Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute would like to thank Mr. Lewis (Stan) Pittman for his continued service to the AGI community by honoring him with the William B Heroy Jr. Award. Pittman has served on AGI committees for over a decade, serving in financial roles, including the AGI Executive Committee treasurer. AGI is grateful for Pittman's service helping shape AGI's financial goals.
Along with his leadership roles with AGI, Pittman is also recognized for this educational and industry contributions. He was a driving force for the geosciences in Texas precollege education, testifying as a member of a task force which sought to incorporate Earth science into school standards. Furthermore, Pittman has distinguished himself with a 55-year career in petroleum geology. Aside from his work with AGI, he is currently a member of several AGI Member Societies, including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists.
The award is named after William B. Heroy Jr.'s exemplary service to the American Geosciences Institute. His professional accomplishments were exceeded only by his love of geology and his commendable modesty in the face of such achievements.
The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geosciences education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.