Rob McKee is a retired executive vice president, exploration production, for ConocoPhillips Inc. Until his retirement in April 2003, he worked 36 years for Conoco and then ConocoPhillips in all parts of the business, including about 12 years in international assignments. He was appointed by the President in September 2003 to be the Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Oil Ministry, responsible for supervising the reconstruction of that country’s oil industry. In March 2004 he was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service for meritorious service and devotion to duty while serving in Iraq.
He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the American Petroleum Institute, the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the US-Russian Business Council, Questar and Parker Drilling. He served as the co-chairman of the Volunteer Committee for the 2004 Super Bowl and later completed a five year tenure as the Chairman of Enventure Global Technology, a company primarily owned by Shell Oil. McKee currently serves on the Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Governors and on the Boards of Directors for Allegiance Bank and Bluecrest Energy.
Born in Wyoming in 1946, McKee received a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a master’s degree in industrial management from MIT. In 1992, he was honored by the board of trustees of the Colorado School of Mines in recognition of distinguished career achievement, and he was elected to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.
McKee and his wife, Ann, are the parents of three children and grandparents of 11.