Independent geologist Denise Cox, president of Florida-based Storm Energy, has been voted president-elect of AAPG for the 2017-18 term.
Cox, an AAPG member since 1984, will begin her duties on July 1. She will serve as the Association’s president in 2018-19.
Also elected to the incoming AAPG Executive Committee were:
- Vice president-Regions – David R. Cook, who retired after a long career with ExxonMobil, Maldon, Essex, England.
- Secretary – Laura Johnson, a senior geologist for Anschutz Exploration Corp., Denver.
Both the vice president-Regions and secretary serve two-year terms.
The newly elected officers will begin their duties July 1, serving on an Executive Committee headed by Charles Sternbach, president of Houston-based Star Creek Energy, who assumes the presidency on that date.
Also new on the committee will be David Entzminger, president of Entzminger Geoscience Services, Odessa/Midland, Texas, who will assume the chair of the AAPG House of Delegates.
All will be joining current EC members Daniel E. Schwartz, managing partner of Black Fox Resources, Bakersfield, Calif., vice president-Sections; Martin “Marty” Hewitt, retired, Calgary, Canada, treasurer; and Barry Katz, senior research consultant, Chevron, Houston, editor.
Schwartz and Hewitt will be completing their two-year terms in 2017-18. Katz will be completing the second year of a three-year term.
Voting results indicated 32 percent of AAPG’s 13,545 eligible voters cast ballots in this year’s election, with 65 percent of the voting done online.