FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the professional organization that unites more than 21,000 landmen across the United States and Canada, the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) presented its top honors to land professionals and local associations demonstrating the highest level of excellence during the 60th Annual Meeting in Montreal last month.
“It’s been another record-breaking year for AAPL. Our association continues to grow as we represent the best interests of America’s landmen in an ever-evolving industry,” said Roger Soape, president of AAPL. “This event is a celebration of the achievements of our members and a chance to honor all those who have devoted their time, energy and efforts to enhancing our profession.”
Receiving one of the most anticipated awards of the day, Alan Morgan, Certified Professional Landman (CPL), was honored with AAPL’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Throughout a land career spanning more than 35 years, Morgan has been a longtime leader within the Houston Association of Professional Landmen and has held numerous leadership roles within AAPL. He was the recipient of the AAPL Education Award (1989), Outstanding Landman Award (2001) and Distinguished Service Award (2013). In 2013, he was also selected by TIPRO/Texas Monthly as one of the Top 15 Landmen in Texas.
Duane Fadness, CPL, Vice President of Land, Principal and Investor at Liberty Resources LLC, was named AAPL’s Landman of the Year for his leadership and exceptional service to the industry. Fadness is a member of the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen and the Landman’s Association of North Dakota. His leadership within AAPL includes serving as a member of the AAPL Membership Committee, a past and current member of the NAPE Operators Committee and a past and current co-chairman of the NAPE Rockies Committee.
In addition, the Denver Association of Professional Landmen was named the Local Association of the Year. The association was recognized for achieving the greatest cumulative rating with their bulletin/newsletter, best member communications and best AAPL director’s communication.
About the American Association of Professional Landmen
The American Association of Professional Landmen unites more than 21,000 landmen and land-related persons throughout 44 affiliated local associations in the United States and in Canada. AAPL serves as the voice of the landman profession to encourage fair trading terms that work in the best interest of all parties, wise utilization of natural resources and responsible employment of the land’s surface. Visit Landman.org or our public awareness website, AmericasLandman.com, to learn more.