Board Of Trustees

James A. Gibbs, Chairman

Larry L. Jones, Vice Chairman

Michael Wisda, Secretary

Lee B. Backsen, Treasurer

James McGhay, Trustee

Valary L Schulz, Trustee


David Curtiss, Executive Director

Members Of The Corporation

The Corporation was formed in 1986 to establish a permanent entity to conduct educational, charitable and scientific activities related to or allied with the field of geology and for additional purposes as stated in the bylaws. There are approximately 20 regular members, 6 Trustee members and 5 Trustee Emeritus Members.

Trustee Emeritus Members

  • William J. Barrett
  • William E. Crain
  • Herbert G. Davis
  • Marlan W. Downey
  • Paul H. Dudley Jr
  • William L. Fisher
  • Lawrence W. Funkhouser
  • William E. Gipson
  • Paul M. Strunk
  • Jack C. Threet

Regular Members

  • Bruce Appelbaum
  • Robert James Ardell
  • Alfred Townes Carleton Jr.*
  • Eddie David
  • Richard Dale Fritz
  • Robbie Rice Gries
  • Robert D. Gunn
  • Frank W. Harrison Jr.
  • Edward Wyman Heath
  • Jay Geiger Henthorne Jr.
  • Donald Watson Lewis
  • James S. McGhay
  • Peter MacKenzie
  • Jerome N. Namy
  • Donald A. O'Nesky
  • David Rensink
  • Stephen A. Sonnenberg
  • Robert J. Weimer PhD
  • Michael R. Wisda



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