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March 15, 2007

SMU Cox Announces New
Maguire Energy Institute Director

Dallas (SMU) – The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University is pleased to announce W. Bruce Bullock as director of the Maguire Energy Institute.  In this position, Mr. Bullock will seek to elevate the profile of the Institute and advance its mission by developing new programs and building strategic relationships with industry participants, governmental policy makers, and leading academics.

W. Bruce Bullock - director of the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU
W. Bruce Bullock

Prior to joining the Cox School, Mr. Bullock served as director of Corporate Communications for FMC Technologies, Inc., a leading global supplier of technology solutions for the energy industry and other industrial markets in Houston, Texas.   FMC was voted the leading oil and gas equipment service company on Fortune’s most admired list in 2005 and 2006.   As director, Mr. Bullock managed all internal communications, public and media relations, brand management, employee volunteer programs, government relations, and marketing communications.

Before joining FMC in 1988, Mr. Bullock worked for Atlantic Richfield Company in Dallas, where he analyzed pending federal and state legislation and regulation.  Mr. Bullock drafted and helped enact energy tax incentive legislation in several states.

 “Most of Bruce’s career has been focused on addressing the many marketing, policy, and management issues in the energy industry – skills that will serve him well as he enhances the image and mission of the Maguire Energy Institute,” said Albert W. Niemi, Jr., dean of SMU Cox School of Business. “Bruce’s proven success in the industry makes him an ideal fit for this position, and we are pleased to welcome him on board.”

“Our nation and the world are facing very significant challenges regarding energy and the environment,” said Cary M. Maguire, Chairman, President, and CEO of Maguire Oil Company.  “As we address critical changes, the Maguire Energy Institute will continue to serve as an unbiased industry thought leader while training the leaders of tomorrow.”

Mr. Bullock holds an MPA in public affairs from the University of Texas’ Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a BA in economics and political science from Southern Methodist University.

“I’m delighted to return to SMU and have the opportunity to direct the prestigious Maguire Energy Institute,” said Mr. Bullock.  “Perhaps no other industry faces the technical, economic and geopolitical challenges that the energy industry does.  At the same time, the energy challenges of the global economy have never been greater.  SMU Cox and the Institute can provide an outstanding forum to address these issues.”

About the Maguire Energy Institute

The Maguire Energy Institute encourages the study of policy, marketing, and management issues related to oil, natural gas, and electricity. The Institute conducts seminars and training programs focusing on the business, economic, and managerial aspects of the energy industry; hosts conferences to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among educators, practitioners, media, and government officials; and provides material for students and teachers to foster a better understanding of the role of the energy industry in the world economy.

About SMU Cox

SMU’s Cox School of Business offers a full range of business education programs, including BBA, full-time MBA, Professional MBA (PMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), and Executive Education. The school also offers a number of unique resources and activities for students, ranging from its Business Leadership Center (BLC), Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, Maguire Energy Institute, and American Airlines Global Leadership Program (AAGLP) to its Associate Board executive mentoring program and an international alumni network with chapters in more than 20 countries. SMU Cox is ranked among the top business schools nationally and internationally by major publications, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News & World Report.

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