The AAPG Nominating Committee, a sub-committee of the Advisory Council, is responsible for recommending a list of nominees for AAPG office to the Executive Committee for its approval each year.

The deadline for nominations is 30 June 2020. Nominations received after 30 June will be held for next year’s consideration.

The Nominating Committee will consider candidates in the fall of 2020 for President-Elect (for 2022-22, serving as AAPG President 2022-23); Vice President for Regions (2021-23); and Secretary for (2021-23).

The AAPG Advisory Council has mandated that resumes or biographies of the Nominee for Officer Candidate must be a maximum of two pages and the maximum number of letters of support for the nomination will be three. If more than three letters of support are arriving at HQ, the first three will be presented in the Council package.


We urge you to take the following steps when determining your nominations for the various offices:

President-Elect and President

CEO responsibilities with substantial amount of travel of a possible five-year time commitment: one (1) year as candidate, two (2) years as officer and potentially one to three (1-3) years on the Advisory Council. Must possess excellent communication skills, shall prepare annual report and a monthly column for the Explorer as president, and oversee activities and health of Sections and Regions. Position requires decisiveness and ability to delegate effectively.


The President-Elect shall serve for one (1) year as such and in the following year shall assume the office of President. The President-Elect shall have no administrative authority except as a member of the Executive Committee; shall become acquainted with all the details of the office of President, and generally become prepared to serve as President. The President-Elect shall be responsible for the preparation of the budget for the ensuing fiscal year for approval by the Executive Committee.


The President shall be the chief executive officer of this Association. The President shall be spokesman for the Association on all matters pertaining to the public; shall appoint the members of all committees within the limits prescribed in the Constitution and Bylaws; shall appoint delegates to cooperating organizations to represent the Association; and shall serve as chairman of the Executive Committee.

Vice President, Regions

The Vice President, Regions shall serve for two (2) years and perform such duties as assigned by the president, which may include participation in the Honors and Awards ceremony at the AAPG International meetings, committee oversight, and other tasks assigned by the Executive Committee. The Vice President, Regions shall be concerned with the activities of the Association with respect to Regions. During the second year of the term, the Vice President, Regions shall perform the duties of the president in the absence or inability of the president to serve and shall assume the office of president in case of a vacancy for any cause in that office.


The Secretary shall serve two (2) years and may serve on the Committee being responsible for minutes of all meetings of the Executive Committee; responsible for correspondence and mailing lists; has policy oversight of all non-technical and non-peer reviewed publications and communications.

We ask that you please submit your recommendations on the form(s) provided. These forms are intended to bring greater uniformity and consistency to the nomination process and will ease the task of submitting nominations. Return completed forms to Administration.

Submit nominations by email:
[email protected]

Submit nominations by post:
AAPG Nominations
P.O. Box 979
Tulsa, OK 74101.

Candidates will be considered for no more than three years unless re-nominated.

Note: The AAPG Advisory Council has mandated resumes and biographies must each be two-pages (maximum) for their review. For letters created in support of the nominee, the first three letters received will accompany the nomination form for the Advisory Council’s review.

Review the charge to the nominator