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Thomas R. Walters

Thomas R. Walters began his career in 1978 with Exxon in California. Following several assignments associated primarily with new developments in Alaska and offshore California, he transferred to New Orleans as operations technical manager for operations east of the Mississippi River. In 1989, he was named engineering manager for offshore Gulf of Mexico activities.

In 1991, Walters transferred to Houston as business development manager, U.S. natural gas marketing. He joined Exxon Exploration Co. in 1992 and later Exxon Ventures Inc. where he was responsible for progressing venture opportunities in the former Soviet Union.

In 1996, Walters was assigned to Exxon Corp., headquartered in Irving, Texas, as production advisor to the senior vice president of the upstream business. He returned to Houston and was named project executive for Brazil in 1998 in the newly formed Exxon Upstream Development Co. In 2000, he became a vice president, ExxonMobil Development Co. with responsibility for projects in continental Africa. Following these international responsibilities, Walters assumed the position of vice president for the U.S.A. of ExxonMobil Production Co. in 2002.

Walters was named president of ExxonMobil Global Services Co. in 2005, responsible for global information technology, procurement and real estate. In 2007, Walters was appointed executive vice president of ExxonMobil Development Co.

Walters was named president of ExxonMobil Gas and Power Marketing Co. and elected a vice president of Exxon Mobil Corp. in 2009.

Walters serves on the board of the Houston Zoo. He is a member of the Committee of Visitors for Vanderbilt University's School of Engineering and the Fred. J. Lewis Society.

Walters is a native of Hammond, Ind., and received a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University and a master's in ocean engineering from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Hollis, reside in Houston. They have two sons, Matthew and Jacob.