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CEO Of Oil States International To Receive Major Business Award From Texas A&M’s Bush School

September 22, 2014

Cindy B. Taylor, CEO of Oil States International Inc. and a 1983 Texas A&M University graduate, will be honored with the 2014 McLane Leadership in Business Award by the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M.

Cindy Taylor

Taylor will receive the award on Oct. 2 at a 5:30 p.m. event at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.  The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by September 29.

The McLane Leadership in Business Award recognizes individuals in the field of business for outstanding contributions in the sectors of business, public service, or community service at the national level. The Mosbacher Institute at the Bush School annually selects a recipient of the award, established by Drayton McLane, Jr., a noted entrepreneur and chairman of the McLane Group, a high-technology firm.

Taylor orchestrated the merger of four private companies in 2000 to create Oil States International Inc.  Under her leadership, Oil States has built a global reputation for providing innovative, technology-focused service to the oil and gas industry. During her tenure, Oil States has grown from $450 million in equity market capitalization to in excess of $5 billion (pre-spin off). During the award ceremony, Taylor will share her thoughts on leadership, innovation, and the future of the energy industry.

After graduating from Texas A&M’s Mays Business School, Taylor moved to Houston to start a career in public accounting and quickly gained exposure to the energy industry.  Prior to leading the effort to create Oil States, she served as the chief financial officer of L. E. Simmons & Associates, Inc.; as vice president-controller of Cliffs Drilling; and as a public accountant at Ernst & Young.

In 2005, Oil States was ranked #9 in Forbes magazine’s Top 100 Best Mid-Cap Stocks and also was named one of the top 100 fast-growing companies by Fortune magazine in 2006 and 2013.  Currently, Taylor is one of only forty-six female CEOs in the Fortune 1000.

In addition to being president, CEO, and a director at Oil States, Taylor is also a director for AT&T and Tidewater, Inc.  She serves on the boards of the Greater Houston Partnership and Texas Children’s Hospital, as a trustee of Texas A&M’s 12th Man Foundation, and as vice chair of the National Ocean Industries Association, and is active in many other industry and community organizations.

She and Allan, her husband of 29 years, have three sons, all of whom are Aggies.

Seats for Taylor’s lecture and award presentation must be reserved by September 29 by emailing the Mosbacher Institute at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling (979) 845-1927.

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