Tony Petrello Hosts Reception Party At His Home For Tommy Tune

Tony Petrello and Tommy Tune each have unique stories, and their careers basically had them switch locations with Petrello leaving a blue collar neighborhood of Newark, NJ to become CEO of a multi-billion dollar oil drilling company in Houston, while Tune left the Houston scene to takeover the stage on Broadway in New York. Tune has starred in many productions over the years and has won several Tony awards for great performances, and he also became good friends with the Petrellos during that time. He received a warm welcome when he came back to Houston to star in a musical at a local theater, and many esteemed guests came with him to a reception party at the Petrello estate. It was fitting because despite Tune’s life in New York City, he is still close to the Houston community and has given back to just as Petrello has over the years.

Tony Petrello’s position as CEO and Chairman of Nabors Industries has made him a leader of one of the world’s largest stock of oil drilling equipment, and he’s responsible for the company’s strategic development initiative. During the time he’s been at the company, its seen its profits increase tremendously and many patents in drilling technology have been registered. Tony Petrello also had his contract renewed in 2013 and as a part of the new deal, he was paid millions in bonuses and saw his stock and equity options increase making him the highest-paid CEO that year at a whopping $68.7 million.

Tony Petrello’s early life was not spent in wealth, but he had a gift for solving math problems that many of his friends took great notice of. This talent helped him gain acceptance to Yale University where he studied under and became an assistant to Serge Lange, a renowned professor who specialized in algebraic equations. But instead of following in Lange’s footsteps, Petrello went into law after graduating from Yale. He spent 13 years as an associate and partner at Baker & McKenzie, and it was his expertise in tax laws and managing accounts outside the US that prompted Nabors Industries to hire him as Chief Operating Officer. Since joining Nabors Industries and relocating to Houston, Petrello has given to many Houston charities but probably none more dear to him than the Texas Children’s hospital. Petrello has a young daughter that suffers from cerebral palsy, but in hopes of helping her and other young children he has given over $7 million to the hospital’s research center.

Dr. Mark McKenna Unveils New Cosmetic Medicine Venture OVME, and it Includes an Uber-Style Mobile App

Dr. Mark McKenna, the entrepreneur behind the aesthetic medical treatment business ShapeMed, has a brand-new venture that may revolutionize elective cosmetic medical care. Dr. McKenna recently unveiled OVME, a new cosmetic medicine business that will open its first office on March 1st in Atlanta. Dr. McKenna plans to build OVME into a national chain for cosmetic medical procedures, and their offices will offer services like Botox injections, dermal fillers and testosterone replacement to combat male-pattern baldness. OVME will also offer weight management services that use patient DNA analysis to find effective and personalized weight-loss solutions.

But Dr. Mark McKenna’s plans for OVME don’t stop at building a chain of offices across the country. He plans to design an OVME app that will allow customers to locate freelance practitioners of cosmetic medicine and order house calls–essentially, it will be like Uber, but for Botox and other cosmetic medical treatments. To accomplish this, Dr. McKenna said in an interview with Forbes, he plans to find mid level plastic surgery practitioners at trade shows and plastic surgery society meetings and on Facebook, then offer them the opportunity to earn extra money by logging into the OVME app and locating house call requests in their area. In addition, the app will also allow patients to receive virtual consultations.

Dr. Mark McKenna graduated from Tulane Medical School, but soon after graduating, he switched from medicine to business and founded a real estate company in New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of his business, he moved to Atlanta to open ShapeMed, his first foray into the cosmetic medicine business. He later sold ShapeMed to Lifetime Fitness in 2015, and he then briefly worked for Lifetime before leaving to begin work on OVME. Dr. Mark McKenna has developed an excellent reputation thanks to his focus on customer experience and his safe, risk-reducing practices, and OVME is McKenna’s most customer-centric business yet. By expanding the number of OVME offices across the country and allowing customers to receive treatment anywhere with the OVME app, Dr. McKenna’s newest business has the potential to change the way that elective cosmetic medicine is practiced.

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Meet Tony Petrello: He’s The Chairman And CEO Of Nabors Industries Who Gives Back To Those In Need

Tony Petrello may be a long time resident of Texas, but he was born and raised in New Jersey. Petrello is Chairman, President and CEO of Nabors Industries, Ltd., one of the largest land-drilling companies in the world. His impressive résumé includes a Juris Doctor earned at Harvard University, and an undergraduate and master’s degree earned in mathematics from Yale University. He also has an impressive résumé when it comes to giving back to charitable causes.

Yet, even with Petrello’s wins in business at Nabors Industries, and an impressive education in mathematics and law from Ivy League schools, he has dealt with challenges on a personal level. In 1997, Petrello’s daughter was born premature at just 24 weeks old. Their newborn, Carena, weighed just 20 ounces. In addition to a premature birth, Carena was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), a neurological disorder.

As a result, Petrello’s daughter, Carena, ended up developing cerebral palsy, which is a neurological condition that can impedes a child’s physical development and lead to additional issues.

Read more: How Tony Petrello Helped Houston With Hurricane Harvey Relief


For someone like Anthony Petrello, who was considered a genius in mathematics for solving complex math problems at Yale, Carena’s rare medical condition led him to delve deeper into her issues. He was interested in figuring out what the cause of Carena’s premature birth was, along with her neurological disorders.

Carena’s rare condition led Petrello and his wife, Cynthia, to donate resources to Texas Children’s Hospital to fund neurological research. The Petrello’s created the Petrello Family Foundation in 2001, which focuses on improving education, medicine, as well as the performing arts. The couple donated 7 million dollars to Texas Children’s Hospital, and were co-chairs for a campaign to raise more than 500 million for the hospital. The Petrello’s have been charitable not only for medical research, but for other causes.

The Petrello’s have also donated to the performing arts. In November of 2017, the couple hosted a cocktail party with 50 special guests for Tommy Tune, a famous Broadway legend who the couple welcomed back to his home state of Texas. Tune was born in Wichita Falls, but went to high school and attended graduate school in Houston.

Cynthia Petrello has a special bond with talents like Tommy Tune. Now retired, she was once a New York actress. Although New York is a distance from the Petrello’s in Texas, the couple’s show of gratitude towards Broadway and Tune is admirable.

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Betsy DeVos addresses free speech on campus

There are few things in the United States these days that are hot a topic as free speech in this country. That’s either because President Trump is talking about people not applauding him during the State of Union, or because of people who are trying to silence those on both sides of the gun debate. There has also been a rejuvenated interest in free speech when it comes to college campuses, though there have been some pretty strong disagreements about just what this means, whether you are coming at it from a Liberal or Conservative point of view.

 

Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education has recently waded into the conversation about free speech on Campus. Betsy Devos recently spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and said that the issue of free speech is both “timely and serious.” She added that threats and perceived threats to freedom of speech on college campuses must be addressed from a multitude of angles.

 

During her appearance at CPAC, DeVos said she has seen instances at many colleges where the administration was shutting down free and open expression, as well as “debate around ideas.” There was a time when the Liberal side of the political aisle was the one making this claim, but the Conservatives in the United States have started to take up that mantle. There has long been a perception that colleges and universities unless they are specifically geared towards a conservative agenda, have had a liberal bias.

 

DeVos talked about how when she went to school, she specifically did it so that she could test out some of her ideas about the world around her. While she admitted there are still plenty of people that take the same approach, it feels as if it’s a bit more controlled than it used to be.

 

Since DeVos is the United States Secretary of Education, there are some that are going to wonder just what she plans to do in order to help there be more free speech on college campuses. Those who have been her political enemies might even feel as though those kinds of comments are more an excuse towards taking aim at colleges than anything else. Since she has been named to Donald Trump’s cabinet there have been more than a few Democrats who have said she has had something up her sleeve.

 

DeVos has long been an advocate for private education in the area of public education. This has angered several of her most ardent enemies, as they believe she is going to be taking protections away from people who cannot afford to take up a fight. While there were some pretty massive changes when she first took the post, she has largely had a lower profile in recent months. One has to wonder if DeVos speaking at CPAC might be her announcing she is going to be back in the public eye just a bit more. Whether or not that would be a good or a bad thing is largely based on which side of the aisle you are on.

 

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