Trustee Leadership

The dynamic group of individuals who volunteer to serve as AGI Foundation trustees represent a broad range of industries that include petroleum, mining, and environmental, as well as academia. Each trustee has considerable experience in forming strategic alliances and coordinating the interests of individual donors or diverse organizations for mutual benefit.

The trustees are charged with the responsibility of seeking creative partnerships within the corporate and philanthropic community, which offer advantages to both the givers and recipients. They also seek financial support from individual donors. By assessing both the short- and long-term financial needs of AGI, the Foundation targets funding support to projects of national consequence, encourages coordination of fund-raising development among the member societies, anticipates the changing business and financial climate, and provides leadership in the growth and preservation of accrued assets.


(Year in parentheses denotes term end.)

Mr. Daniel D. Domeracki, Chair   (2019)

Dr. Mark W. Shuster, Vice Chair   (2019)
Shell Energy Resources Company

Mr. William A. Van Wie, Treasurer   (2018)
Devon Energy Corporation -- retired

Mr. Stephen M. Cassiani, Secretary   (2018)
ExxonMobil -- retired


Dr. P. Patrick Leahy, Interim Executive Director
American Geosciences Institute Foundation


Mr. John A. Adamick   (2016)
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company

Mr. John J. Amoruso   (2018)
Legends Exploration

Dr. Ron Amundson   (2019)
University of California – Berkeley

Dr. Bruce S. Appelbaum   (2018)
Mosaic Resources

Mr. Michael J. Baranovic   (2018)
Shell -- retired

Mr. Steven R. Bell   (2018)
CASA Exploration

Dr. C. Scott Cameron   (2018)
Shell Energy Resources Company -- retired

Mr. Peter D. Carragher   (2018)
BP America, Inc. -- retired

Mr. William E. Crain   (Emeritus)
Chevron -- retired

Mr. Scot Evans   (2019)

Dr. William L. Fisher   (Emeritus)
University of Texas at Austin

Mr. Michael C. Forrest   (Emeritus)
Shell -- retired

Mr. Robert Fryklund   (2019)

Mr. William E. Gipson   (Emeritus)
Gas Investments/Gas Fund Inc.

Dr. Priscilla C. Grew   (2018)
University of Nebraska State Museum -- retired

Dr. Elwyn C. Griffiths   (2018)
ExxonMobil Exploration -- retired

Dr. Charles G. Groat   (2018)
The Water Institute of the Gulf

Dr. James W. Handschy   (2018)
ConocoPhillips Company -- retired

Mr. Jeffrey J. Heppermann   (2018)
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.

Mr. G. Warfield Hobbs IV   (2018)
Ammonite Resources

Mr. Ernest Leyendecker   (2018)

Ms. Randi Martinsen   (2019)
Hydrocarbon Insight, LLC

Dr. Kate C. Miller   (2016)
Texas A&M University

Mr. James H. Painter   (2018)
Cobalt International Energy

Mr. Richard M. Powers   (2018)
Consultant/AMEC-BCI -- retired

Mr. Thomas E. Scoulios   (2016)
Polarcus US, Inc.

Mr. John N. Seitz   (2018)
GulfSlope Energy, Inc.

Dr. Berry H. Tew Jr.   (2018)
Geological Survey of Alabama

Dr. M. Ray Thomasson   (Emeritus)
Thomasson Partner Associates, Inc.

Mr. Jack C. Threet   (Emeritus)
Shell -- retired

Dr. Scott W. Tinker   (2018)
Bureau of Economic Geology

Dr. Jan F. van Sant   (Emeritus)
Pennzoil -- retired

Dr. Nick Way   (2017)
ExxonMobil Exploration Company

Dr. Paul Weimer   (2017)
University of Colorado

Mr. Kane C. Weiner   (2018)
Texas Crude, LLC

Dr. Lawrence P. Wilding   (2018)
Texas A&M University -- Professor Emeritus

Mr. John A. Willott   (2018)
ExxonMobil Production -- retired

Last updated: June 28, 2016