The AAPG Foundation has a number of committees that assist with various aspects of the Foundation's programs and funds. It also works closely with the Association on several committees listed below.
Audit Committee - This Foundation committee oversees the preparation of the annual audit and the IRS Form 990. They also provide input on the annual selection of the auditor. Members of the Audit Committee are Bill Gipson, Bob Ardell, Paul Strunk and Jim McGhay.
Corporate Advisory Board - This is an AAPG Association committee but is managed by the Foundation staff. This board advises the AAPG leadership on matters of strategy and direction when it comes to AAPG’s activities and plans for the future. It is comprised of senior members of the industry representing AAPG's membership via major oil companies, independents, service companies, internationally based and national oil companies.
Distinguished Lecture -
The function of the Distinguished Lecture Committee (which consists of approximately 25 members) is to select lecturers and instructors speaking on important and timely geoscientific topics that provide knowledge transfer among petroleum geology professionals, affiliated societies, academia providing outstanding lectures.
To reach these goals, the Distinguished Lecture Committee identifies topics that support science-based business decisions; showcases the state-of-the-art technology and concepts utilized in the oil and gas industry to academia; works internationally to develop a regional program of distinguished lectures; encourages lecturers to develop their presentations into proposals for Special Publications or into manuscripts to be submitted to the AAPG Bulletin; works with lecturers to develop their presentations into workshops; works with other professional societies such as SPE, SPWLA, SEG, and EAGE, in sponsoring inter-society distinguished lecturers.
Fundraising Advisory Committee - This Foundation committee was preceded by the Financial Campaign Committee, which was formed to lead and oversee fundraising activities in relation to the “Meeting Challenges...Assuring Success” campaign from 2005-2011. It was determined that the need to fundraise remains beyond the campaign. Members will be chosen for this committee in the near future.
Grants-In-Aid Committee - This Association Committee was formed in 2008 when the Grants-In-Aid program was established. Members of this committee score the applications that are received. The Foundation manages this program.
L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program Selection Committees -
A committee from each university with a student chapter may submit a nomination for an L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant. Members of these committees must be local to the university. One member must be a faculty advisor and/or department chair, a student chapter president and a sponsoring society liaison.