Morris E. Foster, a native of Belton, Texas, received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1965. Upon graduation, Mr. Foster joined Exxon and served in a number of production engineering and management assignments in California, Louisiana, and Texas.
Mr. Foster was appointed President of Exxon Upstream Development Company in 1998; and, following the merger of Exxon and Mobil, was named to the position of President, ExxonMobil Development Company. He was named to the position of President, ExxonMobil Production Company and Vice President, Exxon Mobil Corporation in October 2004.
Mr. Foster was inducted into Texas A&M University’s Academy of Distinguished Graduates in 1993. In January 1995, he returned to Houston and was appointed a Senior Vice President and a member of the Management Committee of Exxon Company, U.S.A., with responsibility for the company’s upstream business.
Mr. Foster is on the Board of Scott & White Medical Institute, United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast, Greater Houston Partnership, First State Bank of Temple, Texas, Tidewater Corporation and Vermillion Corporation. He serves as the Chairman of Stagecoach/Millcreek Resort. He is also a member of the American Petroleum Institute, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Texas Oil & Gas Association and has served as Chairman on the Board of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO).
Mr. Foster was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in 2007, and reappointed in 2013. He served as Chairman of the Board from 2009 to 2011. He currently serves as a member of the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant and the Committee on Audit. He has served as a liaison to the Development Foundations of A&M System Members, and as a member of the Committee on Finance. His term on the Board expires February 1, 2019.