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Board of Directors
The board of directors oversees COPAS operations to assure that policies, projects and other activities authorized by the council are executed in a proper and timely manner.

The COPAS board of directors is composed of nine members, each serving a three-year term. Three directors are elected annually at the COPAS Fall Meetings by the council. Officers are elected by fellow board members and serve one-year terms that commence on January 1.

We are proud to present our current board members and officers:

  • Dalin Error - Error Square - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

    Dalin Error

    President

    • president@copas.org
    • Term: 2022 - 2024
    • Society: Houston
    • Company: Petroleum Comptroller Services
    • Board liaison To: Austin Society, Canada Society, Corpus Christi Society, Houston Society, CEPS Control Panel, Research & Advisory
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  • Craig Buck - Buck Square - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

    Craig Buck

    Vice President

    • vicepresident@copas.org
    • Term: 2022 - 2024
    • Society: Oklahoma City
    • Company: Martindale Consultants, Inc.
    • Board liaison To: Abilene Society, Fort Worth Society, Oklahoma City Society, CEE Steering Committee, Vendor Roundtable
  • Kim Peyton - Peyton Square - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

    Kim Peyton

    Treasurer

    • treasurer@copas.org
    • Term: 2022 - 2024
    • Society: Mississippi
    • Company: Peyton & Company, PLLC
    • Board liaison To: Anchorage Society, Mississippi Society, New Orleans Society, Small Oil & Gas Companies Committee, COPAS Meeting Advisory Committee
  • Kevin Launchbaugh - Launchbaugh Square - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

    Kevin Launchbaugh

    Secretary

    • secretary@copas.org
    • Term: 2020 - 2022
    • Society: Tulsa
    • Company: Gas Equities, Inc.
    • Board liaison To: Colorado Society, Kansas Society, Oklahoma-Tulsa Society, Education Standing Committee, Leadership Handbook Advisory Committee
  • Tom Batsche - Batsche Updated Square - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

    Tom Batsche

    Director

    • tom.batsche@talosenergy.com
    • Term: 2020 - 2022
    • Society: Houston
    • Company: Talos Energy
    • Board liaison To: Acadiana Society, East Texas Society, Houston Society, Joint Interest Standing Committee, Vehicle Rates Subcommittee
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  • Kirk Foreman

    Kirk Foreman

    Director

    • Kforeman6@hotmail.com
    • Term: 2021 - 2023
    • Society: San Antonio
    • Board liaison To: New Mexico Society, San Antonio Society, Wichita Falls Society, Financial Reporting Standing Committee, Mentoring Advisory Committee
  • Rebecca Paris - Rebecca Paris2 - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

    Rebecca Paris

    Director

    • Rebecca.Paris@dvn.com
    • Term: 2021 - 2023
    • Society: Tulsa
    • Company: Devon Energy Corp
    • Board liaison To: Arkansas Society, Ark-La-Texas Society, California Society, Revenue Standing Committee, API Royalty Subcommittee
  • Carolyn Sczepanski - Sczepanski Updated Square - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

    Carolyn Sczepanski

    Director

    • carolyn.sczepanski@ams-par.com
    • Term: 2020 - 2022
    • Society: Dallas
    • Company: AMS-PAR
    • Board liaison To: Dallas Society, Permian Basin Society, Audit Standing Committee, Desk & Derrick, IPA Board, John Jolly Memorial Fund, NOGS Steering Committee
  • Melissa Gruenewald

    Melissa Gruenewald

    Ex-Officio

    • melissagwald@gmail.com
    • Term: 2021 - 2023
    • Society: Oklahoma City
    • Company: Green Forest Financial PLLC
    • Board liaison To: Appalachia Society, Michigan Society, Rocky Mountain Society, APA® Board of Examiners, Nominating Committee
Testimonials

Networking is so important. It will help with your job and career, and you will gain knowledge you can’t get sitting at a desk. The people in COPAS have mentored me, answered questions for me, and genuinely cared about me and my family.

Melissa Gruenewald
Rating: 5

COPAS has great learning opportunities, leadership opportunities, and ways to develop relationships with other accountants and oil and gas professionals. You will work hard when you get involved, but the experiences, people and benefits will be worth it.

Melissa Gruenewald
Rating: 5

For anyone searching for energy knowledge, professional industry contacts, peers with whom to discuss similar dilemmas, and access to energy experts—COPAS is the place to be!

Carolyn Sczepanski
Rating: 5
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OUR MISSION

COPAS provides expertise for the oil and gas industry through the development of Model Form Accounting Procedures, publications, and education. We are a forum for the active exchange of ideas which result in innovative business and accounting solutions.

COPAS

P.O. Box 21272
Wichita, KS 67208
Tel: 303-300-1131

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OUR MISSION

COPAS provides expertise for the oil and gas industry through the development of Model Form Accounting Procedures, publications, and education. We are a forum for the active exchange of ideas which result in innovative business and accounting solutions.

COPAS

P.O. Box 21272
Wichita, KS 67208
Tel: 303-300-1131

Contact Us →

CONNECT WITH US

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