Tony Petrello, the president and CEO of Nabors Industries for the past twenty-five plus years, is always finding ways to give back. According to an article on releasefact.com Tony Petrello has given a five-million-dollar donation and helped found the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. The generosity of Tony Petrello along with his wife will allow children to get the best car from doctors and surgeons who lead the charge against the diseases they are facing. They’ll be able to be seen by the top doctors in their fields. Tony Petrello and his Dedication to Philanthropic Causes.
The cause is near and dear to his heart because his daughter Carena had a medical condition that caused her to have cerebral palsy and suffers from periventricular leukomalacia. She had been born prematurely and did not have sufficient blood flow to her brain. Carena had to learn some things other children pick up naturally. They wanted to make sure they found the best care for their daughter and started their desire to help other children get the care they need. The Tony Petrellos are involved in raising money for the Hospital as well as donating.
As a member of the Board of Trustees for the hospital, Tony Petrello checked out pediatric research facilities in the UK and US and found there weren’t many for certain neurological conditions. He found there were some that focused on these conditions for adults, but not children. The goal of the institute is to find a cure for the diseases plaguing children. Tony often speaks to share what happened with his daughter in the hopes it will help a family going through the same thing.
Tony Petrello came from a middle-class family in Newark, New Jersey. He graduated from Yale, pursued a law career, and took a job with Nabor Industries in the nineties. Nabor Industries own a large land-based fleet of oil rigs and are a leader in drilling rigs for the US. In 2011 he became the CEO and has been positively advancing the company ever since.