Two new departmental directors have been
announced for AAPG.
AAPG member Brenda K. Cunningham has been
named the new outreach director, and David E. Lange was named
as business director.
Cunningham, previously a staff geologist at Arco
Permian in Midland, Texas, assumes a new position at AAPG, which
includes direction of the convention department and international
and domestic outreach responsibilities.
As business director, Lange directs the accounting,
membership, information services and office services departments
-- duties formerly handled by Don A. O'Nesky, who retired July 1.
Cunningham is a native of Great Bend, Kan. She studied
at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and received her bachelor's
degree in geology from the University of Texas, Permian Basin.
Cunningham began her career as a geologist for Enserch
Exploration in Midland and later became senior geologist for American
Trading and Production in Midland. She also served as senior geologist
for two other Midland companies, Cotton Petroleum and Stone Petroleum,
becoming the geologist for Midland-based McDonnold Cos in 1984.
In 1988 she became co-founder and president of West
Texas Digital, working in that capacity until joining Arco Permian
A certified petroleum geologist, Cunningham joined
AAPG in 1977. AAPG activities include numerous activities with the
House of Delegates, including being elected chairman of the House
in 1989-90, and as such served on the AAPG Executive Committee.
She also has performed numerous society and Section activities,
and was elected president of the West Texas Geological Society,
president of the Permian Basin Section SEPM and secretary of the
AAPG Southwest Section. She also served as elected secretary of
the AAPG Division of Professional Affairs.
She received the AAPG Distinguished Service award
in 1995 and Honorary Membership in 2000.
Lange (pronounced Lang), a native of St. Louis, received
a bachelor's in business administration from Southeast Missouri
University and a master's of business administration from the University
of Missouri. He previously was vice president of marketing and administration
for Mitsubishi International in Wixom, Mich.
He also has held executive management positions at
Saddleman Inc. in Logan, Utah, and Purolator Products in Tulsa.
He was also senior marketing analyst at Hilti Inc. and a consultant
for Welling & Vanderslice, which specializes in oil equipment
projects, in Tulsa.
He also served as economics and statistics editor
for the Oil & Gas Journal. Lange has experience in trade association
activities, having served on the executive committee as treasurer
of the Automotive Aftermarket Industries Association with headquarters
in Bethesda, Md.