Tony Petrello’s Charitable Endeavors

From time to time, the residents of Houston and the surrounding region of Texas have had an exceptional opportunity to single out some companies that cared for them. It was such a beautiful deed for the business that did not just focus on making profits but offering help to the local community as well. During the break of Hurricane Harvey in 2017 that hit Houston, several streets flooded, homes and properties destroyed and the supply became scarce because the available necessities could not satisfy the demand. As a result, several prominent businesses within Houston and beyond stepped up to help the community affected. Some of the companies comprised of the Nabors Industries, Houston Food Bank among many others.

On a typical day, the employees of Nabors Industries, a local drilling company would take some time off work to check on their health by embarking on workouts from the regional fitness center. Also, they would make some coffee at the Naborhood Café. More important is the culture in which the companies Chief Executive Officer called Tony Petrello has cultivated in which they would give back to the community. As a result, the company would participate in various community services such as fundraising as well as organize events. Tony Petrello is so passionate about this culture that he rewards his workers for offering such services. When Hurricane Harvey devastated the city, Nabors Industries workers were dispatched to provide essential relief services.


While studying in college, Tony Petrello met with Cynthia who became his wife. The duo lived together happily and carried out various acts of charity. Cynthia and Tony were so passionate about education that they devoted much of their time in the sector. The experience Tony went through when studying at Yale University was excellent as it prepared him for his future career. While in the institution, he would meet with Professor Serge Lang, a renowned author, and respected mathematician. Professor Lang became Tony’s mentor who positively impacted his life. However, it was unfortunate that the professor passed away recently and during his memorial service, Tony donated $150,000 to an endowment fund.

From Harvard School of Law, Tony acquired a J.D degree from Harvard University in addition to a BS degree in Mathematics from Yale University. In 1979, his career life began from Baker and McKenzie law firm. He served as the Managing partner in the same company between 1986 and 1991. Tony then joined the Nabors industries.

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