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:

  • Melissa Gruenewald

    Melissa Gruenewald

    President

    • president@copas.org
    • Term: 2021 - 2023
    • Society: Oklahoma City
    • Company: Green Forest Financial PLLC
    • Board liaison To: Appalachia Society, APA® Board of Examiners, Social Media Moderator
  • Dalin Error - Error Square - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

    Dalin Error

    Vice President

    • vicepresident@copas.org
    • Term: 2019 - 2021
    • Society: Houston
    • Company: Petroleum Comptroller Services
    • Board liaison To: Austin Society, Corpus Christi Society, Houston Society, Joint Interest Standing Committee, CEPS Control Panel, COPAS Mentoring Advisory Committee
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  • Craig Buck - Buck Square - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

    Craig Buck

    Treasurer

    • treasurer@copas.org
    • Term: 2019 - 2021
    • 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

    Secretary

    • secretary@copas.org
    • Term: 2019 - 2021
    • Society: Mississippi
    • Company: Peyton & Company, PLLC
    • Board liaison To: Anchorage Society, Mississippi Society, COPAS Meeting 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, Michigan Society, Small Oil & Gas Companies 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
  • Kevin Launchbaugh - Launchbaugh Square - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

    Kevin Launchbaugh

    Director

    • kevin.launchbaugh@gasequities.com
    • Term: 2020 - 2022
    • Society: Tulsa
    • Company: Gas Equities, Inc.
    • Board liaison To: Colorado Society, Kansas Society, New Orleans Society, Oklahoma-Tulsa Society, Education Standing Committee, Leadership Handbook 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, Canada 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, Rocky Mountain Society, Audit Standing Committee, Desk & Derrick, IPA Board, John Jolly Memorial Fund, NOGS Steering Committee
  • Tammy Miller-Davison - 2014 Miller Davison Tammy - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

    Tammy Miller-Davison

    Ex-Officio