Officer candidates have been announced by the Division of Professional Affairs for the 2011-12 term.
Voting is online, and like AAPG officer candidate voting will be open until May 15.
The winner of the president-elect race will be DPA president in 2012-13.
The DPA candidates are:
A "mutual recognition of professional status" agreement has been announced by AAPG's Division of Professional Affairs and the Geological Society of London.
The arrangement applies to Active AAPG members who hold DPA certification, and to Fellows of the Geological Society of London who have Chartered Geologist status.
Under the agreement, "fast-track systems" are now in place to help DPA members quickly become chartered members in the London Geological Society, and for Chartered GSL members to have DPA certification.
Qualified AAPG members should contact Norma Newby , AAPG Divisions manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSL fellows should contact Mohammed Jahangir, Fellowship Services manager.
Daniel J. Tearpock, geologist/hydrogeologist at Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc., is
The Division of Professional Affairs (DPA), a division of AAPG, seeks to promote professionalism and ethical standards, provide a means for professional certification of petroleum geologists, coal geologists, and petroleum geophysicists, assist in career planning, and improve the professional well-being of AAPG members. For more information about the DPA and its activities, visit the DPA Web site.