History

By J. N. Page (Humble Oil & Refining Company) 
 

The Ark-La-Tex Association of Petroleum Landmen is one of the older land associations in continued existence in the country, being organized shortly after the formation of the Mississippi Landmen's Association in 1944. It owes its early creation to the fact that Jack W. Hamilton had been a charter member of the Mississippi group.

Hamilton, then with Stanolind, now with Pan-Am international in Iran, was transferred to Shreveport, Louisiana. Charles T. "Scotty" McCord, Jr., then with Lyons and Prentiss, now with McCord Oil Company, learned of the Mississippi Association through conversations with Hamilton. He saw the usefulness of such an organization and began to talk about having one in the Ark-La-Tex area. With the enthusiasm and organizing ability of McCord, the association was soon a fact.


Board

2018 - 2019

Officers
Cynthia Ashford, RPL - President
Pedro Pizarro, CPL - Vice President
Josh Rambo, CPL - Treasurer
Amy E. Hicks - Secretary

Directors
Jeremy Harris, CPL - Past President
Matt May
Marvin Townsend, Jr.
Shawn S. Meyer, CPL
Joseph Collier, CPL
Sonya D. Grigsby, CPL
Travis M. Hart, CPL
Lynn Higginbotham, CPL
Ken Womack, CPL
Paul Wood - AAPL Director
Louise Pearce CPL/ESA - Most Trusted Advisor


By-Laws

Revised 2008


ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of the Association shall be “ARK-LA-TEX ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL LANDMEN,” hereinafter sometimes referred to as “ALTAPL” and/or the “Association.”

ARTICLE II: LOCATION

The site of the headquarters of ALTAPL shall be in the City of Shreveport, Parish of Caddo, State of Louisiana.

ARTICLE III: PURPOSE

The purpose of the ALTAPL shall be to serve as an unincorporated professional organization for men and women engaged for pecuniary gain or profit, but to inspire and maintain a high standard of professional conduct according to a Code of Ethics, to recognition and improved standing for the Landman in the industry and in the community, to provide and promote the furtherance of education and educational opportunities for the personal professional development of all members of the Association, as well as for selected scholarship recipients, if any, and to encourage and promote involvement in local, state, and national issues which affect the mineral and energy industries.


Past Presidents

1946 – 1947          Charles T. McCord                   (deceased)
1947 – 1948          Charles W. Day                       (deceased)
1948 – 1949          F. H. Harrell                            (deceased)
1949 – 1950          G. P. “Tige” Brown                  (deceased)
1950 – 1951          Tommy Costakis                      (deceased)
1951 – 1952          S. Lee Ware                            (deceased)
1952 – 1953          William Allen Cook                  (deceased)
1953 – 1954          E. J. Smallwood                      (deceased)
1954 – 1955          Marvin Whitehead                   (deceased)
1955 – 1956          W. M. Selvidge                        (deceased)
1956 – 1957          C. Curtis Reese                        (deceased)
1957 – 1958          John P. Carnes                         (deceased)
1958 – 1959          Jack C. Hollis                           (deceased)
1959 – 1960          Ralph R. Cadenhead               (deceased)
1960 – 1961          George W. Head                     (deceased)
1961 – 1962          Loren G. Horton                      (deceased)
1962 – 1963          Floyd G. Miller                        (deceased)
1963 – 1964          C. Calvin Braddock                  (deceased)
1964 – 1965          Don W. Allen                           (deceased)
1965 – 1966          John L. Copeland                     (deceased)
1966 – 1967          Richard Miller                         (deceased)
1967 – 1968          James F. White                      
1968 – 1969          Paxton B. Robertson               (deceased)
1969 – 1970          Robert M. Key                         (deceased)
1970 – 1971          James W. Coburn                   
1971 – 1972          James W. Cummings              (deceased)
1972 – 1973          James F. Breen                       (deceased)
1973 – 1974          Cliff C. Burgess                      
1974 – 1975          Cletus D. Duty                         (deceased)
1975 – 1976          Joseph W. McGuire                (deceased)
1976 – 1977          George P. Moran                    (deceased)
1977 – 1978          William M. Hamiter               (deceased)
1978 – 1979          W. Neil Hohmann                  
1979 – 1980          Herb Gorum                            (deceased)
1980 – 1981          Patrick L. McConathy             
1981 – 1982          David Braddock                      
1982 – 1983          Robert M. Mills                      
1983 – 1984          James G. Marston, III            
1984 – 1985          Todd M. Upson                      
1985 – 1986          J. Baker Barr, Jr.                     
1986 – 1987          Steven A. Lenert                    
1987 – 1988          Tim A. Rowe                           (deceased)
1988 – 1989          G. Warren Thornell                 (deceased)
1989 – 1990          Janin Jones                                   
1990 – 1991          Ben R. Lay                              
1991 – 1992          Royce A. Ashford                    (deceased)
1992 – 1993          W. David Briggs                     
1993 – 1994          Boyce W. Irwin                      
1994 – 1995          Ted R. Scurlock                      
1995 – 1996          Autie T. Orjias                        
1996 – 1997          John Roger Adams                  (deceased)
1997 – 1998          Martha M. Rousset                
1998 – 1999          John W. Walsh                       
1999 – 2000          Earl “Currie” Smith                
2000 – 2001          Thomas W. Barton                
2001 – 2002          Steve Causey                          
2002 – 2003          David B. Harmon                    
2003 – 2004          Kemerton D. Hargrove           
2004 – 2005          Darla J. Dorgan                      
2005 – 2006          Terry M. Sullivan                    
2006 – 2007          Ted A. Lyles                            
2007 – 2008          Wm. Christopher Font           
2008 – 2009          Robert P. Head                        (deceased)
2009 – 2010          John T. Head                          
2010 – 2011          Claudia H. Lyles                      
2011 – 2012          Garrett Kimbell                      
2012 – 2013          Jason W. Fairchild                 
2013 – 2014          Reginald E. Cassibry              
2014 – 2015          W. David Briggs                     
2015 – 2016          Michelle Barnett-Hubbell      
2016 – 2017          Leland G. Horton                    
2017 – 2018          Jeremy L. Harris                     


A Landman's Fate

A Landman’s job is never done,
Wars are fought and battles won.
I seem to have a lot of fun,
Always eager and on the run.

If I really did what you say I do,
Even half the things you think are true,
I wouldn’t be worth a dime to you
Or to my wife or my old dog Blue.

So here I’ll set the record straight,
No Landman wants to be second rate.
Just give me a job that you might hate,
I’ll finish it up, no matter how late.

                           Neil Hohmann,
                           ALTAPL President 1978-1979

Reprinted from Source Book for Professional Landmen
By W. Neil Hohmann, ©1983


Scholarship

More information coming soon.


About The Website

The Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen's website was redesigned in July 2016 by Rachel Hill. The site is powered by Squarespace. Questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome! 

The original Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen's website was created by Todd Klee of Teknology Consulting Services.