James Hackett: Bridging the Sacred and Secular – Including in One’s Work

James Hackett: Bridging the Sacred and Secular – Including in One’s Work


James T. Hackett is presently a Partner in Riverstone Holdings LLC, one of the largest private energy investment firms. Mr. Hackett is the retired Executive Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, one of the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Before joining Anadarko, Mr. Hackett served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Devon Energy Corporation following its merger with Ocean Energy where he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, itself a result of a merger in 1999 with Seagull Energy Corporation, where he was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. He joined Seagull from Duke Energy where he led its Energy Services Division as President. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Pan Energy when the company merged with Duke Power to create Duke Energy. His energy experience includes positions in engineering, finance and marketing with NGC Corp., Burlington Resources and Amoco Oil Co. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and National Petroleum Council. Mr. Hackett is a director of Enterprise Products Partners L.P., National Oilwell Varco (Fortune 500 companies), and Sierra Oil & Gas. He is a Former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Mr. Hackett is a Board member (and former Chairman) of the Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University (where he served as an adjunct professor for six years). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois as well as a Master of Business Administration and a Master in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. He and his wife, Maureen, have four children.

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