Since 2006 Tony Petrello has donated millions of dollars to various research organizations. And from the looks of it, he won’t be slowing down on his giving anytime soon.
What Has Inspired Tony To Be Such A Big Giver?
When Tony’s daughter Carena was born she weighed in at only 20 ounces. She was premature and would eventually be diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia, a disease caused by an insufficient amount of blood flow to the brain. As a result, Carena developed cerebral palsy and has experienced developmental delays since birth. Even with all these obstacles the Petrello family refuses to give up. Everyday Tony has the pleasure of watching his daughter eat breakfast. Something she couldn’t do just a year ago. And now, at the age of eight, Carena is working on mastering walking and talking.
Tony Saw A Big Opportunity To Give Back
When Tony Petrello and his wife realized what a difficult journey they would facing, they made it their mission to find the best pediatric research institution they could find. They didn’t care where it was located or how much it would cost. All that mattered was their daughter Carena was able to get the best possible care in the world. Though Tony and his wife looked into facilities all over the world, it turned out the facility that could help them the most was their neighborhood Texas Children’s Hospital. They are now on a mission to ensure any child who has been diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia will have the opportunity to grow up and pursue dreams just like the rest of us.
Who Is Tony Petrello?
Since 2011 Tony Petrello has been the CEO of Nabors Industries, the largest drilling contractor in the entire world. After graduating from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Tony started working at the Baker & McKenzie law firm. He joined the firm in 1979 and worked his way up to Managing Partner by 1986. In 1991 he resigned from that position and started working at Nabors Industries as an elected member of the Board of Directors.
12 years later, in 2003, Petrello was promoted to Deputy Chairman. He served in that position until 2011 when he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. And last but not least, since 2012, Tony Petrello has been the Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board.