I accepted the invitation to be a candidate for an AAPG office because I feel this organization has
the potential to continue to be a leader in the energy geosciences, and I want to help AAPG prosper
and grow during an incredibly volatile and
dynamic time in our industry and profession.
As a student and a professional, AAPG has
been an incredibly valuable resource in my
growth. I’ve benefitted from strong technical
resources, leadership opportunities and, most
importantly, an incredible professional and social
network. I want to ensure that the organization
continues to be as strong a resource to future
geoscientists and members as it has been and
continues to be for me.
AAPG recently celebrated its 100th
anniversary, and in order to celebrate the next
100 years we must be able to evolve and grow
as an organization. In order to thrive, we need to
ensure that our organization has a membership
with a wide diversity of thought and experience.
We must also ensure that AAPG accurately
reflects the diverse and global nature of our
industry and membership in our leadership, our
honors and awards, and our science.
I want AAPG to continue to be the professional
society of choice for energy geoscientists
and supporting professionals. We do that
by attracting the most talented and creative
individuals in order to meet the current
challenges facing our profession from the
current downturn to the energy transition.
I willingly accept this nomination for AAPG
office, and I will continue to use the experiences
and skills I have developed in order to make it a
more successful and sustainable organization
for years to come. I accept this nomination in the
spirit of giving back, but I also do so somewhat
selfishly. Every volunteer position that I have
held within AAPG – from serving as a reviewer
for Grants-in-Aid, a member of the Visiting
Geoscientist Program or as co-chair of the Young
Professionals – I have grown and developed not
only as a professional but as a person.
My volunteerism with AAPG has been a
wonderful two-way relationship and I would be
honored to continue that relationship by serving
in the role of AAPG secretary.