James W. Crownover
• B.A., chemical engineering, Rice University, 1965
• B.S., chemical engineering, Rice University, 1966
• M.B.A., Stanford University, 1968
Mr. Crownover retired from his position as managing director and partner of McKinsey & Co., Inc., in Houston in 1999. He joined the international strategy and consulting firm in 1968. He was a leader of the firm's energy practice through much of his career, focusing on the petroleum, gas/electric, and service sectors, as well as covering the firm's development of its North American, European, and Asian energy positions. Mr. Crownover also headed McKinsey's Texas practice for many years and was elected to serve on the firm's board of directors from 1991-1998.