William (Bill) M. Colton

Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning

Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Mr. William (Bill) M. Colton is Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning, formerly Assistant Treasurer for Exxon Mobil Corporation. Mr. Colton was born in Massachusetts and received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1975.

Mr. Colton joined Exxon Corporation in 1975 as a Project Engineer in Exxon Research and Engineering. His career of thirty-three years has been spent in both upstream and downstream businesses throughout ExxonMobil, including project development, refining, lubes, synthetic fuels and marketing. Mr. Colton also worked in finance and planning positions, including Exxon Mobil corporate headquarters. He spent eight years overseas, first as Director of Finance and Planning for Esso Sekiyu in Tokyo, and then in Bangkok, initially as Finance Director and later as the Chairman of Esso Thailand.

Mr. Colton returned to the U.S. in 2000 when he was appointed Treasurer of ExxonMobil Development Company in Houston. He became Vice President Asia Pacific in ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company on April 1, 2002. Mr. Colton returned to the Corporation as Assistant Treasurer on January 1, 2006. Mr. Colton and his wife Deborah have two daughters, Susan and Elizabeth. They reside in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Colton joined the NBR Board of Directors in April of 2009.

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