K. Terry Koonce (SPE)
AIME Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal* in 2004
K. Terry Koonce is President of ExxonMobil Production Company headquartered in Houston, TX. He joined the Exxon organization in 1963 upon completion of his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering at Rice University in Houston, where he also had received his Bachelo's degree in 1960. Mr. Koonce spent several years with Exxon Production Research Company and held a variety of management assignments both there and in the Production Department of Exxon Company, U.S.A. In April 1985, Mr. Koonce was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Esso Resources Canada Limited. he was appointed a director of Imperial Oil Limited in July 1986. In February 1988, Mr. Koonce was named Senior Vice President and a member of the Management Committee of Exxon Company, U.S.A. He was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Exxon Research and Engineering Company in January 1990. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Exxon Ventures (CIS) Inc., headquartered in Moscow, Russia, and Houston, TX, in October 1993. A member of the American Petroleum Institute, Mr. Koonce is a former member of the Board of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast, the Board of Trustees of Rice University in Houston, the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Christian Studies in Austin, TX, the Board of Directors of Heartbeat, the Board of Directors of the U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Target Hunger in Houston. Mr. Koonce has also served as a member of the Advisory Council of the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, the Board of Regents of Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, and the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.