Anthony R. ("Tony") Chase
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChaseSource, L.P.
Tony Chase was elected to the Nabors Board of Directors in February 2019 and currently serves as Chairman of the Risk Oversight Committee and as a member of the Compensation and Environmental, Social and Governance Committees of the Board.
Chase is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChaseSource, L.P., a Houston-based staffing, facilities management, and real estate development firm that he founded, which is recognized as one of the nation’s largest minority-owned businesses by Black Enterprise Magazine. He was a founder of three other ventures he sold--the first, Chase Radio Partners, founded in 1992, owned seven radio stations and was sold to Clear Channel Communications in 1998; the second, Cricket Wireless, a nationwide mobile phone service provider that he started together with Qualcomm in 1993; and the third, ChaseCom, L.P., a global customer relationship management and staffing services company that built and operated call centers in the U.S. and India, until its sale to AT&T Inc. in 2007. Chase currently services as a director on CullenFrost Bank (NYSE), The Plaza Group, and Joule Processing Corporation. He has also served as a director of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Paragon Offshore plc, Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. and Western Midstream Operating, LP. Chase is a principal owner of the Marriott Hotel at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.
Chase graduated with honors from Harvard College and subsequently earned M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, respectively. He is an Eagle Scout. Chase is a tenured Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, where he began teaching in 1990. He has published numerous law review articles during his tenure.
Chase is on the board of directors of several non-profit boards in Houston: Houston Endowment, Greater Houston Partnership, University of Texas School of Architecture Dean’s Advisory Council, Texas Medical Center, MD Anderson Board of Visitors, Houston Zoo Development, and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Chase served as Deputy Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Chase currently chairs the City of Houston/Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund and co-chaired the City of Houston/Harris County Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
Chase is the recipient of many awards including the American Jewish Committee’s 2016 Human Relations Award, Houston Technology Center’s 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year, 2013 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award (NAACP), 2013 Bob Onstead Leadership Award (GHP) and the 2012 Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award. He also received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, the Pinnacle Award (Bank of America) and the Baker Faculty Award (UH Law Center).