Tony Petrello Makes Houston The Center Of His Charitable Activities

As the saying goes that a friend in need is a friend indeed, that is the case with the Houston based companies and businesses such as the Nabors countries, Houston Food Bank, H-EB among many others that assisted the local community at their hour of need. The year of 2017 marked a severer catastrophic event called the Hurricane Harvey that hit Houston and the surrounding areas of Texas and would go down in history and the minds of the people for a long time before it would be forgotten. Several streets flooded, properties worth millions destroyed and the supply of essential requirements such as food and shelter could not meet the growing demand. Many thanks to the Houston businesses that stepped up to provide vital aids to the affected people.

From time to time, the employees of the local drilling company participated in an array of community development services, fundraising for various projects among others. They have made this a culture that the Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries Mr. Tony Petrello is proud and passionate about it. When the Hurricane Harvey devastated the city, Tony allowed his workers to offer relief efforts at any time whenever they were needed. Such efforts by the workers were rewarded by a better pay as a sign of appreciation for the service. On a regular day, the employees would take their time in the fitness center and sometimes take some coffee at the Naborhood Café.

The Yale University graduate, Tony Petrello identified professor Serge Lang as his mentor. The experience and exposure he got from Lang who was a renowned mathematician as well as a respected author, positively impacted his life. Unfortunately, the professor died recently and during his memorial service, Tony donated at least $150, 000 as an endowment fee. Tony met with his wife Cynthia while in college. The duo became not only couples but also close allies that were passionate about education. They both ventured into various charitable endeavors together and made Houston the center of their activities. However, Tony Petrello was initially from New Jersey.

Tony Petrello’s career life kicked off from Baker and McKenzie law firm in 1979 after he graduated from Harvard University in Harvard Law School with a J.D degree. Besides, he has an MS degree in Mathematics from Yale University. Tony held the position of Managing Partner at the Baker & McKenzie law firm in 1986 to 1991 before joining Nabors industries.


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