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 James C. (Jim) Oberwetter

Senior Vice President, Governmental and Public Affairs

As senior vice president of governmental and public affairs, Jim Oberwetter痴 activities include corporate, government and media relations. He works closely with the senior management of

Hunt Oil Company
on international and domestic matters.

Prior to joining Hunt 28 years ago, Oberwetter served at the

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
after serving as Press Secretary to then Houston Congressman George H.W. Bush. When Bush was elected to the Presidency, Oberwetter then worked as a member of the transition team in Washington, D.C.

He is past chairman and currently serves as a member of the general committee on communications of the American Petroleum Institute. He has held many volunteer and advisory positions for a variety of bond elections and for numerous public officials. He served as Governor Bush痴 appointee as chairman of the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. In addition to serving as a member of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce state government affairs committee, Oberwetter is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of the Dallas Metropolitan YMCA. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

November 2002

Ambassador Oberwetter was nominated by President

on November 17, 2003 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador to the

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
on December 9, 2003.

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In a meeting with former U.S. Ambassador James C. Oberwetter in 2007, described in a cable released by WikiLeaks, Salman argued that reforms instigated by Abdullah had to proceed slowly for fear of a conservative backlash. He compared the slow pace of Saudi Arabia's social reforms to the U.S., whichテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...

James C. Oberwetter, president and CEO, Dallas Regional Chamber: “A high speed rail as an alternative method of transportation between Dallas and Houston is a win for Texas. This private market-led initiative will make a positive impact on economic development throughout the state, creating numerousテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...
Dallas Regional Chamber CEO and President James C. Oberwetter announced this morning his plans to retire from the business advocacy group in March. Oberwetter, a former U.S. Ambassador, has held his position since February 2009. “For the past four and a half years it has been a privilege to serveテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...
James C. Oberwetter always planned to lead the Dallas Regional Chamber for five years when he became its CEO and president in February 2009. With the fifth year approaching, Oberwetter announced Tuesday that he's retiring from the influential business group in March. “When the search committeeテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...
He was joined by Anne Motsenbocker, regional president of Chase and chair of the 2013 Dallas Regional Chamber; Ambassador James C. Oberwetter, the Chamber's president; U.S. Rep. Dan Branch (R-Dallas); Todd Williams, executive director of the nonprofit education-focused entity Commit!; andテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...
Moderated by TREC's program chair Gene Sanger of Hunt Realty Investments, the panel included James C. Oberwetter, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and president of the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce; Todd Platt, CEO of Hillwood Development Corporation; and Joshua Brown, seniorテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...
The United States has urged all its citizens to leave the kingdom, and U.S. Ambassador James C. Oberwetter said Saturday that those who remain "should exercise the utmost caution." The U.S. Embassy said it was working with Saudi officials to find the kidnapped American. A spokesperson said the embassy had no furtherテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...


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