Dallas, Texas â€” The Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES) recently installed William R. Finley, an independent petroleum geologist and participating partner of Rozel Energy, LLC in Lafayette, Louisiana, as president for 2009-2010. Mr. Finley holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and is involved in onshore and offshore petroleum exploration/exploitation in the Louisiana Gulf Coast area.
Other 2009-2010 officers installed at the SIPES 46th Annual Meeting in Hilton Head, South Carolina are Vice President Marc D. Maddox of Midland, Texas; Vice President of National Energy Kenneth J. Huffman of New Orleans, Louisiana; Secretary J. Phil Martin of Houston, Texas; and Treasurer Bobby M. Greenwood of Dallas, Texas.
New members of the SIPES Board of Directors include Donna F. Balin of San Antonio, Dennis M. Gleason of Arlington, and Larry J. Rairden of Houston, Texas.
Continuing directors are J. R. “Dick” Cleveland of Dallas, Owen R. Hopkins of Corpus Christi, H. Jack Naumann of Midland, and Jon B. Selby of Austin, Texas; Thomas J. Smith of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Peter MacKenzie of Worthington, Ohio.
The Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists is a national organization of more than 1250 self-employed geologists, geophysicists and engineers engaged primarily in domestic energy exploration and development. SIPES has eleven chapters located in oil and gas centers of the United States.