Born in 1946, Jim Mulva is from Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1968 with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in business administration finance in 1969. Immediately after graduating, Mr. Mulva served as a U.S. Navy officer until beginning his career with Phillips in 1973. Currently, he is chairman and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips, and he serves as a director for General Electric. Mr. Mulva served as president and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips from 2002 to 2004. Prior to that, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Phillips Petroleum Company from 1999 to 2002. He had served as Phillips’ president and chief operating officer since May 1994 and executive vice president since January 1994. He had been senior vice president in 1993 and chief financial officer since 1990, at which time he joined the company's management committee.