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Putting down roots - Alumni Profiles
December 2009 Issue
Luke Corbett. Photo by Kelly Simmons When Luke Corbett left UGA in 1970 he knew he wasn’t going home to Pearson. The tiny south Georgia town, with fewer than 2,000 residents, had little to offer other than farming. Corbett (BS ’70) hoped to put his math degree to work as a geophysicist. “I learned early on if you have options and opportunity you can have a lot of fun in your life,” Corbett says. He has had a lot of all three in his 30-year career. In 2006, Corbett retired as CEO and chairman of Kerr-McGee Corporation, a worldwide oil and gas exploration and production company that he led to record earnings. When the company was acquired that year by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Corbett had been at its helm for more than 10 years. He remains a member of the board of Anadarko and OGE Energy Corporation. Becoming the head of one of the world’s top oil companies was not …
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