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September Dinner: What's the "Right Stuff" to Move From CFO to CEO? A Conversation with Clay Williams - Chairman, President & CEO - National Oilwell Varco

September 19, 2017
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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The Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027

Dinner Speaker:   

Clay Williams
National Oilwell Varco

Clay Williams has served as Chairman, President & CEO of National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) since May 2014. National Oilwell Varco is a Fortune 500 company with 35,000 employees and operations across 67 countries that provides oilfield equipment and services globally.

Mr. Williams has worked for NOV, its predecessor companies and their shareholders for more than 20 years, serving at various times as COO, CFO, VP Finance & Investor Relations, VP Corporate Development, and VP Pipeline Services. Before joining a NOV predecessor company in 1995, Mr. Williams spent two years with SCF Partners, a private equity management firm which invests in oilfield service companies, and seven years as a petroleum engineer with Shell Oil Company, where he began his career.
Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil & Geological Engineering with highest honors from Princeton University, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas. He has been named CFO of the Year by both Institutional Investor and the Houston Business Journal.

Since 2008 Mr. Williams has served as a director of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE), a global provider of electronic manufacturing services. He is currently Chairman of the board of directors of the Center for Hearing & Speech; director of the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America; and a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers.





4:30 PM - Professional Development Session Speaker

Presented by our Platinum Sponsor 

5:30 PM - Social Hour
6:30 PM - Dinner & Presentation

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