Business man Tony Petrello recently made news because he recently donated as much as $5 million to a research initiatives. Furthermore Petrello plans to donate another two million dollars in the near future. Giving is nothing new for Petrello. He has dedicated his life to giving back and has a passion for philanthropy.
Petrello’s giving is probably rooted in his own family. His own eight year old daughter has miraculously overcome some health scares. Carena, his daughter was born at 24 weeks and only weighed 20 ounces. It was soon discovered she had periventricular leukomalacia. Tony Petrello and his wife are committed to finding solutions and even open their own pocketbooks to do so. In 2007, Petrello and his wife donated more than 50 million dollars to the formation of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. t The amazing venue is more than 300,000 square feet at Texas Children’s Hospital. Furthermore he has donated $7 million to the Texas Children’s Hospital.
The President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee of Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello has built an impressive career and resume. Petrello is a graduate of Yale University where he earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics. He also received a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
Petrello’s career dates back to his beginnings at Baker & McKenzie. The law firm is where Petrello started. The firm’s focus was on general corporate law, and taxation. Tony had a short stint as Managing Partner in the mid 80’s before he became the leader of Nabors Industries in the early 1990’s. Tony would eventuallly become the Deputy Chairman of the company in 2003.
Tony Petrello is committed giving back and serving others. Currently he serves as a director of Stewart & Stevenson. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Texas Children’s Hospital. He continues to be committed to donating money for research for a number of health issues. Petrello continues to thrive and with his amazing track record he is sure to continue making a tremendous impact.
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