As the Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries, located in Houston, Texas, Tony Petrello has become a well-known figure nationally through his humble acts to assist those in need. Inviting Broadway star, Tommy Tune to a cocktail party he and his wife Cynthia hosted to welcome him back to Houston as he came to perform.
The year 2017 has been an important year for a helping hand form Tony Petrello staring with the disaster Hurricane Harvey did to the city of Houston. As a way to help others get on their feet, Tony Petrello offered his employees paid time to help assist those that lost from the Hurricane. One of the ways his employees got involved was by putting an onsite kitchen that provided hot meals 3 times a day to families that were affected. Anthony Petrello did all he can to help get the city back up and running again.
Graduating from Yale University, Tony Petrello valued education. Being from Newmark, New Jersey born into a poor family, he managed to work his way to a full ride from the university. Once becoming an alum, he set up a scholarship at Yale that was given to those from modest backgrounds so that they get the college education they deserve without the effects of money.
Not only did the CEO help others in rough times, but also faced some of his own. His daughter, Carena, was born with periventricular leukomalacia which prohibited her to walk, talk, or eat. Doctors in the hospital haven’t done much research on the disease and looked all around the world for treatment but couldn’t find one. He and his wife then eventually worked with Texas Children’s Hospital and donated 7 million dollars to help children with neurological conditions. With this money, the hospital was able to construct the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute that receives patients both globally and across the United States.