2016 Pinnacle Award


Cindy B. Taylor, currently serves as the President and CEO of Oil States International, Inc. Oil States is an internationally diversified oilfield services company with revenue exceeding two billion dollars and employing over six thousand employees across the globe.

Cindy’s professional career began as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in a Big Six accounting firm from 1984 to 1992. In 1992 she joined Cliffs Drilling Company and served as Controller. In 1999 – 2000 she served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of L.E. Simmons and Associates (SCF Partners). When SCF Partners merged four private companies and took them public via an Initial Public Offering in 2000, Cindy became the CFO of the newly formed Oil States International, Inc. She served as CFO and Senior Vice President until the spring of 2007, when she was named President and CEO.

In addition to her duties at Oil States, she also serves as a Director on the Board of Tidewater Inc., a global vessel operator, servicing the international oil and gas industry.

Born 24 November 1961 Goldthwaite, Texas

BS Accounting Texas A&M University Class of 1984