Tony Petrello: Dedicated Father Fighting For A Cure

If you look at the top business people in America, you will notice one thing they all have in common: they are more than just “business people”. They are neighbors, husbands, wives, philanthropists. They have families, children, hopes, and dreams for their futures. Tony Petrello is no exception. He sees his success in life as a sign that he is meant to do great things, not only for himself, but for his family and community.

When his daughter Carena was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and Peri-ventricular Leukomalacia (PVL). Born 24 weeks early, Carena Petrello was forced to fight tooth and nail, every day, to achieve successes which came easily to other children her age; even simple tasks such as learning to walk and talk.

Tony and his wife, Cynthia are thankful every day for Texas Childrens Hospital, on which Tony Petrello serves as Director of the board; and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. Texas Childrens Hospital has been the recipient of generous donations of both money and time from the Petrello family. One of the many ways in which Tony Petrello gives back is through the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, of which he and his wife were lead donators. In its infancy they committed $5 million to the Institute which is dedicated to finding cures for neurological diseases, like the one which Carena was diagnosed with.

Petrello has an exceptional work ethic and comes from a strong educational background. He attended Yale University where he earned two degrees: a B.S. and an M.S; both in Mathematics. From there he chose to enroll in Harvard Law School where he obtained his law degree. Before becoming CEO of Nabors Industries, LTD; an oil, natural gas, and geothermal drilling contractor, Tony was a managing partner at Baker and McKenzie for thirteen years.

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