On With the Show, This is IT!  
By David Curtiss / April 2012

The Grammys and the Academy Awards all have been given, and now it’s our turn on the red carpet.

Volunteers – The Engine That Powers AAPG  
By David Curtiss / March 2012

In a previous column we talked about the fact that AAPG is a member-led organization. We elect our officers from among the membership, and these folks donate their time and talent to guide the Association during their term of service.

International Pavilion: Forum for Opportunities  
By David Curtiss / February 2012

Are you a geologist who is continually scouring the planet for new exploration opportunities? Is your passion sifting through reams of data – old and new – coming up with new play concepts?

AAPG Leadership Begins With the EC  
By David Curtiss / January 2012

Our programs are the result of a collaborative partnership between member volunteers, who donate their time, effort and expertise, and AAPG staff worldwide, who offer strategic guidance and provide operational support.

Being ‘Active’ in AAPG Is Important   
By David Curtiss / December 2011

Last month we talked about why a geoscientist engaged in petroleum exploration and production should be a member of AAPG. This month let’s talk about taking your AAPG membership to the next level.

Membership Has Its Privileges – and Benefits   
By David Curtiss / November 2011

The first reason why practicing petroleum geologists should be AAPG members is to stay current with the science.

Accelerating Toward the Future   
By David Curtiss / October 2011

As I was formally introduced to AAPG leaders and staff as the Association’s ninth executive director in August, I spoke about three broad themes to guide our actions in achieving AAPG’s purpose.

It Takes Money to Advance the Science   
/ July 2011

The collective hurrah you may have heard coming from northeast Oklahoma around mid-April was the AAPG staff thankful that another successful annual meeting was behind them.

A Productive Past, a Bright Future   
By Rick Fritz / May 2011

When we started working together almost 12 years ago it was clear AAPG was on the edge of a major growth spurt. All the members and staff needed was opportunity.

GIS-UDRIL – A Useful Acronym   
By Rick Fritz / April 2011

Last year we conducted a few polls on AAPG programs and we realized that many members are not familiar with all of AAPG’s digital programs. For example, AAPG has three primary digital information programs with Datapages – the Archives, Search and Discovery and GIS-UDRIL.

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David Curtiss is an AAPG member and was named AAPG Executive Director in August 2011. He was previously Director of the AAPG GEO-DC Office in Washington D.C.

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Richard D. “Rick” Fritz, an AAPG member since 1984 and a member of the Division of Environmental Geosciences and the Division of Professional Affairs, served as AAPG Executive Director from 1999 to 2011.

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