About The North American Micropaleontology Section

 

NAMS: Where The Many Branches of Micropaleontology Meet

NAMS is a diverse association of micropaleontologists. which represents a broad range of interests in different fossil groups, different employment arenas, and is represented at various professional meetings - from the industrially oriented AAPG to the more academically inclined GSA.

The NAMS Constitution and By-Laws can be found at this link.

 

The NAMS Council


President

David Watkins Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
214 Bessey Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588-0340

President-Elect

Alicia Kahn Chevron Energy Technology Co.
1500 Louisiana Street, 27096
Houston, TX  77002 USA

Past-President

Jason Crux
 
BHP Billiton
1360 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 150
Houston, TX 77056-3029


Secretary

Lawrence Febo
 
BP America, Inc. 
200 Westlake Park Blvd. 
Houston, TX 77079  USA


Treasurer

Donald van Nieuwenhuise Geosciences Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Newsletter Editor

Anthony Gary Energy and Geoscience Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

 

A Little History

NAMS was born in September, 1977. An Interim Council was convened by Emile Pessagno and included a number of the best-known micropaleontologists in North America at the time: Allen Bé, William Berggren, Martin Buzas, Richard Casey, Dorothy Echols, Howard Ellis, Kristin McDougall, Emile Pessagno, SF Percival, William Sliter, and Charles Smith.

Since 1980, NAMS has held its annual meeting in conjunctions with the annual convention of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. NAMS has organized a number of micropaleontology-related technical sessions and short-courses at the AAPG convention, and a number of significant publications have arisen from these efforts.

Below is a roster of those distinguished scientists who have volunteered to serve their profession as officers of NAMS since it was founded:

YEAR MEETING OFFICE OFFICER
1978 AAPG/SEPM, Oklahoma City Interim President Emile Pessagno
       
1979 AAPG, Houston Interim President Emile Pessagno
       
1980 AAPG/SEPM, Denver President William A. Berggren


President-Elect Dick Casey


Secretary Howard Ellis


Treasurer Kris McDougall
       
1981 AAPG/SEPM, San Francisco President Dick Casey


President-Elect Ed Picou


Secretary Howard Ellis


Treasurer Kris McDougall
1983 AAPG/SEPM, Dallas President Ed Picou


President-Elect Wylie Poag


Secretary Howard Ellis


Treasurer Bob Fleisher
       
1984 AAPG/SEPM, San Antonio President C. Wylie Poag


President-Elect Charlie Smith


Secretary Brian O'Neill


Treasurer Bob Fleisher
       
1985 AAPG/SEPM, New Orleans President Charlie Smith


President-Elect Woody Wise


Secretary Brian O'Neill


Treasurer Bob Fleisher
       
1986 AAPG/SEPM, Atlanta President Woody Wise


President-Elect Don Eicher


Secretary Chuck Blome


Treasurer Bob Fleisher
       
1987 AAPG/SEPM, Los Angeles President Don Eicher


President-Elect Marty Buzas


Secretary Chuck Blome


Treasurer Scott Snyder
       
1988 AAPG/SEPM, Houston President Marty Buzas


President-Elect Ken Finger


Secretary Fay Woodruff


Treasurer Scott Snyder
       
1989 AAPG/SEPM, San Antonio President Ken Finger


President-Elect Dick Olsson


Secretary Fay Woodruff


Treasurer Scott Snyder
       
1990 AAPG/SEPM, San Francisco President Dick Olsson


President-Elect Martin Lagoe


Secretary Patricia Whalen


Treasurer Scott Snyder
       
1991 AAPG/SEPM, Dallas President Martin Lagoe


President-Elect Bob Pierce


Secretary Patricia Whalen


Treasurer Scott Snyder
       
1992 AAPG/SEPM, New Orleans President Bob Pierce


President-Elect John Barron


Secretary Patricia Whalen


Treasurer Scott Snyder


Newsletter Editor Mervin Kontrovitz
       
1993 AAPG/SEPM, Calgary President John Barron


President-Elect Chuck Blome 


Secretary Patricia Whalen


Treasurer Al Melillo


Newsletter Editor Mervin Kontrovitz
       
1994 AAPG/SEPM, Denver President Chuck Blome


President-Elect Bob Fleisher


Secretary Hilary Olson


Treasurer Al Melillo


Newsletter Editor Donna M. Hull
       
1995 AAPG/SEPM, Houston President Bob Fleisher


President-Elect Gregg Blake


Secretary Hilary Olson


Treasurer Al Melillo


Newsletter Editor Donna M. Hull
       
1996 AAPG/SEPM, San Diego President Gregg Blake


President-Elect Mark Leckie


Secretary Hilary Olson


Treasurer Sarah Zellers


Newsletter Editor Donna M. Hull
       
1997 AAPG/SEPM, Dallas President Mark Leckie


President-Elect Tom Dignes


Secretary Hilary Olson


Treasurer Sarah Zellers


Newsletter Editor Ben Sloan
       
1998 AAPG/SEPM, Salt Lake City President Tom Dignes


President-Elect Hilary Olson


Secretary Tony D'Agostino


Treasurer Sarah Zellers


Newsletter Editor Ben Sloan
       
1999 AAPG/SEPM, San Antonio President Hilary Olson


President-Elect Peter Thompson


Secretary Tony D'Agostino


Treasurer Martin Farley


Newsletter Editor Ben Sloan
       
2000 AAPG/SEPM, New Orleans President Peter Thompson


President-Elect Garry Jones
       
2001 AAPG/SEPM, Denver President Garry Jones


President-Elect Brian O'Neil


Secretary Tony D'Agostino
       
2002 AAPG/SEPM,  Houston President Brian O'Neill


President-Elect Mimi Katz


Secretary Robert Nail


Treasurer Martin Farley


Newsletter Editor Jason Lundquist
       
2003 AAPG/SEPM, Salt Lake City President Mimi Katz


President-Elect Pete McLaughlin


Secretary Robert Nail


Treasurer Martin Farley


Newsletter Editor Jason Lundquist
       
2004 AAPG/SEPM, Dallas President Pete McLaughlin


President-Elect Jim Gamber


Secretary Robert Nail


Treasurer Martin Farley


Newsletter Editor Jason Lundquist
       
2005 GPSWM, Houston President Jim Gamber


President-Elect Nancy Engelhardt-Moore


Secretary Robert Nail


Treasurer Martin Farley


Newsletter Editor Jason Lundquist


   
2006 AAPG/SEPM, Houston President Nancy Engelhardt-Moore


President-Elect Ron Waszczak


Secretary Robert Campbell


Treasurer Martin Farley


Newsletter Editor Jason Lundquist


   
2007 AAPG/SEPM, Long Beach President Ron Waszczak


President-Elect Ron Martin


Secretary Robert Campbell


Treasurer Donald van Nieuwenhuise


Newsletter Editor Jason Lundquist


   
2008 AAPG/SEPM, San Antonio President Ron Martin


President-Elect Martin Farley


Secretary Robert Campbell


Treasurer Donald van Nieuwenhuise


Newsletter Editor Anthony Gary




2009

President
Martin Farley


President-Elect
Jason Lundquist


Secretary
Robert Campbell


Treasurer
Donald van Nieuwenhuise


Newsletter Editor
Anthony Gary




2010

President
Jason Lundquist


President-Elect
Jason Crux


Secretary
Alicia Kahn


Treasurer
Donald van Nieuwenhuise


Newsletter Editor
Anthony Gary




2011

President
Jason Crux


President-Elect
David Watkins


Secretary
Alicia Kahn


Treasurer
Donald van Nieuwenhuise


Newsletter Editor
Anthony Gary




2012

President
David Watkins


President-Elect Alicia Kahn


Secretary Lawrence Febo


Treasurer Donald van Nieuwenhuise


Newsletter Editor Anthony Gary




Page last updated: 22 February 2013

 

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