Tony Petrello is no medical expert, but he is happy to help experts in that field by donating to research facilities. He has done this for over 10 years at the Texas Children’s Hospital where he got involved after coming out of a tough time in his life. Tony Petrello is the CEO of Nabors Industries, one of the world’s top oil drilling companies, and he always has found a way to solve problems that few others have. But he found when his daughter Carena was born that he faced new problems that he could not defeat. Tony Petrello Welcomes Tommy Tune Home To Houston.
Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia found out their young daughter had periventricular leukomalacia, a brain condition that has also caused cerebral palsy in young children. They tried to consult with some of the nation’s best doctors and surgeons on how to treat Carena, but they were told she would have that condition for the rest of her life. It was hard for Petrello to face that reality watching his daughter grow up, but he realized that since little was being done by way of research in children’s brain disorders, he decided he would do something about it. Petrello had met with two other business people in Dan and Jan Duncan who decided to start a center for young children’s neurological research. Petrello decided to become involved in this and in a fundraiser he wrote a check for $5 million to it. Later on he added $2 million more, and today the institute is one of the top children’s neurological research centers in the world. Petrello hopes people will recognize how important this field is from his work.
Tony Petrello is originally from New Jersey and is a graduate of Yale University in the Advanced Mathematics field. He also studied law at Harvard and became an expert in corporate and finance law as he became an attorney for Baker & McKenzie, a law firm based in New York. He represented many investment banks, hedge funds, pharmaceutical companies and also Nabors Industries who offered him the job as chief operating officer after he had spent 13 years at the firm and 6 as managing partner there. Tony Petrello spent 20 years in that role before being nominated CEO upon the passing of former CEO Eugene Isenberg. Petrello also serves with several other energy companies including the Board of Directors at Stewart & Stevenson and Hillcorp Energy.
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