“This country is on top of something that’s changing the world. It’s mind-boggling what’s happening here in Texas.”
~EFH Executive Chairman of the Board Don Evans
Though he was referring to the energy renaissance underway in Texas that is changing the world’s political landscape, EFH Chairman Don Evans could have been describing his own impact on the economic growth of the state and nation.
Chairman Evans began his career as a roughneck on an oil rig for Tom Brown, Inc. in the oil and gas fields of West Texas. Ten years later, he took over as CEO – a position he held until he was appointed U.S. Secretary of Commerce by President George W. Bush in 2001. Chairman Evans served in the role for four years, during which he was a strong advocate for the free-enterprise system, free and fair trade and responsible corporate stewardship.
Now a senior partner at Quintana Energy Partners and a director of Genesis Energy in addition to chairman of EFH’s Board of Directors, Chairman Evans today will add Texas Business Hall of Fame inductee to his resume. He is one of six Texans to be inducted in a ceremony tonight in Dallas based on contributions to their field and the communities where they live.
“Don has all the qualities we look for in a Hall of Fame inductee,” TBHF Chairman Jordan Cowman told the Midland Reporter-Telegram. “He has an entrepreneurial spirit and is a true business and community leader. He has set the bar for emerging leaders.”
Since its inception, the Texas Business Hall of Fame has inducted more than 165 notable business legends from around the state.
We congratulate Chairman Evans on the well-deserved honor and thank him for his integrity, leadership and dedication to our company, to economic growth and to the people of Texas.