Honors & Awards
House Long Service Award
Dwight “Clint” Moore has dedicated many hours of time and energy to the House of Delegates during his 20-plus years of “Long Service” as a delegate. Clint holds degrees in both geology and business from Southern Methodist University, and has held positions of increasing responsibility during a 30-plus-year career at Diamond Shamrock, Anadarko Petroleum, Murphy Oil, and now as Vice-President – Corporate Development at ION Geophysical.
Over the last 20 years, few other members have had more impact on our AAPG Bylaws than Clint, as he worked on improving their clarity and fairness. His HoD achievements span over two decades, whether during his six years of service on the Constitution & Bylaws Committee (C&BLC), multiple times on the Credentials Committee, writing articles for the Delegates’ Voice, or simply answering the calls from past HoD Chairs for guidance and understanding of the C&BL. Few members in AAPG understand the intent, workings, and complexities of our C&BL as well as Clint. His many contributions to the HoD were first recognized by the HoD with its Distinguished Member of the House Award (2001), followed recently with past HoD Chair David Hawk recognizing him for a special award from the Chair for his valued counsel during his term. In the late 1990s, as one of the four members of the HoD’s historic ad hoc International Representation Committee, Clint helped forge our region-section governance structure as it exists today. As Chairman of the C&BLC, Clint led the way for more fairness and openness in our nominations and governance processes, with several bylaw amendments to do just that.
In recent years on the C&BLC, Clint has written additional bylaw amendments to provide clearer guidance to many of the processes and governance of AAPG. His consistent calls for clarity, transparency, and fairness in AAPG, as guided by our bylaws, has made AAPG a more representative and honorable organization.
In addition to being a current C&BLC member (2008–2012), Clint also serves AAPG as Investment Committee Chairman, Career Services Committee Vice-Chairman, and is a past AAPG Treasurer (2004–2006). He also served as Career Services Committee Chairman (2006–2009), as Audit Review Committee Chairman (2005–2006), as a member of the AAPG Advisory Council (1999–2002), as DPA Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman (1995–2000), as President of the Houston Geological Society (1994–1995), and as a 23-year HoD member from HGS.
AAPG’s final Constitutional purpose is “to advance the professional well-being of its members.” Clint clearly exemplifies and champions this core constitutional purpose of AAPG and, in so doing, helps AAPG become every member’s “Career Partner for Life.” AAPG’s members have been enriched by his “Long Service” to the HoD, and his HoD work provides an enduring legacy.