The PPDM Association has a certification committee in place to design, promote and develop certification programs that will be industry recognized within the realm of Petroleum data - the Petroleum Data Management Certification Committee (PDMCC). The certification programs will become the basis for industry based job family hierarchies as well as the guidelines that can be applied for hiring managers to recognize the “base knowledge” required for various aspects of data management within this space.

The PDMCC consists of three subcommittees. The Governance Sub Committee is responsible for the Policy and Procedure in the areas of exam delivery and credential maintenance and acts as the central link to ensure a consistent process and communication.

This Sub Committee is actively recruiting new members to continue to build better processes as CPDAs pass through the program. For more information on this Sub Committee, or to get involved, please contact

Meet the Certification Committee:

  • Alex Ross, CPDA, Co-Chair, SRA Information Technology
  • Alina Bassett, CPDA, PTTEP
  • Lucky Bodemeh, CPDA, ConocoPhillips
  • Terence Broughton, CPDA, TB Data Solutions
  • Antonie du Toit, CPDA, ANTS GeoConsulting Pty Ltd
  • Susan Hopkin, Independent Consultant 
  • Prashanth Krishnappa, CPDA, CGI Group Inc.
  • Shawn New, CPDA, BHP
  • Mark Sombach,Cenovus Energy
  • Hazel Welch, Chesapeake Energy Corporation