also has allowed me the privilege of meeting most of the delegates and I have gained a better understanding of the workings of the House of Delegates. For the last two years, I have also served as Chairman of the AAPG Preservation of Geoscience Data Committee and I have been a member of the GeoTour Committee. Working on these committees has given me invaluable experience and insight. This knowledge will enable me to serve you more effectively. I have also held several leadership positions in a number of organizations, including professional, civic, and educational areas. I have used my leadership skills and strengths to accomplish greater success in each of these groups.
Through each organization that I have been associated with, I have always found a greater calling to serve others through my volunteerism. As an elected leader, I will be afforded the opportunity to accomplish more and achieve greater success in attaining the goals of the organization rather than just talking about them.
World events have placed unprecedented demands on our organization and this requires strong leadership. I would deeply appreciate your consideration for the office of Secretary/ Editor and the privilege of continuing to serve AAPG.