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)
Beureau of Economic Geology

Mr. William A. Van Wie, Treasurer   (2019)
Devon Energy Corporation -- retired

Mr. Stephen M. Cassiani, Secretary   (2019)
ExxonMobil -- retired


Mr. Daniel D. Domeracki, Executive Director
American Geosciences Institute Foundation

Ms. Sharon N. Tahirkheli, Interim Executive Director
American Geosciences Institute 


Mr. John A. Adamick   (2021)
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company -- retired

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

Dr. Bruce S. Appelbaum   (2021)
Mosaic Resources

Mr. Michael J. Baranovic   (2021)
Shell -- retired

Mr. Steven R. Bell   (2021)
CASA Exploration

Dr. C. Scott Cameron   (2021)
Shell Energy Resources Company -- retired

Mr. Peter D. Carragher   (2021)
BP America, Inc. -- retired

Mr. Timothy J. Chisholm   (2022)
HESS Corporation

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

Ms. Jennifer M. Erich   (2021)
ExxonMobil Exploration Company

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   (2021)
University of Nebraska State Museum -- retired

Dr. Elwyn C. Griffiths   (2021)
ExxonMobil Exploration -- retired

Dr. Charles G. Groat   (2021)
The Water Institute of the Gulf

Dr. James W. Handschy   (2021)
ConocoPhillips Company -- retired

Mr. Jeffrey J. Heppermann   (2021)
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. -- retired

Mr. G. Warfield Hobbs IV   (2019)
Ammonite Resources

Mr. Ralph Lee Hopkins   (2020)
Lindblad Expeditions

Mr. James H. Painter   (2021)
Cobalt International Energy -- retired

Ms. Alma Hale Paty   (2021)
A Capital Resource

Mr. Richard M. Powers   (2021)
Consultant/AMEC-BCI -- retired

Mr. Thomas E. Scoulios   (2021)
Magseis Fairfield

Mr. John N. Seitz   (2021)
GulfSlope Energy, Inc.

Dr. Berry H. Tew Jr.   (2021)
Geological Survey of Alabama

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

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

Dr. Scott W. Tinker   (2021)
Bureau of Economic Geology

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

Dr. Nick Way   (2020)
ExxonMobil Exploration Company

Dr. Paul Weimer   (2020)
University of Colorado

Mr. Kane C. Weiner   (2021)
Texas Crude, LLC

Dr. Lawrence P. Wilding   (2021)
Texas A&M University -- Professor Emeritus

Mr. Chandler Wilhelm   (2021)
Shell -- retired

Mr. John A. Willott   (2021)
ExxonMobil Production -- retired