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Texas Leadership Hall Of Fame

Jim Woodcock

2019 Outstanding Local Leader

Jim Woodcock is the 2019 Outstanding Local Leader. Jim Woodcock has led a life filled with love, philanthropy and many successes.  As proud Midlanders, Jim and Claire Woodcock have made the Permian Basin their home for over forty years. Jim purchased Hy-Bon Engineering in 1979. The company was an early adaptor of the environmental side of the oil and gas industry. This Midland-based company and its cutting-edge opportunities took him to many countries around the world. While there have been many more businesses and accomplishments during Jim’s career, which has spanned five decades and several continents, Jim also finds time to provide philanthropic insight and giving to his community.Jim serves on many community boards, including UT Permian Basin’s Development Board and College of Business Advisory Council. He is also the founder of the world’s cutting-edge, premiere water conference, the Permian Basin Water In Energy Conference. It is an almost all volunteer-run non-profit organization which has provided approximately $1M in positive economic impact to the Permian Basin and provided gifts to UT Permian Basin totaling over $110,000  to help grow, fund and fuel our local economy and future in just under two years.