Chairman EmeritusHunt Oil Company
Jim Jennings currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of Hunt Oil Company in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the success of the company. He is recognized not only for the valued legacy of his accomplishments with the company, but also for the foundation that he created for Hunt and its future.
As Chairman Emeritus, Jennings will continue to represent Hunt at various important industry activities, especially those related to international affairs.
Before his retirement at the end of 2007, Jennings was responsible for establishing the strategic direction of the company, as well as responsible for international exploration and production, acquisitions and new business development. He joined the company in 1979 and has served on the board of directors since 1991. Jennings also served as chairman of Hunt Oil Company of Canada, Inc.
He previously served as president and executive vice president of Hunt Oil Company, where he was responsible for both international and U.S. exploration. He also served as group vice president for worldwide exploration and as senior vice president of U.S. exploration and production. One of Jennings’s early assignments with the company was the establishment of the Gulf Coast Exploration Division in Houston.
Prior to joining Hunt, Jennings was chief geophysicist for Columbia Gas Development Corporation. He also worked as a geophysicist for Shell Oil Company.
He has served as chairman of the executive committee of the Dallas Wildcatter’s Association and is an active member of the Dallas Committee of Foreign Relations. He is a former director of the Dallas Petroleum Club.
Jennings earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a master’s in physics from Purdue University.
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