Edward K. “Eddie” David, president of David Petroleum Corp. in Roswell, N.M., and a past AAPG president, was twice recognized this year for his generosity and involvement in his community.
Recently, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell presented him with the school’s President’s Distinguished Service Award, for his longtime support and contributions; earlier in the year the United Way of Chaves County, N.M., bestowed on him the Margie Boles Lifetime Achievement Award for his continued positive impact on their community.
One could say David is a “natural” at it – that is, giving of his time and his money. Indeed, serving his community and profession comes naturally to David.
He has served in a leadership capacity for AAPG and the profession for more than two decades. He served as AAPG president in 1998, is an AAPG Foundation Trustee Associate and was named an Honorary member in 2005.
He also served as AAPG treasurer in 1992 and is a recipient of the AAPG Distinguished Service Award, as well as having served on various committees within AAPG.
Last year he organized and played a major role in bringing AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Rusty Riese to his community (and surrounding communities, as well) for a fund-raising event that not only dominated the local media but also netted more than $105,000 for scholarships and education for students.
David has earned life memberships from the Roswell Geological Society and the New Mexico Landman Association.
But his reach – and knack for helping others – extends beyond not only his profession but the industry itself.
For example, he served on the Roswell school board and board of directors of First Federal Bank. He has been a member of the Roswell Rotary Club for 20 years and has served in various positions at Immanuel Luthern Church in Roswell.
The list of accolades and achievements for David doesn’t stop there.
He is the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Leadership Roswell Alumni Association and Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America, and was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Roswell Board of Realtors.
David said he was honored but also “surprised” to receive both of the top awards this year.
But he’d be the only one.