Tony Petrello is a familiar name in Texas, and he was a beacon of light when Hurricane Harvey hit. Petrello, the CEO of Nabors Industries, was one of the first on board to help after the disaster struck. What Petrello chose to do to help out was charitable, admirable, and above all it was worth sharing as a model for other businesses that were not involved in Texas.
The first order of business for Anthony Petrello was to let employees know that they were needed for relief efforts, and he also wanted to ensure that his employees went where help was needed most. In addition to Petrello’s call for his employees to help those in need, he offered them paid time off to go and be a part of this endeavor. It is no secret that Petrello is passionate about philanthropy, but this was a cause for an urgent need in his home state.
At the heart of his efforts, CEO Petrello wanted to send a message that he cares about the community as a whole. The goal for him was not just about making a profit, but rather to make it clear that he not only lives and works here, he is interested in building up a community and putting families first. When the people can take a look at the companies that are willing to jump in, it says a lot about the company and who is at the head of the company. In this case, Petrello was still around, making sure that his true passion for helping others created a culture at Nabors Industries that says, “It’s all about helping others”.
Participating in the community is not something new for Tony Petrello. Tony and his wife Cynthia have long been contributors to the Texas Children’s Hospital since the birth of their daughter Carena. When Carena was born prematurely, she was suffering from a condition known as preventricular leukomalacia. When the diagnosis was given, it was a very frustrating time for the Petrello’s as the doctors didn’t have a lot of research at this time for this condition. Tony Petrello is passionate about helping others, and there seems to be no limit to who he would help.
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