VAUGHN O. VENNERBERG, II of Dallas, Texas, graduated from OSU with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1976.
While at OSU, Vennerberg was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and served as president of the Blue Key National Honor Society, the Student Union Activities Board and the Interfraternity Council.
In 1976, he
was named one of the Top 10 Seniors for the College of Arts & Sciences and a Redskin Yearbook Congratulate, an honor for OSU's Top 12 graduating seniors.
Vennerberg was president and director of XTO Energy Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, until its merger with ExxonMobil in June 2010.
He worked for 23 years with XTO which, before merging, was the nation's largest domestic natural gas producer with more than 3,200 employees.
Vennerberg has served as a director of the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association, the Western Energy Alliance, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.
The 11,000 members of the American Association of Professional Landmen
"Landmen of the Year" in 2008.
In 2010, Vennerberg
was named Distinguished Alumnus for the OSU College of Arts & Sciences
In 2008, Vennerberg
partnered with XTO Energy Inc.
to establish three endowed faculty positions in the microbiology and molecular genetics, art, and psychology departments.
He is currently on the board of trustees for the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History and the Van Cilburn Foundation.
He is also a minority owner of the Texas Rangers baseball club.