Outstanding Young Professional Award

About the Award

The Outstanding Young Professional Award is presented to a person with less than five years of experience who has made significant contributions to the industry through volunteering to AAPG, RMS-AAPG or RMS-AAPG affiliated society or by scientific achievement including publication, presentation, or other contributions to geology.  This award was first presented in 2015.

Previous Winners


Marron Bingle-Davis started her career as a petroleum geologist when she joined Sunshine Valley Petroleum Corporation in 2011. She primarily works on Wyoming projects, with a specific focus on historic fields within the Powder River Basin. From the very start of her career, Marron has been an active volunteer with the Wyoming Geological Association (WGA). She served on the WGA Field Conference committee in 2013, 2014, and 2015 and was the committee chair in 2015 and editor of the 2015 Guidebook. She was the Core Workshop Committee Chair in 2015 and 2016. In addition, she served as Vice President of the WGA in 2013 and 2014 and is the current President of WGA. Volunteers like Marron Bingle-Davis make our societies great and the Rocky Mountain Section of AAPG would like to show our appreciation of her enthusiastic and diligent contributions with the RMS-AAPG Outstanding Young Professional Award.


Kassandra L. Sendziak (Anadarko Petroleum Company) was presented the Outstanding Young Professional Award. This year, the first year this award has been presented. Ms. Sendziak is a take charge type of person that gets the job done, both at work and in her volunteering. She was selected for this award in recognition of her presentations at several AAPG ACE meetings in addition to her service to the AAPG and the RMS-AAPG on the organizing committees for the annual meetings.

President Sue Cluff presents Outsdanding Young Professional Award to Kassie Sendziak.


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