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AAPL Awards recognize members and local associations who achieved the highest standards of excellence in the land profession. Each year, nominations are sent to the Award Committee chair and the winners are selected by an anonymous committee. The awards are then presented at the Annual Meeting.

2019-2020

Award Winners 2019-2020

Lifetime Achievement Award

Harold J. Anderson, CPL/ESA
Professional Landmen’s Association of New Orleans

Past Year Honorees

Landman of the Year

Tasha Caple, RPL
Nevada Landmen’s Association

Past Year Honorees

Pioneer Award

Michael Late Benedum
“The Greatest Wildcatter”

Local Association of the Year

Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen

Presidential Meritorious Award

David R. Cape, CPL

Presidential Meritorious Award

Jodi Gallegos

Best AAPL Director's Communication

Robert Rice, CPL
Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen

Best Newsletter Bulletin Communication - Large Association

Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen
The Register, Vol. XXXIII, No. 7

Best Newsletter Bulletin - Medium Association

North Houston Association of Professional Landmen
NHAPL Fall 2019 Newsletter

Best Newsletter Bulletin - Small Association

Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen
The Override, Vol. XII, Issue I

Largest Growth % of AAPL Membership - Large Association

Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen

Largest % of AAPL Membership - Large Association

Houston Association of Professional Landmen

Largest % of AAPL Membership - Medium Association

North Houston Association of Professional Landmen

Largest % of AAPL Membership - Small Association

Tri-State Association of Professional Landmen

Special Award - Education

M. Ryan Kirby
Houston Association of Professional Landmen

Special Award - Community Service

Stephanie Magers
Houston Association of Professional Landmen

Special Award

Ronald K. Munn, CPL/ESA
Houston Association of Professional Landmen

Outstanding Graduate

Taylor Stoute
University of Oklahoma 2020

Past Year Honorees

Lifetime Achievement

2020 Harold J. Anderson, CPL/ESA
2019 James P. McGowen, CPL
2018 Steven D. Wentworth, CPL
2017 Donald L. Clark, CPL
2016 Edwin S. Ryan Jr. 
2015 Jack C. Richards, CPL
2014 Alan Morgan, CPL
2013 Phil Jones, CPL
2012 Charles Stanford, CPL
2011 T. Verne Dwyer, CPL
2010  Robert "Bob" Bergfeld, CPL
2009 Harold Carter, CPL
2008 Leon Hirsch, CPL
2007 Jack Sweeney, CPL
2006 Ted Collins, Jr.
2005 Robert J. Martin, CPL
2004 Bob Garst
2003 William M. Majors, Jr., CPL
2002 Kenneth R. Good, CPL
2001 Jack McMillan, CPL
2000 Horace E. Rowold, CPL
1999 Bernard L. House, CPL
1998 James W. Beavers Jr., CPL
1997 Eugene J. Wentworth, CPL
1996 Rowald F. Champion, CPL
1995 Jim L. Hanna, CPL

Landman of the Year

2020 Tasha Caple, RPL
2019 Hamel B. Reinmiller, CPL
2018 Carl D. Campbell, CPL
2017 Tiffany C. Pollock, CPL
2016 Mona Ables, CPL
2015 Julie E. Woodard, CPL
2014 Duane Fadness, CPL
2013 Peggy Worthington, CPL
2012 Charles Stanford
2011 Bill Rex, CPL
2010 Ted Lefebvre, CPL
2009 Roger A. Soape, CPL
2008 Vaughn Vennerberg
2007 Eric K. Hanson, CPL
2006 Bernie Ulincy, CPL
2005 Jim R. Dewbre, CPL
2004 Michael A. Ackal Jr., RPL
2003 Katherine "Kitty" S. Chalfant, CPL
2002 Leon Hirsch, CPL
2001 Alan H. Morgan, CPL
2000 Harold J. Anderson, CPL/ESA
1999 M. Don Key, CPL
1998 Kenneth R. Good, CPL
1997 Hellen Reasoner Hutchison, CPL
1996 Jack Sweeney, CPL