John E. Bethancourt, 68, joined the board of directors in January 2014. He is a retired Chevron executive, serving most recently as executive vice president for technology and services, where he oversaw Chevron's environmental, health and safety efforts, major project management, procurement and mining operations. Bethancourt began his career with Getty Oil Co. in 1974 and joined Texaco Inc. through a 1984 merger. He earned a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. Bethancourt previously served on the board of trustees of the Texas A&M Foundation and is a past director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.