Dwight "Clint" Moore, Biography
"Clint" Moore, a candidate for AAPG treasurer, is a project
geologist in business analysis for Anadarko Petroleum in Houston.
A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Moore
earned two bachelor's degrees, in geology and business administration
from Southern Methodist University.
Moore began his career as a petroleum geologist
with Diamond Shamrock in 1978 in its Gulf of Mexico US Exploration
and Development group in Houston. He became senior staff geologist,
and in 1986 became senior business analyst in Dallas.
In 1987 he joined Anadarko, becoming geological
supervisor in 1995. In 1997 he became the offshore new ventures
supervisor over the eastern Canada offshore group, and then exploration
supervisor in 1998. In 1999, he returned to the offshore Gulf of
Mexico group as project geologist.
Moore joined AAPG in 1978, and is a Certified
Petroleum Geologist. He is a charter member of the Division of Environmental
Geologists and a member of the Energy Minerals Division.
AAPG activities include presently serving
on the AAPG Advisory Council (1999-2002), as a delegate in the AAPG
House of Delegates (1989-2004), vice-chair of DPA's Governmental
Affairs Committee and as a member of the Committee on Committees
(1994-2002). He was chairman of the AAPG-DPA Governmental Affairs
Committee from 1996-2000, chairman of the HOD's Constitution &
Bylaws Committee from 1999-2000, and was a member of that committee
from 1997-2001. He's a past member of the Education Committee (1995-99),
was AAPG's Representative on AGI's Governmental Affairs Program
Committee (1997-2000), and served on several additional Advisory
Council and House of Delegates ad hoc committees.
He received the HOD's "Distinguished Member
of the House" Award in 2001, the DPA's Distinguished Service Award
in 2001 and AAPG Certificates of Merit in 1997 and 1999. He is a
past president of the Houston Geological Society, and was a technical
session chairman at AAPG annual meetings in 1995, 1997 and 1999.
He also has been on the GCAGS Board of Directors (1994-95).
He's authored several AAPG-SEPM papers on
sub-salt exploration and salt tectonics.
He is a member of the Houston Geological Society,
the New Orleans Geological Society, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists
and the Geophysical Society of Houston.
Why I Decided To Be a Petition Candidate for AAPG Office
I decided to become a candidate for AAPG office
because I firmly believe that AAPG needs to do much more in improving
and advancing the relationship with its members. Specifically, AAPG
and its leaders should embrace this higher mission of evolving programs
and services so the Association becomes our "Career Partner for
Life." This would launch us into a new era of greater responsiveness
to the needs of our present members, and likely attract potential
new ones. Some organizations once offered this relationship to their
employees, but today that interdependent policy is seldom found.
Members deserve no less from our professional
Association, and our future leaders should focus more on the issues
and solutions that will add greatest value to AAPG's member services.
In my view, AAPG should evolve toward this vision and embrace it,
or risk long-term atrophy or even decline. We should try to offer
career counseling services, employment assistance, a skills registry,
Web site resumé posting and any other service that will allow AAPG
to literally become every member's "Career Partner for Life." If
you ever lose your job, AAPG should "be there for you" with programs
and services that can make a meaningful difference in finding that
next career opportunity. Our Constitution is well stated where it
says our purpose is to "advance(s) the professional well being of
its members." If effectively implemented, most geologists would
want to be an AAPG member just for these programs and services alone.
This approach might also help retain some of the 2,000 non-renewing
members that we drop each year.
Many members have spoken to me of their concerns
with the way AAPG sometimes interacts with its membership. We can
improve upon our: 1) continuing education program pricing and formats,
2) convention pricing and services, 3) memoir and publications pricing
and formats, and 4) the insurance program's pricing and coverages.
Just as important, we need to review the publishing criteria for
our AAPG BULLETIN, with the objective of making it more useful to
the professional needs of the average member.
After many years in various leadership roles
within AAPG, I have come to understand the importance of the treasurer
position, and its critical role on the Executive Committee. The
treasurer has key fiscal responsibility, and can have a definitive
role in the direction of the Association. I seek the treasurer position
because it is responsible for "all disbursements of funds" of AAPG's
$10+ million budget, where important new programs and services need
to be funded. My career experience and second collegiate degree
in business-finance with an economics minor, additionally qualify
me to analyze the AAPG financial reports and propose more cost-effective
ways to achieve our mission.
My commitment is to build a more effective
AAPG. We need a strong, well-served AAPG membership with leadership
that optimizes AAPG's value and potential to each member. I offer
you my energy, dedication and firm commitment to do just that. I
seek only to best serve my fellow members, and the goals and aspirations
we all share for this great Association.