22nd Annual Jesse H. Jones Award Luncheon
2020 International Citizen of the Year
The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston is pleased to honor an individual who, in the spirit of Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones, has contributed to the international spirit of our city. In celebration of the 22nd Annual Jesse H. Jones Award, the World Affairs Council is proud to honor David Stover as its 2020 International Citizen of the Year.
David (Dave) Stover brings nearly 40 years of oil and gas industry experience to his current role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Noble Energy – a member of the S&P 500 and one of the nation’s leading independent energy companies. He was appointed chairman of the board in April 2015, CEO in October 2014 and elected to the board of directors in April 2014. Prior to his current role, he served as president and chief operating officer, along with other executive positions.
Before joining Noble Energy in 2002, Dave served as BP’s vice president and business unit leader for the Gulf of Mexico Shelf from 2000 to 2002. Active in industry and community organizations, Stover is chairman of the board of directors and serves on the executive committee of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.
Global Leaders of Influence
For the first time in Jones Award history, we honored 12 Global Leaders of Influence who had demonstrated exceptional leadership, made a significant contribution to the international spirit of Houston, and built a lasting impact on the community.
Saba Abashawl, Houston Airport Systems
Mark Anderson, RSM
Ambassador Christopher Ashby, Former U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay
Bob Charlet, Houston Business Journal
Peter Barbara, McGriff, Seibells Williams
Leslie Beyer, PESA
Vivek Chidambaram, Accenture
Tanaz Choudhury, Tanches Global Management
Galen Cobb, Halliburton
Alan Crain, Houston Council on Foreign Relations
Antony D’Souza, DNV GL
Phil DeLozier, EnerVest
Michol Ecklund, Callon Petroleum
John England, Deloitte
Seth Fischer, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Paula Harris, Schlumberger
Leisa Holland-Nelson, Astoundz
David Jones, George and Barbara Bush Foundation
Arthur Kaplun, EY
Christine LaFollette, Akin Gump
Laura Logan, ExxonMobil
Will Marsh, Baker Hughes
Elizabeth Matthews, Total
Paula Ann Miller
Martha Rocks McMurrey, McMurrey Investment Advisors
Frank Mount, Chevron
Sallie Morian, DX Service Co. Inc.
Kevin O’Gorman, Norton Rose Fulbright Emeka Oyolu, Phillips 66
Emeka Oyolu, Phillips 66
Daron Peschel, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas T.J. Raguso, Amegy Bank
T.J. Raguso, Amegy Bank
Brad Ringleb, KPMG LLP
Jeff Shellebarger, Chair, 23rd World Petroleum Congress
Jennifer Smith, Hogan Lovell
Soma Somasundaram, Apergy
Ambassador Chase Untermeyer, Former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar
Jose Valera, Mayer Brown
Thank you to the 2020 Jesse H. Jones Award Sponsors!
McMurrey Investment Advisors LLC
Bay Ltd., a Berry Company