Rodney R. Lewis ‘76
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Rodney R. Lewis ‘76

“Do what you feel in your gut that is right to do for you. Listen to others’ opinions,
form your own, and then do what you think is right for you.”

Rodney R. Lewis ‘76

Rodney R. Lewis ‘76, BSCJ
Lewis Petro Properties, Inc.

Dedication to working long, hard hours and a willingness to learn are characteristics that define Rodney R. Lewis. While his career path started with his degree in criminal justice, it took a permanent detour into the oil and gas industry. Initially, he worked for several oil and gas companies, and in 1983 he founded his own company, Lewis Petro Properties.

Lewis shares a love for the land and the sky, influenced by his grandfather who was a rancher and his father who was an Air Force pilot. Although their vocations were polar opposites, the lessons they taught him were the same. Hard work, preparation and a drive to be the best in whatever you choose to do were ideals impressed upon Lewis.

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