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2020 Jones Award

22nd Annual Jesse H. Jones Award Luncheon

Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm


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Thursday, August 13, 2020
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
$250 – $50000
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Celebrating the 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.

dave stover

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. 

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Honorary Guest
Global Leaders of Influence
Global Leaders 1
Global Leaders 2
Global Leaders 3
Global Leaders 4
Levels of Sponsorship

Corporate and Global Leaders of Influence Sponsorship Levels

Diamond Sponsor $50,000

• Two tables of eight (priority seating)
• Two seats at the Head Table
• Ten VIP reception invitations
• Recognition as Diamond Sponsor
• Annual Diplomat membership
• Fund one Student World Affairs Council Table

Platinum Sponsor $35,000

• One table of eight (priority seating)
• Two seats at the Head Table
• Eight VIP reception invitations
• Recognition as Platinum Sponsor
• Annual Diplomat membership
• Fund one Student World Affairs Council Table

Gold Sponsor $20,000

• One table of eight (priority seating)
• One seat at the Head Table
• Five VIP reception invitations
• Recognition as Gold Sponsor
• Annual Diplomat membership

Silver Sponsor $10,000

• One table of eight
• Two VIP reception invitations
• Recognition as Silver Sponsor
• Annual Diplomat membership

Bronze Sponsor $6,000

• One table of eight
• One VIP reception invitation
• Recognition as Bronze Sponsor
• Annual Diplomat membership

Please note that credit card payments for purchases greater than $1,000 will incur a 3.5% processing fee. Please contact Director of Development Sandija Bayot at [email protected] to be invoiced.

Individual Sponsorship Levels

VIP Individual $1,000

• Admission for one (priority seating)
• One VIP reception invitation

Individual Ticket $250

• Admission for one

For Student Table Sponsorship, please email [email protected].

Host Committee

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
Diane Gendel
Paula Harris, Schlumberger
Leisa Holland-Nelson, Astoundz
David Jones, George and Barbara Bush Foundation
Arthur Kaplun, EY
Stephen Kramer
Christine LaFollette, Akin Gump
Laura Logan, ExxonMobil
Will Marsh, Baker Hughes
Elizabeth Matthews, Total
Sid McClendon
Paula Ann Miller
Martha Rocks McMurrey, McMurrey Investment Advisors
Frank Mount, Chevron
Sallie Morian, DX Service Co. Inc.

Marueen O’Driscoll-Levy
Kevin O’Gorman, Norton Rose Fulbright
Emeka Oyolu, Phillips 66
Daron Peschel, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
T.J. Raguso, Amegy Bank
Brad Ringleb, KPMG LLP
Jeff Shellebarger, Chair, 23rd World Petroleum Congress
Jennifer Smith, Hogan Lovell
Soma Somasundaram, Apergy
Ken Tubman
Jesse Tutor
Stephanie Tsuru
Ambassador Chase Untermeyer, Former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar
Jose Valera, Mayer Brown

Thank you to the 2020 Jesse H. Jones Award Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor

Noble Energy logo

Platinum Sponsor

Chevron logo

Gold Sponsors

Accenture logo
ConocoPhillips logo
White Case logo

Silver Sponsors

Albright Stonebridge Group logo 1
Baker Hughes logo 1
Citibank Logo
Edison Chouest Offshore logo
Exxon Mobil logo
Farouk Systems Logo

McMurrey Investment Advisors LLC

Phillips 66 Logo
Schlumberger Logo
Ernest and Young Logo

Bronze Sponsors

Akin Gump Logo
Airswift Logo

Bay Ltd., a Berry Company

DNV GL logo
DX Charter

Kenneth Tubman

Mayer Brown Logo
McGriff Seibels Williams Logo
Norton Rose Fulbright Logo
Porter Hedges Logo
Tenaris Logo
Weatherford Logo
Wells Fargo Logo

Student Table Sponsors

Sid McClendon

VIP Reception Sponsor

Ernest and Young Logo

Event Partner



Hart Energy logo
Houston Business Journal Logo