Sunday, October 20, 2013

Nick Tew, Jr. Assumes American Geosciences Institute Presidency for 2013-2014

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to welcome the 2013-2014 President, Dr. Berry H. (Nick) Tew, Jr. He will be inducted at the Friends of AGI Reception held during the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado on October 28, 2013. Tew, who holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in geology, has substantial administrative, research, and service experience and has been a leader in an array of geoscientific endeavors at all levels of government and with numerous geoscience societies and other organizations. AGI looks forward to his leadership in the upcoming year.

Dr. Tew has served as Alabama's State Geologist and Oil and Gas Supervisor since 2002. In these capacities, he is the Director of the Geological Survey of Alabama and the State Oil & Gas Board of Alabama. He joined the GSA/OGB staff in 1984 and during his career has conducted extensive research on the geology and natural resources of Alabama and surrounding areas. His work has led to over 150 publications, including guidebooks, journal articles, technical reports, and abstracts, as well as scores of technical presentations. In addition to his position in state government, Tew holds an appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alabama and serves on the University of Alabama Museum's Board of Regents and the UA Department of Geological Sciences Advisory Board.

Nick has volunteered his time to the geoscience and natural resource communities in various leadership and other roles. He served as President of the Association of American State Geologists (2008-2009), Chairman of the North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature (2009), Chairman of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Outer Continental Shelf Policy Committee (2004-2007), and Vice-Chairman (Chief Operating Officer) of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (2010-2011). He is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a Natural Resource Trustee for the State of Alabama, a Fellow in the Geological Society of America, and member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Tew was the 2013 recipient of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission's highest honor, the E.W. Marland Award. He has served on the AGI Executive Committee since 2010 in the roles of Secretary and President-Elect.

AGI is honored to have such a fine leader and scientist at the helm for the upcoming year, and we congratulate Nick on this honor.

[reprinted from the AGI news release]

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