AAPG Officer Election Results Are In

Independent geologist Charles Sternbach, president of Houston-based Star Creek Energy, has been voted president-elect by the AAPG membership for the 2016-17 term.

Sternbach, an AAPG Honorary member, will serve as AAPG president in 2017-18.

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Independent geologist Charles Sternbach, president of Houston-based Star Creek Energy, has been voted president-elect by the AAPG membership for the 2016-17 term.

Sternbach, an AAPG Honorary member, will serve as AAPG president in 2017-18.

Also elected to the incoming AAPG Executive Committee were:

  • Vice president-Sections – Daniel E. Schwartz, manager of strategic business development, new ventures and innovation for Aera Energy, Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Treasurer – Martin “Marty” Hewitt, retired, Calgary, Canada; an AAPG Honorary member, he is former exploration manager-Gulf of Mexico for Nexen Petroleum USA, Houston.
  • Editor – Barry J. Katz, senior research consultant, Chevron, Houston, and an AAPG Honorary member.

Both the vice president-Sections and treasurer serve two-year terms; the editor term is three years.

The newly elected officers will begin their duties on July 1, serving on an Executive Committee headed by Paul Britt, president of Houston-based Texplore, who assumes the AAPG presidency on that date.

Also new on the committee will be AAPG Honorary member Jim McGhay, with Tulsa-based Mid-Con Energy, who will assume the chair of the AAPG House of Delegates.

All will be joining current EC members who will be completing their two-year terms – Vice president-Regions Peter Lloyd, honorary professor, Asia Pacific Training Ltd., Falicon, France; and Secretary Heather L. LaReau, senior geologist, Noble Energy, Denver.

Voting results indicated that nearly 32 percent of the 14,545 eligible voters cast ballots in this year’s election, and nearly 64 percent of the voting was done online.

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