Ray L. Hunt is a Dallas businessman whose association with Hunt Oil Company began in 1958. He graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 1965 with a degree in economics and now serves as chairman, president, and CEO of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. He is also chairman and CEO of Hunt Oil Company and other related companies. Additionally, he serves as a member of the boards of Bessemer Securities Corporation, King Ranch, Inc., and PepsiCo, Inc. Within the oil and gas industry, Mr. Hunt is a member of the board of the American Petroleum Institute. He previously served as president of the Dallas Petroleum Club and the Dallas Wildcat Committee. He has received several awards related to the energy industry. In 2010, he was the inaugural recipient of the L. Frank Pitts Energy Leadership Award, given by the SMU Cox School of Business and the Maguire Energy Institute; in 2009, he received the American Petroleum Institute Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement; and in 2007, he received the Distinguished Service and Leadership Award of the 25-Year Club of the Petroleum Industry. Additionally, he received the Public Service Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Oil and Gas Association, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Texas Energy Council. In 1988, he was elected an All-American Wildcatter by the national organization of the same name, followed in 1989 by the John Rogers Award, given by the Southwestern Legal Foundation “for distinguished service to the petroleum industry and civic institutions.” In 1992, he was elected to the Texas Business Hall of Fame (his father posthumously received this honor in 1986); in 2005, he received the annual Chief Roughneck Award (his father received it in 1966); and in 2008, he was awarded the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Legends Medal (his father received the award in 2002). Active in civic affairs, Mr. Hunt has previously served as chairman of the board of Southern Methodist University, the Dallas Citizens Council, the North Texas Commission, and the Central Dallas Association. He is currently chairman of Dallas Medical Resource. Mr. Hunt serves as a member of the executive committee of Southern Methodist University’s Board of Trustees, as a trustee of the Cooper Institute, and as an adviser of the George W. Bush Institute. With respect to government service, in October 2001 and again in January 2006, Mr. Hunt was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, where he served until 2009. He was also appointed to the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in 1998 and served as its chairman for four years until 2006. Additionally, he is currently a member of the National Petroleum Council and served as its chairman from 1991 to 1994.