'02-'03 Executive Committee Seated
Dan Smith Assumes AAPG Reins
Daniel L. Smith has assumed the leadership
of the association's Executive Committee for 2002-2003.
Smith, executive vice president of exploration for
Sandalwood Oil & Gas in Houston, served as AAPG president-elect
A native Houstonian, Smith received a bachelor's
degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his professional
career with Pan American Petroleum (now BP Amoco), and in 1967 joined
Roberts and Whitson Petroleum as exploration manager.
Over the following years he worked for Texoil Co.
as part owner, executive vice president and exploration manager.
In 1992 he joined Texas Meridian Resources (now the Meridian Resource
Corp.) as a consultant and later joined the company as vice president
of exploration, retiring in 1999 as vice president-new ventures.
He joined Sandalwood in June 1, 2001.
Joining Smith on the Executive Committee are Stephen
A. Sonnenberg, of EnCana Energy Resources in Denver, who recently
was voted president-elect by the AAPG membership. Sonnenberg is
manager of the DJ Sub-Business Unit for EnCana (formerly North American
Resources). He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in geology
from Texas A&M and a doctorate from Colorado School of Mines.
He will serve as AAPG president in 2003-04.
Also recently elected to the 2002-03 Executive Committee
- Vice President -- Peter M. Lloyd, business development
director in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for Schlumberger NexT (one-year
- Treasurer -- Paul Weimer, of the University of Colorado,
Boulder, and a consulting geologist (two-year term).
- Chairman of the House of Delegates -- Terry L. Hollrah,
of Hollrah Exploration, Oklahoma City.
Remaining on the committee are:
- Secretary Charles J. Mankin, director of Sarkeys Center
at the University of Oklahoma and director of the Oklahoma Geological
- Elected editor John Lorenz, of Sandia Laboratories in