NACME Press Releases
Global Oil Exploration and Production Company Adds to
Growing Number of Corporate World Citizens
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) is pleased to announce the addition of another company to its already illustrious roster of companies serving on its Board of Directors.
“NACME is delighted to welcome Apache to our renowned roster of NACME Board Companies,” said NACME President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail. “Apache recognizes the imperative to increase diversity with equity in engineering. Our failure to activate the hidden workforce of young women and men who have traditionally been underrepresented in STEM careers—African Americans, American Indians, and Latinos—poses serious national security implications. Apache’s dedication to underrepresented minorities is what makes them an ideal addition to our board of directors”
Apache will be represented on the NACME Board of Directors by their Executive Vice President Margery Harris.
“As one of the largest independent exploration and production companies, Apache seeks talented technical professionals to work in our operations around the world. We know from experience that the competition for the top engineers and other technical professionals is intense,” Harris said. “I am honored to be selected for a leadership role with NACME because we share the organization’s goal of increasing technical skill and engineering career opportunities for all under-represented minorities.”
Since its inception in 1974, NACME has stayed true to its mission: To ensure American resilience in a flat world by leading and supporting the national effort to expand U.S. capability through increasing the number of successful African American, American Indian, and Latino women and men in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.
NACME Alumni hold leadership positions in industry, medicine, law, education and government. With funding from corporate and individual donors, NACME has supported more than 24,000 students with more than $124 million in scholarships and other support, and currently has more than 1,300 scholars at 50 partner institutions across the country. NACME is also implementing a middle school through community college strategy to increase the proportion of underrepresented minority students in STEM disciplines. Follow the links to learn more about NACME: www.nacme.org and NACME’s Board of Directors.
Established in 1954, Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, the United Kingdom North Sea, Australia and Argentina. Apache posts announcements, operational updates, investor information and copies of all press releases on its website, www.apachecorp.com.