Tinker Assumes AAPG Presidency

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Scott W. Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin and Texas state geologist, on July 1 assumed the presidency of AAPG.

Tinker also holds the Allday Endowed Chair in the Jackson School of Geosciences at UT-Austin. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer for AAPG as well as Distinguished Ethics Lecturer for the AAPG.

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Scott W. Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin and Texas state geologist, on July 1 assumed the presidency of AAPG.

Tinker also holds the Allday Endowed Chair in the Jackson School of Geosciences at UT-Austin. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer for AAPG as well as Distinguished Ethics Lecturer for the AAPG.

A native of Centralia, Ill., Tinker earned a bachelor’s in geology and business administration from Trinity University, a master’s in geology from the University of Michigan and a doctorate from the University of Colorado.

He began his career as a geologist with Robert M. Sneider Exploration, then was a geologist with Union Pacific Resources and an advanced senior geologist with Marathon.

Tinker became director of the BEG and Texas state geologist in 2000.

Joining Tinker on the Executive Committee is John C. Lorenz, president of Geoflight LLC, Edgewood, N.M., who recently was voted president-elect. He will serve as AAPG president in 2009-10.

Others recently elected to the 2008-09 Executive Committee are:

  • Vice president-Sections – W.C. “Rusty” Riese, geoscience adviser, BP America Production Co., Katy, Texas. He begins a two-year term of office.
  • Treasurer – Kay L. Pitts, reservoir management process analyst, Aera Energy, Bakersfield, Calif. She begins a two-year term of office.

Remaining on the committee are Edward A. “Ted” Beaumont, who will complete the second of a two-year term as secretary; John Hogg, serving the second year as vice president-Regions; and Gretchen M. Gillis, in her second of a three-year term as AAPG Editor.

Also on the new committee is George R. Bole, who will assume the chairmanship of the House of Delegates.

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