ConocoPhillips adds retired Navy Admiral to board of directors

A correction to our recent story about the election of retired Navy Admiral Willilam H. McRaven to the board of directors of ConocoPhillips.

We incorrectly identified the board as that of Phillips 66 but it was ConocoPhillips.

Navy Admiral William H. McRaven retired  in 2014 after a 37-year career and will be one of 12 directors on the board.

During his Navy career Admiral McRaven was a member of the Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) Teams, the Navy’s special operations force, and ultimately headed the U.S. Special Operations Command. He served in combat during the Persian Gulf War and in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Additionally, from January 2015 until May 2018, he served as chancellor of the University of Texas System, one of the nation’s largest and most respected institutions of higher education, with more than 230,000 students and 100,000 faculty and staff members.

“We look forward to gaining Admiral McRaven’s insights and guidance as a member of our board,” said Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips chairman and chief executive officer. “He’s an inspirational leader whose international, logistical and administrative experience will greatly benefit our company.”

Admiral McRaven will serve on the board’s Audit and Finance Committee and Human Resources and Compensation Committee.