Leadership & Chapters

National and Chapter Leadership

National Leadership

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Dan Earl Duggan

President - fort worth, TEXAS

Dan Earl is currently serving his sixth year on the SIPES National Board of Directors.  He was previously the Fort Worth Chapter Chairman & National Vice President. He has lengthy & broad experience in the domestic oil and gas industry with both public and private companies. The latter includes substantial activity as an independent, conducting project development and investment for his own account primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado. He is an Emeritus member of AAPG.

John Stephens

Vice President - Dallas, Texas

John has spent the past 30+ years as an Independent with the company he founded which has principally concentrated its efforts in Texas and Oklahoma. He has been active in the Dallas geoscience community, previously serving on the boards of both the Dallas Geological Society (Membership, Secretary, AAPG Delegate & President) and the Dallas Chapter of SIPES (Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chairman & Chairman). John has a B.S. in geology from Texas Tech University and an MLS – Oil & Gas Law from OU.

David Cromwell

VP National Energy - Midland, Texas

David has more than 50 years of exploration and exploitation petroleum geological experience, mainly in the Permian Basin and New Mexico.  He has BA in Geology from UC Santa Barbara and an MS in Geology from the University of Oklahoma.  David is an Honorary Life Member of the West Texas Geological Society.  Prior to becoming an independent, he worked for Burlington Resources, Energen Resources and BC Operating.

Thomas Pronold

Secretary - Wichita, Kansas

Tom Pronold lives in Wichita, and is the manager of Bitter Spar LLC, an exploration and development company specializing in Kansas conventional drilling prospects.  He has been active in the SIPES Wichita Chapter for more than 10 years and serves as chapter chairman.  He is a graduate of SMU with a Master’s degree in Geology.  Tom carries a Kansas Geological License and is a member of AAPG.

Monte Meers

Treasurer - Fort Worth, Texas

Monte received his geology degree from Texas Tech.  He has worked for several independent oil companies and made many wildcat discoveries.  In 1998, he developed the Meers Microseep geochemical exploration technique and started his own company.  Meers Microseep Surveys Inc. has been an integral part of finding more than 15 million barrels of oil in North Texas.  Monte is a licensed professional geoscientist.

National Directors

  • Gregg S. Alletag – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Wendell Creech – Midland, Texas
  • Tony Hauglum – Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Kevin B. Hill – At-Large (Shreveport, Louisiana)
  • Matt Boyce – Houston, Texas
  • Thomas M. Kirby – San Antonio, Texas
  • Connie Knight – Denver, Colorado
  • Ellis Randolph – At-Large (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
  • Carol M. Shiels – Dallas, Texas
  • Matt Boyce – Houston, Texas
  • Chris Reed – At-Large (Tyler, Texas)

At-Large

Chapter National Directors
Kevin Hill & Ellis Randolph

Corpus Christi, TX

Chapter Chair
Austin Nye
Email

Chapter Vice Chair
Brian Calhoun

Chapter Secretary
Scott Hines

Chapter Secretary
Dan Pedrotti

Chapter Committee Chairs

Membership
Brian Calhoun

Chapter National Director
Dawn Bissell

Meeting Times and Location
Water Street Seafood Company
Last Tuesday of the month

Dallas, TX

Chapter Chair
Michael Adams
Email

Chapter Vice Chair
Neil Barman

Chapter Secretary
Carole Popa

Chapter Treasurer
John Stephens

Chapter Committee Chairs

Membership
David Williamson

Activities
Odilia Barman

Field Trip
R. David Shiels

Chapter National Directors
Carol Shiels & Don Muth

Tec Representative
James Henderson

Meeting Times and Location
Prestonwood Country Club
3rd Tuesday

Denver, CO

Chapter Chair
Gary Thompson
Email

Chapter Vice Chair
Bill Pearson

Chapter Secretary
Scott Larson

Chapter Treasurer
Melanie Westergaard

Chapter Committee Chairs

Membership
George Carlstrom

Chapter National Director
Connie Knight

Meeting Times and Location

Wynkoop Brewing Company
4th Thursday

Chapter Website

Fort Worth, TX

Chapter Chair
Dennis Browning
Email

Chapter Vice Chair
Jim West

Chapter Secretary
Mike O’Donnell

Chapter Treasurer
Ron Stillwell

Chapter Committee Chairs

Membership
Josh Luig

Chapter National Director
Monte Meers

Meeting Times and Location
Fort Worth Petroleum Club
1st Wednesday
(except June-August)

Houston, TX

Chapter Chair
Jeff Allen
Email

Chapter Vice Chair
TBA

Chapter Secretary
Ryan Price

Chapter Treasurer
Luis Carvajal

Chapter Committee Chairs

Membership

Richard Hopper

Technical Program
Michael Ferguson

Continuing Education
Richard Willingham

Deal Buyers List
Ryan Price

Hospitality
Justin Vandenbrink

Newsletter
Jeff Allen

Public Relations
Jeff Lund

Website
Sasha Gumprecht

Chapter National Director
Matt Boyce

Chapter Office Manager
Meghan Jones

Meeting Times and Location
Petroleum Club, 3rd Thursday

Chapter Website

Lafayette, LA

Chapter Chair
King Munson
Email

Chapter Vice Chair
TBA

Chapter Secretary
Houston Elkins

Chapter Treasurer
Houston Elkins

Chapter Committee Chairs

Membership
Johnny Walker

Chapter National Director
TBA

Meeting Times and Location
Petroleum Club, 2nd Wednesday

Midland, TX

Chapter Chair
Mike Rains

Email

Chapter Past – Chair
Brian Miller

Email

 Chapter Vice Chair

Joe Amezcua

Email

Chapter Secretary
Robert “Bob” Lindsay

Email

Chapter Treasurer
George Friesen

Email

Chapter Committee Chairs
Membership
Craig Smith

Email

Sponsorsphip
David Cromwell

Email

Publicity
Dylan Wiemer

Email

Environmental Affairs
TBA

Email

Political Affairs
Jack Naumann

Email

Website
Randy Anderson

Email

Chapter National Directors
Wendell Creech

Email 

David Cromwell

Email

National Foundation
Robin Vasicek

Email 

Meeting Times and Location
Midland Country Club
3rd Wednesday

Chapter Website

New Orleans, LA

Chapter Chair
Louis Lemarié
Email

Chapter Vice Chair
Toby Roesler

Chapter Secretary
TBA

Chapter Treasurer
Eric Broadbridge

Chapter Committee Chairs

Membership
Eric Broadbridge

Website
David Broadbridge

Continuing Education
Roy Lassus

Chapter National Director
TBA

Meeting Times and Location
Bistro Orleans, Metairie
3rd Thursday

Chapter Website

Oklahoma City, OK

Chapter Chair
Greg Riepl
Email

Chapter Vice Chair
Michael Bone

Chapter Secretary
Cody Griffin

Chapter Treasurer
Terry Hollrah

Chapter Committee Chairs

Membership
Joe Vaughn

Political Affairs
TBA

Public Relations
TBA

Continuing Education
Joel Alberts

Chapter National Director
Gregg Alletag

Meeting Times and Location
Petroleum Club, 1st Wednesday

Pittsburgh, pA

Chapter Chair
Tom Donahoe
Email

Chapter Vice Chair
Joe Smith

Chapter Secretary
TBA

Chapter Treasurer
Anthony Johnson

Meeting Times and Location
Please email the chapter chairman for information

San Antonio, TX

Chapter Chair
Tom Kirby
Email

Chapter Vice Chair
Lee Billingsley

Chapter Secretary
Doug McGookey

Chapter Treasurer
Tim McGovern

Chapter Committee Chairs
TBA

Chapter National Director
Tom Kirby

Meeting Times and Location
Petroleum Club, 3rd Thursday

Wichita, KS

Chapter Chair
Tom Pronold
Email

Chapter Vice Chair
TBA

Chapter Secretary
TBA

Chapter Treasurer
TBA

Chapter Committee Chairs
TBA

Chapter National Director
Tom Pronold

Meeting Times and Location
Time and location TBD

Past SIPES Officers

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SIPES Outstanding Service
Award Recipients

SIPES Honorary Members

John J. Amoruso*
A. T. Carleton, Jr.*
Stewart Chuber*
Jack O. Colle*
Robert D. Cowdery
Arlen L. Edgar*
Hershal C. Ferguson*
William R. Finley
James A. Gibbs
George R. Gibson*
Donald C. Gifford
Kenneth L. Gow*
Patrick J. F. Gratton
A. T. Green, Jr.*
Frank W. Harrison, Jr.
Marc D. Maddox
Evelyn W. Moody*
Sam M. Penn*
Deborah K. Sacrey
Charles H. Sample*
John E. Scherer*
G. Frederick Shepherd*
Daniel L. Smith*
Carleton D. Speed, Jr.*
Felix A. Vogel, Jr.*
Al H. Wadsworth, Jr.*
Donald C. Wambaugh*

*Deceased

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