Executive Lecture Series Welcomes Archie W. Dunham, Former Chairman of the Board, ConocoPhillips
HOUSTON, March 1, 2007—Archie W. Dunham, chairman of the board (retired), ConocoPhillips, will speak at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University’s Executive Lecture Series on Friday, March 16, on “Nuances, Interdependencies, and Getting Things Done in Multinational Business: Things You Can't Learn in the Classroom.” Dunham's lecture will be from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the Shell Oil Foundation Auditorium, Janice and Robert McNair Hall, Rice University.
The Dean’s Lecture Series, which has been in place since 1997, is complemented by a new series begun in 2006, the Executive Lecture Series. Both series bring exemplary business leaders to speak to the Rice MBA, MBA for Professionals, and MBA for Executives students. The Houston business community as well as the Rice community is invited to attend these lectures free of charge.
About Archie W. Dunham
Archie W. Dunham is the retired chairman of the board of ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest corporation in the country. He was chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of Conoco Inc. from 1999 to 2002, after being elected president and CEO in 1996. He became chairman of ConocoPhillips in 2002. Dunham was instrumental in orchestrating Conoco’s IPO separation from DuPont in 1998, the largest in U.S. history, and in negotiating the merger between Conoco Inc. and Phillips in 2002. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation; Phelps Dodge Corporation; Union Pacific Corporation; and Pride International. He is also a member of the Deutsche Bank Advisory Board of Directors.
As chairman, Dunham served on the boards of directors of the American Petroleum Institute, the National Petroleum Council, The Business Round Table, the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the United States Energy Association, Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, and the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution. He currently serves on the board of trustees of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, the Bipartisan Policy Center, Inc., the CEO Forum, and the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. He is the past chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers, the United States Energy Association, and the National Petroleum Council.
In 1998, Dunham was recognized by the World Affairs Council as Houston’s International Citizen of the Year. In 2000, Dunham was recognized by the New York Mercantile Exchange as CEO of the Year for Global Vision in Energy, and was presented the International Achievement Award by B’nai B’rith. He was presented the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Horatio Alger Award in 2001 and was recognized as a Legend of the Industry in 2003. In 2004, Dunham was recognized by the Greater Houston Partnership as the International Executive of the Year, and he was presented the John Rogers Award for a career of extraordinary professional and civic achievements in 2005. He was inducted into the Offshore Energy Center Hall of Fame in 2006.
Dunham holds a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma.