American Association of Professional Landmen Announces 2014-2015 Executive Committee

  American Association of Professional Landmen Announces 2014-2015 Executive

   Landman industry’s most influential association appoints new leadership

Business Wire

FORT WORTH, Texas -- July 22, 2014

The American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) is proud to announce
its 2014-2015 Executive Committee.

“The 2014-2015 Executive Committee officers are true stewards of the land
profession, with more than a century of combined leadership within AAPL, their
industry and their communities,” said AAPL Executive Vice President Marty
Schardt. “It’s this depth of experience and commitment to our industry that
will keep AAPL’s mission, our members and our Code of Ethics at the forefront
of oil and gas development across the nation.”

Established in 1956, AAPL is the leading source of information and guidance
for the landman profession. Each AAPL member commits to the highest ethical
standards outlined in AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

The 2014-2015 AAPL Executive Committee includes:

  *President Roger A. Soape, Certified Professional Landman (CPL) – Founder
    and President of Roger A. Soape, Inc. in Houston, Texas;
  *First Vice President Marc R. Strahn, CPL – President of The Wolf Haven
    Corp. and High Story Ventures, Inc. in Story, Wyo.;
  *Second Vice President Tom J. Havenstrite, CPL – President of T.S. Dudley
    Land Company, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Okla.;
  *Third Vice President William L. Porter, CPL – Land Manager at McClure Oil
    Company, Inc. in Midland, Texas;
  *Secretary Mark Eppes, CPL – Independent Petroleum Landman in Madison,
  *Treasurer Bill Justice, CPL – Founder and President of TotaLand
    Technologies in Lafayette, La.; and
  *Immediate Past President M. Don Key, CPL – Senior Staff Landman of
    Continental Resources, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Okla.

About the American Association of Professional Landmen

The American Association of Professional Landmen unites more than 21,000
landmen and land-related persons throughout 44 affiliated local associations
in the United States and in Canada. AAPL serves as the voice of the landman
profession to encourage fair trading terms that work in the best interest of
all parties, wise utilization of natural resources and responsible employment
of the land’s surface. Visit or our public awareness website,, to learn more.


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