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Curtis Charles Stanley Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Stanley has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the oil industry

Curtis Charles Stanley has been recognized for his contributions with the API Certificate of Appreciation, the organization's highest honor, and multiple Shell Special Recognition Awards.

    BOERNE, TX, December 17, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Curtis Charles Stanley with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Stanley celebrates many years of experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With over 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Stanley is the president and Principal Hydrogeologist for the Curt Stanley Consulting Group LLC since 2016. In addition to his primary role, he also serves as a Principal Consultant of GSI Environmental since 2016. Earlier in his career, he was the Global Discipline Leader of Hydrogeology at the Shell Oil Company prior to his retirement in 2016. While at Shell, he became the first hydrogeologist for the company and the petroleum industry and has served as both a fact and expert witness in various litigation matters. Before accepting this position at Shell, he worked for Geological Resources in Raleigh, NC, and as a research assistant at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, from 1977 to 1979. His first professional role was as an industrial engineering assistant with the United Parcel Service of America Inc. in Raleigh, NC, from 1976 to 1977.

Outside of his primary endeavors, Mr. Stanley was a member of API's Soil and Groundwater Technical Group from 1979 to 2016, serving as chairman from 1997 to 2016. He also chaired the National Groundwater Association Petroleum Hydrocarbon Conferences from 1997 to 2005. Notably, he is a principal author of the "Risk-Based Corrective Action Standards" for ASTM, something he considers to be one of the highlights of his career. The author of over 100 articles and presentations at national and international conferences, he has instructed over 25 national and international workshops. He also developed the internationally recognized training tool titled "Animated Information System for Groundwater Assessment and Remediation."

Passionate about making a difference in the world, Mr. Stanley began his career as a student at North Carolina State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in geology (with an emphasis in Engineering) in 1979. One of his professors, Dr. Henry Brown, convinced him that geology would be a rewarding career. Having always had a passion for groundwater and the environment, he combined the two areas of study to become a hydrogeologist, which was an emerging science at the time. After starting at Shell, Mr. Stanley continued his studies at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Waterloo as well as taking numerous geology and management courses through Shell.

Mr. Stanley is a Certified Professional Geological Scientist through the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and he is a Licensed Geologist in the state of North Carolina and a Licensed Professional Geoscientist in the state of Texas.

A respected voice in his industry, Mr. Stanley has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. He is currently a member of the National Ground Water Association (Scientists and Engineers Division), the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Prior to his retirement from Shell in 2016, Mr. Stanley was a member of the American Petroleum Institute (API), the E50 and D18 committees of ASTM, and the Sustainable Remediation Forum (where he was also a board member).

Moreover, Mr. Stanley has maintained an active presence as an elected member of the board of directors at the North Carolina State University College of Sciences Foundation since 2018 and as an elected member of the Geosciences Department Advisory Committee at Texas A&M University since 2017. Civically, he is a past fire commissioner of the Harris County Emergency Services District #28, where he was active from 1989 to 2005.

Throughout his career, Mr. Stanley has been recognized for his contributions, including having received the API Certificate of Appreciation, the organization's highest honor, and multiple Shell Special Recognition Awards. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including the 21st edition of Who's Who in the South and Southwest.

Looking toward the future, Mr. Stanley hopes to be consulting on projects that he finds to be stimulating and capable of making a difference. He will also be traveling across the world with his wife Patty as much as time allows. In his free time, he enjoys landscape and nature photography, sporting clays, and fly fishing.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Curtis Charles Stanley has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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