President AAPL G. Rimmer Covington has been an active landman for thirty-one years during which time he established two businesses that are engaged in professional activities. He is the managing principal of Covington Land Services Corp. and he is a principal of Covington Civil and Environmental, LLC, an engineering firm. ...
G. Rimmer Covington has been an active landman for thirty-one years during which time he established two businesses that are engaged in professional activities. He is the managing principal of Covington Land Services Corp. and he is a principal of Covington Civil and Environmental, LLC, an engineering firm.
Covington joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves upon graduation from high school and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant after serving six years. He began his training in landwork during a summer break while attending the University of Mississippi and made the decision to remain in fulltime landwork at that time.
Starting in 1977 Covington worked as a field landman for more than fifteen years. Since 1992 he has focused his career on directing field landman operations, GIS mapping applications and data maintenance as an outsourced service provider.
Covington received the “Keeping America Strong Award” on the television series Heartbeat of America, hosted by William Shatner. The award recognized several small businesses for keeping America moving forward during the economic recession that followed the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
An active member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), Covington became a Certified Professional Landman in 1987 and a Certified Environmental Site Assessor in 1992. Covington received the National Committee Member Award in 1998. He served twice as national chairman of the Environmental Committee and twice as national chairman of the Ethics Committee. He worked on the Task Force for Public Lands Access and on the Public Lands Committee. He served as assistant chairman of the Industry/Public Relations Committee and as AAPL liaison to both the Geocouncil and the Geoenvironmental Forum. Covington served on the Executive Committee as Secretary in 2003 and 2004, and then as First Vice President in 2008 and 2009.
Covington has penned the “ESA Outlook” column in the Landman since February 2000. He has authored papers on the subjects of Ethics for Landmen, Phase I and II site assessments and due diligence published in professional publications and used in course materials at professional seminars. He has also participated as a presenter at various meetings and seminars.
In addition to AAPL, Covington is an active member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Main Committee and Subcommittee E50.02 on Environmental Assessment of Commercial Real Estate Transactions, the Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen and the Petroleum Landmen’s Association of New Orleans.
(Bio courtesy of HAPL)