Lange Retires from AAPG Deputy Executive Director Post

After years of dedicated service to AAPG, the AAPG Foundation and AAPG members and staff, David Lange has stepped down from his position as deputy executive director.

“For more than 17 years the AAPG and the AAPG Foundation have benefited greatly from David’s global business experience and financial acumen,” said AAPG Executive Director David Curtiss. “On a personal level I will miss his wise counsel, effective management and good humor managing AAPG’s affairs. It’s been both rewarding and a privilege to work with him.”

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After years of dedicated service to AAPG, the AAPG Foundation and AAPG members and staff, David Lange has stepped down from his position as deputy executive director.

“For more than 17 years the AAPG and the AAPG Foundation have benefited greatly from David’s global business experience and financial acumen,” said AAPG Executive Director David Curtiss. “On a personal level I will miss his wise counsel, effective management and good humor managing AAPG’s affairs. It’s been both rewarding and a privilege to work with him.”

Lange joined AAPG as business director in 2002 and was named AAPG’s chief financial officer in 2006, then deputy executive director in 2011.

Originally from St. Louis, Mo., his background and education are in business administration and he held several executive management positions prior to his career with AAPG including economics and statistics editor for the Oil & Gas Journal.

He said he learned to appreciate the role and importance of petroleum geology from his time at the Oil & Gas Journal, as well as from working for Woods Energy Products, a Purolator Company.

“I have been at AAPG long enough to have helped manage the organization through a few industry upticks and downturns,” Lange said. “I was able to utilize my international work experience to support the Association’s global growth ambitions, and assisted the Foundation with its successful fundraising campaign.”

“I like to believe I helped the Association and Foundation achieve their respective missions and purposes, and focused on supporting the members and programs,” he added.

Lange’s official last day as deputy executive director was June 30, but he remained on staff for several weeks into July to assist with transitioning his duties.

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Comments (2)

David Lange Retirement
Best wishes David ! AAPG has benefited from your leadership in many ways. Someone said geologists are "experts in disappointment" due to the ups and downs of exploration success, but no longer having your advice, insight and camaraderie is as big a disappointment as any dry hole ! Jeff Lund
8/7/2019 12:20:04 PM
David Lange Retirement
Competent, concise, concerned, calm, kind and a friend to geoscientists everywhere, loyal to the mission of AAPG and a personal friend and colleague. These adjectives and verbs describe my opinion of the work product, personality and professionalism of David Lange. I am glad and grateful our paths crossed. David H. Hawk
8/6/2019 4:00:18 PM
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