David W. Miller, CPL, is the owner and Managing Member of Miller Land Professionals, LLC, a full-service land company located in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from Mississippi State University with a degree in Geology in 1975, Miller began his forty-two year career as a landman working for his father. He formed Miller Land in 2003 and expanded his business to cover over twenty states. He became a Certified Professional Landman in 1986 and a Registered Professional Geologist in 1999.
Miller is a past president of the Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen and was named its Landman of the Year in 2002. He was the AAPL Director for his local association for three years.
For the past year Miller has served as AAPL’s First Vice President. In this role, he was Chairman of the Finance Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Investment Advisory Council, and was a member of the Annual Meeting Committee and the NAPE Management Committee.
Serving as the Treasurer of AAPL from 2006-2007, Miller is also the past chairman of the Awards, Certification, and Education Committees and served on the Ethics, Tax Issues, and Sub-nominating committees. Miller also assisted on several Accreditation Task Forces and as a NAPE Ambassador. He co-chaired the Educational Foundation Task Force which was responsible for restructuring the foundation and subsequently served as one of the directors. He was the recipient of an AAPL Special Award in 2011.
Maintaining membership in MAPL, NALA, HAPL, and NHAPL, Miller is also a member of the U. S. Oil & Gas Association, MS & AL Division and serves on its executive committee.