AAPL President Reports to LAPL Members
It was a great way to wrap up the year. Jack Richards, president of the AAPL, reported the national association’s numbers for 2011-12--from revenue and expenditures to membership and lobbying efforts. He also reviewed the overall purposes of the AAPL, including benefits of membership and certification. Visit www.landman.org to learn more about the AAPL.
It was also Bill Justice’s last luncheon as president of the LAPL. We want to thank him for an outstanding 2011-12 term, and, at the same time, welcome Tim Ledet to the post as leadership transitions through the summer.
Jack Richards, President/CEO of the American Association of Professional Landmen, is our speaker at this month’s LAPL luncheon/meeting. When he’s not traveling the country encouraging landmen, Jack serves as Chairman and President of the AAPL Education Foundation, Inc., and is the Land Manager for Devon Energy Corporation in its Mid-Continent district located in Oklahoma City.
Jack previously served AAPL in various other capacities on the Executive Committee as First Vice-President and Treasurer. He has chaired AAPL’s Finance Committee, its Strategic Planning Committee and the Trustees of the Landman Scholarship Trust. He has also served on the AAPL Executive Committee as liaison for the Ethics, By-Laws/Policy Manual Review and the NAPE Operator’s Committees.
Jack previously served as President on the Executive Committee of the Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen and currently serves as its Ethics Chair. He is also a member of the Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, Oklahoma Energy Explorers and Panhandle Producer’s and Royalty Owner’s Association.
Jack graduated from the University of Texas with a B.B.A. majoring in Petroleum Land Management. He began his career with Amoco Production Company in New Orleans followed by Saga Petroleum in Houston. Jack then joined Texas Oil & Gas Corp having worked in their offices located in Houston, Tyler and Oklahoma City before TXO’s merger with Marathon Oil Company. He retired from Marathon after 22 years service and joined Devon in 2000.
Jack and his wife, Vicki, have been married 36 years and have two sons and a daughter-in-law. Their oldest son Chris is a dentist in private practice located in Dallas and his wife Beth works in the land department with Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Clarke, their youngest son, is a Landman working with Devon Energy Corporation located in Oklahoma City.
Social at 11:30 a.m. ~ Meeting at noon. Lunch is $15 per person; checks accepted payable to LAPL. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon, Thursday, May 17. This event qualifies for 1 CE credit from the AAPL.