The H. Neil Mallon Award honors its recipient for dedication to international relationships – business and personal – that enhance the standing of North Texas around the world.


Rex W. Tillerson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Rex W. Tillerson is chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation, a position he assumed in 2006. A native of Wichita Falls, Mr. Tillerson attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. Upon graduation in 1975, he joined Exxon Company, USA.

Mr. Tillerson has worked on energy projects all over the world – from the oil fields of Texas and Oklahoma to projects in Yemen and Far East Russia.

As part of his leadership of ExxonMobil, Mr. Tillerson interacts with heads of state and engages key policymakers to expand global supplies of energy through investment, innovation, and cooperation. He is dedicated to promoting energy literacy and substantive public dialogue to help establish sound policies to safely and responsibly meet the energy challenges of the future.

Mr. Tillerson is also active in a wide variety of citizenship efforts. These efforts include promoting high standards in education, increasing outreach to youth through the Boy Scouts of America, and improving educational opportunities for children of all backgrounds – especially in science, technology, engineering, and math.


Featuring Keynote

Dr. Robert M. Gates

Secretary of Defense (2006-2011)

Keynote speaker Dr. Robert M. Gates has built careers that have taken him from covert operations to a major campus to the Cabinet. And he is a genuine Boy Scout.

Dr. Gates, working with presidents from both major parties, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1991-93) and a member of the National Security Council. He was president of Texas A&M when he was appointed Secretary of Defense, serving under both President George W. Bush and Barack Obama (2006-2011).

Dr. Gates is author of the recently published Duty: Memoir of a Secretary at War. He wrote of his time in the CIA in his 2011 book, From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War.

The Kansas native and U.S. Air Force veteran is the only career officer in the CIA's history to rise from entry-level employee to Director. He holds a doctorate in Russian and Soviet history from Georgetown University.

In addition to receiving many national awards for intelligence work, he served on boards of American corporations and education organizations and was a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America and president of the National Eagle Scout Association.

Friday, October 24, 2014 • Hyatt Regency Dallas
Patrons' & General Receptions 6:30PM • Dinner 7:30PM

Tables and Sponsorship:
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Benefits of a Platinum Patron, plus:

  • One additional Global Forum and Donor level Contributors’ Circle memberships
  • Two reserved seats at the Head Table
  • Full-page ad in event program
  • Prominent recognition as Underwriting Sponsor in event materials



  • One reserved table of ten for dinner (priority seating)
  • Invitations for ten to the Patrons' Reception
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • One Global Forum and four Donor level Contributors’ Circle memberships
  • Prominent listing in event materials



  • One reserved table of ten for dinner
  • Two Contributors’ Circle memberships ($250 level)
  • Listing in printed event program



  • Priority seating
  • One invitation to the Patrons' Reception
  • Listing in event program
  • Complimentary valet parking



  • One ticket to dinner


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