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AAPG Denver Convention: Wow!   
By Rick Fritz / July 2009

Wow! That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about this year’s Annual Conference and Exhibition, or ACE 2009, in Denver.

There Are Good Reasons to be Bullish  
By Rick Fritz / June 2009

Executive Director, Rick Fritz, recalls what it was like to be a rookie petroleum geologist.

Denver a Great Place for New Ideas   
By Rick Fritz / May 2009

I heard a comedian say, “Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up – ’cause they’re looking for ideas.”

Opportunities Exist Now for AAPG   
By Rick Fritz / April 2009

I am writing my column as I am returning from a very successful APPEX meeting in London, where I had the privilege of attending an open house of the new AAPG European Office in London.

Association Budget OK – for Now  
By Rick Fritz / March 2009

Six months into fiscal year 2008-09, AAPG’s financial health continues to be sound. However, with the current economic recession, the question is, “How will AAPG fare financially the next couple of years?”

Quote: Education Is Opportunity  
By Rick Fritz / February 2009
During the boom of the late 1970s AAPG built a robust educational curriculum; since that time AAPG’s educational offerings have expanded or declined based on the vitality of the industry.
Why Do We Do Things That Way?  
By Rick Fritz / January 2009

Last year was an amazing year in many ways – from the economy to the price of oil to security issues around the world. I am beginning to agree with George Bernard Shaw’s saying that “everything happens to everyone sooner or later if there is time enough.”

Cape Town Inspired New Ideas  
By Rick Fritz / December 2008

I travel quite a lot each year, and there always are a few places in the world that are especially unique and attractive. I found one of those places when I traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, in October for the 2008 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition (ICE).

Online Career Center Launched  
By Rick Fritz / November 2008

Leadership Includes ‘Giving Back’  
By Rick Fritz / October 2008
One day while marching across the desert with his thirsty army, Alexander the Great was approached by a soldier who knelt on the ground and offered him a helmet full of water. 
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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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