American Petro-Hunter Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) announced the appointment of Lonnie J. McDade to the company's board of directors.

McDade is a petroleum engineering graduate from Mississippi State University and has served in the upstream domestic and international business for over 30 years. He began his career with Amoco Production in the Gulf of Mexico, serving as both production and development engineer. Following Amoco McDade served as an area manager for an independent in the Mid Continent, Permian, Sacramento and Rocky Mountains. Following which he joined British Petroleum, serving as the manager of reservoir engineering, acquisitions, technical programs in Europe, U.K. land and the manager of production and operations on the North Slope of Alaska.

McDade also served as a consultant to the industry in both a business and technical role with clients including Schlumberger, Chevron, Nippon, Chevron/Texaco, Exxon/Mobil, EnterVest, Lukoil, Yukos, Stentificagas, Ecopetrol, PEMEX, Nuevo, Devon, and Conoco/Phillips.

McDade will be immediately responsible for the company's ongoing acquisition review and to assist in the development of its oil and gas projects in Oklahoma.