Tony Petrello: College Years and Beyond

Tony Petrello is currently the CEO, President and Chairman of Nabors Industries, the largest land based oil and gas drilling contractor in the world. In 2015 he earned $68.2 million in compensation.

A few years ago, his college roommate wrote a comical look at who Petrello was in college. He describes him as a skinny public school kid that came from a working class family and attended Yale on scholarship. He jokes that he had a thick Jersey accent, was quite loud and had a boasting Italian-American demeanor that stood out among the reserved, WASPs of Yale. Aside from physical description, he describes him as an incredibly gifted math “whiz” who was an obvious genius even at the young age of 18.

He went on to work at the elite law firm of Baker & McKenzie, where he eventually moved up the ranks to be appointed as managing partner. From there, Petrello was wooed away by Nabors Industries, which was one of Baker & McKenzie’s largest clients. He moved to Houston to become president and Chief Operating Officer of Nabors in 1991. By 2011, he had moved up to hold the three titles he has today: President, CEO and Chairman of the Board. Click here to know more.

Tony Petrello married his high school sweetheart, Cynthia and the two gave birth to a daughter, Carena, who was born 24 weeks early and developed cerebral palsy. Tony and Cynthia took it as their personal mission to bring advancements in child neurological research to their backyard in Texas and the two worked diligently with the Texas Children’s Institute Center for Neurological Research to raise money, awareness and, most importantly, to bring in advanced research. To date, the couple has donated $7 million dollars as well as led the charge in the Texas community to raise even more funds and awareness.

His LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-petrello-1335b097

James Dondero Gives Back To Dallas

James Dondero is the CEO of Highland Capital Management, and he has created a better place for the public to invest their money. He has built one of the largest hedge funds in the world, and he wants to ensure that the public has as many opportunities as possible to save their money. He is giving back to the Dallas community, and he will give more every year as it is needed. This article explains how James is creating a better city in Dallas.

 

#1: The Family Place

 

The Family Place is a charity that houses anyone who is running from a bad family situation. The charity is trying to help as many people as possible, and they have many buildings planned. They have started a new round of funding for their locations, and they hope that their locations will grow quite a lot because of this fundraising program.

 

#2: The Challenge Grant

 

James Dondero has offered a challenge grant to the people at The Family Place, and he knows that they may use that money to complete their fundraising drive. This generous gift will encourage other people to give to the charity, and James knows that he may help The Family Place complete their fundraising faster. Someone who needs a place to stay will get it faster.

 

#3: Giving Back To Dallas

 

James gives back to Dallas as much as possible, and he has coordinated with those who work in civic giving to offer as much money back to the community as possible. Someone who wishes to use the facilities that The Family Place builds may need other services that James has also given to.

 

James Dondero has proven that giving back is important. He is helping the city of Dallas become a much better place for people to live.