Luncheon Speakers Announced
Tyler Priest Set For Luncheon Talk
Tyler Priest, chief historian for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators history project and author of The Offshore Imperative: Shell Oil’s Search for Petroleum in Postwar America, is the speaker for this year’s All-Convention Luncheon in San Antonio.
The luncheon, which also will include recognition of Mary Fitts as the AAPG Teacher of the Year, is set from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Monday, April 21.
Priest, also this year’s winner of the AAPG Geosciences in the Media Award, will talk about Shell’s role in offshore Gulf of Mexico during his speech. He is chief historian for two Department of Interior projects involving the offshore industry, and currently is also working on two other books about the history of offshore oil.
TRC Member To Speak At Luncheon
Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones, a former three-term member of the Texas House of Representatives, will be the speaker for the Division of Professional Affairs luncheon in San Antonio during the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.
Jones will be talking on “Leading the New Energy Revolution.”
The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.
Jones, immediate past chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, was appointed commissioner by Gov. Rick Perry to fill a vacancy. In 2006 she was elected to a full six-year term. She serves as the Commission’s representative to the Coastal Coordination Council.
During her tenure in the Texas legislature she was one of the state’s three appointees to the Southern States Energy Board.
Jones’ talk will offer her views, as a regulator and policymaker, on how people can make a positive contribution toward enhancing the country’s energy security.