Marc Smith assumes helm at IPAMS

Karyn Plank Grass, the executive director of the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States, Denver, is resigning due to illness. Marc W. Smith, IPAMS director of lands and environment, will succeed Grass. Carla J. Wilson was named director of government and public affairs.


Karyn Plank Grass, the executive director of the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States, Denver, is resigning due to illness. Marc W. Smith, IPAMS director of lands and environment, will succeed Grass.

Grass joined IPAMS in 1991 after serving as executive director of the Panhandle Producers & Royalty Owners Association in Amarillo and as an assistant to T. Boone Pickens Jr. of Mesa Petroleum Co.

IPAMS President Neal Stanley said, �Karyn has served the IPAMS membership with exceptional dedication and energy, leading the organization to record membership levels.�

He said Smith is experienced in land use planning, environmental compliance, and public relations.

Stanley said Carla J. Wilson will become director of government and public affairs. �Carla�s knowledge of the industry is impressive. She has over 20 years experience working policy issues for the oil and gas industry, including 13 years with the former Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association and nearly 5 years with IPAMS.�

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