Tony Petrello Supporting Research Work In Medical Field

Tony Petrello is a top business executive in the United States as well as a prominent philanthropist who is giving generously to various causes especially in Texas. Petrello leads a company called Nabors industries. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. As the head of the company, he has led a massive expansion of business activities.

In the few years, he has been the CEO– since 2011- he has worked very hard in making Nabors Industries the leading firm in the oil and natural gas drilling sector. As of today, the company has 25 location around the world where it is engaged in drilling operations.

Tony Petrello as a philanthropist is doing great in assisting the people of Texas put up a medical facility that will be one of its kind. Petrello is supporting the development of a Neurological Research Institute at the Texas Children’s Hospital. This is a facility researching for treatment of neurological disorders in children. Neurological disorders in children is a field that has been ignored for many years. Apart from this facility which is currently coming up, no other facility in the world has ever done a study on this issue. Thousands of children have been left at the mercy of nature to deal with this medical condition.

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With neurological disorders, not even the wealthy have been exempted. Tony Petrello is one of the top paid CEOs in the country, but this has not assisted his daughter get a solution to her medical condition. Carena -his daughter – suffers from a neurological disorder called periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). This condition has hampered his ability to learn some natural human functions such as walking and talking. She has to be taught how they should be done. With all the money that he has, Petrello has not secured good treatment for his daughter. What affects this particular industry is the lack of research work on medication.

After going around the world looking for treatment for his daughter’s condition, Petrello found out that there was no hope in the existing facilities. He came up with the idea of supporting one facility that will look for a solution to the medication needs of neurological disorders in children. He decided to support the Neurological Research Centre located at the Texas Children’s Hospital. Tony Petrello made a generous contribution of $5 million to the facility with a promise of adding another $2 million later.

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Andrea Mcwilliams’ Lobbying and Philanthropic Efforts

Andrea McWilliams is a Texas native and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Brown University. Her passion for social justice issues started while at the University. At the time, she was deeply engaged in immigrant advocacy and empowering underserved communities.

Andrea McWilliams is the founder of McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants, which deals with lobbying. In 2009, Austin Business Journal named her among the top lobbyists in Texas. Andrea works alongside her husband in discharging her duties. Her husband Dean McWilliams is also the co-founder of the lobbying firm. The work includes drafting of legislation and regulations on behalf of clients. The husband is a Republican, and she is a democrat but work harmoniously to the benefit of their clients.

Andrea’s strength is allowing all clients irrespective of the political divide to be adequately represented. This dynamic partisan approach has developed a solid record of accomplishment with its effectiveness and reliability. She raised $100 million in the 81st legislative session on clean coal power plant capturing carbon. This is the world’s best clean coal power plant.

In 2007, Andrea McWilliams played a big role in saving cancer research package worth $3 billion. Her devotion and tenacity extend far beyond politics. She is widely recognized for her philanthropic positions such as being a committee member of St. David’s Toast, Long Center Notable Women, and chair of the Mamma Jamma Ride. McWilliams is a community volunteer and has been named to the All Stars of the Austin American-Statesman fortunate 500.

She is currently serving in different roles in non-profit organizations such as Texas Lyceum, Mexi-Arte Museum, Arthouse, Preservation Austin, Rise Across Texas Challenge, Peace Park Conservancy and HeartGift among others. She is a past president of Inherit Austin, which deals with the preservation of Austin Cultural and Architectural History. Inherit Austin protects important historic fabric and landmarks by safeguarding their unique character. Andrea McWilliams did represent KillCancer and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which are committed to preventing cancer.