The AAPG Foundation has announced the recipients of its two highest awards for 2013.
♦ The L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal, given in recognition of extraordinary philanthropy and service in advancing the mission of the AAPG Foundation, goes to AAPG Honorary Member Robert “Bob” Gunn, of Wichita Falls, Texas.
♦ The Chairman’s Award, given to recognize those who have made “extraordinary contributions” to the Foundation, goes to Richard Baile, of Houston.
Gunn, who recently gave a $1 million gift to the Foundation’s General Fund (see December EXPLORER), is one of the founding Trustee Associates, having joined in 1976, and he has supported many of the Foundation’s programs over his entire career.
Gunn, a nationally noted petroleum geologist, was AAPG president in 1978. He also is one of AAPG’s most honored members – awards include the Sidney Powers Memorial Award, AAPG’s highest honor, plus the Public Service Award and the DPA Heritage Award.
Gunn will receive his award at the opening session of the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, which will be held May 19-22 in Pittsburgh.
Baile, also a Foundation Trustee Associate and a longtime supporter of Foundation activities, heads Photo Gravity Corp. He will receive his award at this year’s Trustee Associates annual meeting, to be held Sept. 22-25 at the Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, Wash.