William R. Buck of Exxon Mobil Corporation took office as 2015 chair of the Houston Bar Foundation on February 26 at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting. He succeeded John Eddie Williams, Jr. of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP as chair of the Foundation, the charitable arm of the Houston Bar Association that provides grants to support pro bono civil legal services for low-income Texans through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, as well as other community service and education programs.
Jeffrey Kaplan of LyondellBasell Industries will serve as vice chair and Tom Godbold of Twin Eagle Resource Management, LLC will serve as treasurer. Newly appointed directors are Michael Donaldson of EOG Resources, Inc.; Veronica H. Foley of Precision Drilling Corporation; and Travis J. Sales of Baker Botts L.L.P. Completing two-year terms as directors are Timothy McConn of Andrews Kurth LLP and Denise Scofield of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, who also is chair-elect.
Mr. Buck is general counsel – Upstream Companies for Exxon Mobil Corporation, where he manages law support for the exploration, development, production and related research operations.