Harold Hamm to speak at Oklahoma Christian

Harold Hamm
Harold Hamm

Harold Hamm, chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Resources, will be the featured speaker at a special event hosted by Oklahoma Christian University on Oct. 24.

“Harold Hamm: Lessons in Leadership” is an invitation-only event in OC’s “Conversations with the President” series. The program will include a presentation by Hamm and a question-and-answer session with Hamm and OC president John deSteiguer.

With a net worth of $12.4 billion, Hamm is 33rd on “The Forbes 400: The Richest People in America.” The youngest of 13 children, he grew up in a one-bedroom house in Oklahoma before founding Harold Hamm Tank Truck Service in 1966.

He founded the company that would eventually become known as Continental Resources in 1967 and has served as chief executive officer since its inception.

He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of the general partner of Hiland Partners and Hiland Holdings. He is a director of Complete Production Services, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange publicly-traded oil and gas service company.

Hamm served as a founding board member of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board and recently co-founded the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance

He is a past chairman of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. In 2011, he was inducted into the OIPA’s Wildcatters Hall of Honor, the association’s highest recognition.