Nominations for openings on the SPE International Board of Directors (SPEI BOD) are due December 1, 2009. SPE members can nominate colleagues for open positions by submitting the completed nomination forms found at www.spe.org.

SPEI BOD position profiles are posted on Governance section of the SPE Gulf Coast Section website at http://www.spegcs.org/en/cms/?409, describing the following attributes for each position: 

  • Key position/commitment
  • Role
  • Responsibilities/Duties
  • Preferred Prior Experiences
  • Preferred Skills/Proficiencies

Regional Directors reside in the region they represent, whereas the positions for 2011 President, Vice President Finance, Technical Director for Production & Operations, and Technical Director for Reservoir Description and Dynamics are selected from sections around the world. The resulting 27-member SPEI BOD reflects the Society's geographic and technical diversity.

The openings in the SPEI BOD for which nominations are being solicited include 2011 President, Vice President Finance, Technical Director for Production & Operations, and Technical Director for Reservoir Description and Dynamics, as well as Region Directors in the Regions of Gulf Coast North America, Western North America, Northeast North America, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific North. Incumbents in these positions from the Gulf Coast Region include Ken Arnold in the Vice President of Finance role, James Pappas in the role of Technical Director for Production & Operations, and Susan Howes as Regional Director for Gulf Coast North America.