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Organizing Committee of the 2019 Convention

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Rick Behl
Convention Chair & PSAAPG President

Rick is a Professor and Dept. Chair at Calif. State Univ. at Long Beach where he researches the Miocene Monterey Formation of California, and the Quaternary record of the Santa Barbara Basin to unravel the tectonic, climatic, and oceanographic evolution of the California Continental Margin, and Pacific Ocean.

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Courtney Marshall
Technical Session Chair

Courtney has been in the industry with Oxy and now CRC in Bakersfield, CA since 2010. Having graduated from Cal State Long Beach, she has gained a strong appreciation with the multitude of geologic quandaries that exist in California, and constantly seeks to gain a greater understanding of California geology and its related petroleum systems.

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Yannick Wirtz
Poster Session Chair

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Russell Shapiro
SEPM Session Chair

Russell is a Professor and the Department Chair of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Cal State Chico. He is a geobiologist whose research focuses on Precambrian through Phanerozoic stromatolites/microbialites and sometimes associated economic mineral deposits. He also works as a commercial environmental paleontologist.

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Gary Myers
SEG Session Chair

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Martin Jimenez
Short Course Chair

Martin is an Engineering Geologist with the DOGGR in Bakersfield, CA, who previously worked for Battelle in Columbus, OH on petroleum systems evaluation, reservoir characterization, and CO2/EOR projects. He has a B.S. in Geology from CSU Bakersfield, and an M.S. from Penn State Univ., where he also participated in the IBA program.

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Becca Schempp
Exhibits Chair

Becca has been active in PSAAPG since 2008. She has worked for Oxy and now CRC in Long Beach and Bakersfield since 2009. She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with both her BS and MS in Geology. She loves being outdoors and working on house projects with her family and husband.

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Larry Knauer
Fundraising Chair

Larry is a very active proponent of geologists getting involved in all levels of the AAPG and taking advantage of the networking opportunities.
(Retired Geologist)

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Lisa Alpert
Registration Co-Chair

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Cynthia Huggins
Registration Co-Chair

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Nicky Oliver
Financial Chair

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Tom Kelty
Site Chair

Tom is an Associate Professor at Calif. State Univ. at Long Beach, where his research interests are the Tectonic Evolution of the Himalayas, Mongolia, and the North American Cordillera.

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Karla Tucker
Judging Chair

Karla is a consulting geologist specializing in the L.A. Basin and San Joaquin Valley. Previous 15 years with Chevron, and taught school for 11 years, receiving the 2010 Teacher of the Year award for her district. She started consulting in 2012 with her company, KTRC2 Inc. She has been in AAPG for +30 years, volunteering for LABGS as Scholarship & Awards Chair, and PSAAPG as TOTY Chair.

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Bob Lindblom
Honor & Awards Chair

Bob is a Consulting Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University, and a Past President of the California State Board of Registration for Geologists and Geophysicists, under the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

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Maia Davis
Conference Volume Editor

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Megan Mortimer-Lamb
Infrastructure Chair

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Leo Gianetta
Advertising Chair

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Richard Greenwood
Hotels Chair

Richard is a geologist with the State Lands Commission.

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