LEAP is served by a board of directors that follows best practices for not-for-profit governance. Our board includes:
Mr. Niquette is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., a professional cultural resource management firm headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky with 11 offices located throughout the United States. Mr. Niquette has over 30 years of experience as a professional archeologist, has served on the board of directors for many of the nation’s leading archaeology organizations, and in 2008 received the Presidential Recognition Award for his work in archaeology. Niquette has also worked for the National Park Service and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. He received his undergraduate degree in history and anthropology from Catawba College, and a Masters degree in anthropology from the University of Arkansas.
Mr. Boling is the President of V+ Development Solutions, and Executive Vice President of Southwestern Energy. Southwestern Energy is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and is the fifth largest producer of natural gas in the United States. Mr. Boling formerly operated a private law practice in Houston specializing in the oil and gas industry. Prior to that, he was a partner with Fulbright and Jaworski LLP. Boling holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor’s degree in geology from DePauw University.
Dr. Grenda is the President of Statistical Research, Inc., a professional archaeology firm with office locations throughout the western United States. Dr. Grenda specializes in historical archaeology, California prehistory, coastal-inland settlement patterns, prehistoric economies, hunter-gatherer studies, and sociopolitical evolution In 2005, Dr. Grenda was appointed by the Governor of California to the California State Historical Resources Commission (2005-2013) and served as chairperson from 2006-2008 and vice-chair in 2013. Dr. Grenda serves on the board of directors for several nonprofits in California. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Anthropology from the University of Redlands, an M.A. in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona.
Mr. Motsinger is the President of PaleoWest Archaeology, a professional archaeology firm with offices throughout the western United States. Mr. Motsinger has over 25 years of archaeology experience and is the author of several professional books and articles on the subject. Mr. Motsinger currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Cultural Resource Association. He holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and an M.A. in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University.
Mr. Baumgartner is a Stakeholder Relations Advisor with Shell Oil Company, conducting strategic stakeholder analysis and planning in the United States. Previously in Shell, he was the Stakeholder Manager for Shell Alaska, responsible for its relationships with key stakeholders, communities and entities. Prior to that , he worked as Corporate Communications Manager for Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native corporation that represents the indigenous people of Southcentral Alaska. Mr. Baumgartner is Inupiat, from Alaska’s Arctic region.
Mr. Boyless is the President and General Manager of Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc., a cultural resource management firm headquartered in Golden, Colorado with regional offices throughout the western United States. Mr. Boyless earned his B.A. in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University and his Master of Business Administration from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. His professional experience includes employment as an archaeologist for the National Forest Service and private consulting firms. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Cultural Resources Association and the Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve.
Dr. John Douglass represents the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) on the board. He is a professional archaeologist and the Director of Corporate Research at Statistical Research, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from Kenyon College and his Ph.D. in Latin American Archaeology from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Douglass is on the board of directors of the SAA, Xela AID Partnerships for Self-Reliance (located in Guatemala), and the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society. He is the co-editor or author of several books, including Ancient Households of the Americas: Conceptualizing What Households Do (2012) and New Mexico and the Pimería Alta: the Colonial Period in the American Southwest (2017).
Mr. Maddams is the Senior Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility with Hess Corporation in Houston, Texas. He is responsible for leading a team to provide CSR support for Hess’ exploration and production global operations, including unconventional resources in North Dakota and Ohio. Mr. Maddams previously worked for Talisman Energy in their Corporate Affairs Department which included postings in Sudan, Africa and Lima, Peru. With over fifteen years of CSR experience Mr. Maddams has in-depth and practical understanding of the social complexities inherent in the extractive sectors.
Mr. William McCabe currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Missouri River Resources and is responsible for establishing the technical capacity of the company for oil and gas development on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. His spectrum of energy experience is a result of his career long association in the Energy and Power Industry acquiring expertise in oil and gas exploration and development, energy marketing, renewable resource development, distributed electric power generation systems, the development of community-scale utility capacity, as well as an ability to form business alliances between resource owner and resource consumer. His primary focus throughout is to provide expertise towards Tribal Energy Resource Development for sustainable Tribal Economies. Mr. McCabe is an enrolled member of the Navajo Tribe (Táchii’nii Clan). He graduated from Stanford University in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and Management.
Mr. Andrew Weir is the President of Commonwealth Heritage Group. Prior to becoming President, Andrew worked his way up through the ranks at Commonwealth beginning with Field Archaeologist. Most recently he oversaw two major acquisitions for Commonwealth taking the company from a medium sized regionally based firm to a nationwide company with over 75 full time employees. Andrew oversees 8 offices in 10 states. He has a BA in Anthropology from Western Michigan University and a MA from East Carolina University in Maritime History (Underwater Archaeology). He currently lives in Ann Arbor, MI, with his wife and three kids.