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82nd IPAA Annual Meeting n November 2011, IPAA held its Annual Meeting in La Quinta, California—the desert oasis of Palm Springs. This 82nd installment of the IPAA Annual Meeting was one of goodbyes and hellos, as it marked the end of Bruce Vincent’s service as IPAA chairman and the beginning of Virginia “Gigi” Lazenby’s term at the helm. At the Board of Directors meeting—held as part of the threeday membership meeting—Lazenby, CEO of Bretagne LLC, was officially elected chairman and the IPAA Board unanimously approved the appointments made for the 2011-2013 term. The board also elected Mike Watford, CEO of Ultra Petroleum, to be vice chairman. Lazenby had served as vice chair November 10-12, 2011 La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta, CA The meeting also featured former IPAA Chairman Mike Linn’s acceptance of the 2011 Chief Roughneck Award, presented by U.S. Steel. Highlights from the week included a golf tournament for members, a tennis clinic and round robin, dinners and receptions featuring entertainment such as guitar virtuoso Mike Rayburn, and general session and luncheon speakers including political analyst Amy Holmes and U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns. Members also enjoyed a prayer breakfast, optional Jeep tour and a varied and productive selection of cooperating association meetings, industry panel discussions, and IPAA committee meetings. ● I and Watford has been a steady presence on the IPAA Board. In her acceptance speech, Chairman Lazenby discussed the themes of “People, Performance, and Politics” for success in the policy world. In particular she highlighted the role of the IPAA Wildcatters Fund, the largest oil and gas association political action committee in the U.S. At a time when the current presidential administration and Congress in Washington have created a particularly volatile policy environment for the industry, Lazenby noted that it is more important than ever to elect policymakers who understand the prominent role the industry plays in boosting the economy, creating jobs, and bolstering our energy security. 1 2 1. 2. 3. 4. Raising a glass in recognition of Bruce Vincent’s two years of service as IPAA Chairman. Bruce Vincent smiles as he and Rich Eichler prepare to head out on the golf course. Ron Barnes gives a point on his way to the first tee. All smiles at the start of the round. 3 4 38 IPAA Access | Winter 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IPAA Access - Winter 2012

President’s Message
Leadership Profi les
Money Matters
IPAA’s New Look
An Industry Under Fire
Supply and Demand Committee Fall Meeting
Summer NAPE
OGIS® San Francisco
82nd IPAA Annual Meeting
New Members
Upcoming Events
Index of Advertisers

IPAA Access - Winter 2012