James Mulva, CEO and Chairman of ConocoPhillips, was the guest of former McCombs Dean George Gau at the McCombs Leadership Forum on October 8. Mulva spoke about his 36-year career in the energy industry and his passion for it. He stressed the importance of work ethic and integrity in ConocoPhillips’ corporate culture. “It’s not enough to work hard,” he said. “The thrill is having a plan and getting it done.” Mulva said he is motivated by working with his team on creating new products and processes for the future of the company and society. Creating clean sustainable energy for future generations is an absolute necessity. ConocoPhillips intends to provide energy over the next 100 years.