POND CREEK, Okla. — A Pond Creek native was nominated to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for his contributions to the energy sector.
James C. Day, former chairman, CEO and president of Noble Corp., helped build one of the largest worldwide offshore drilling companies, which started in Oklahoma in 1921. Being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is Oklahoma's highest honor, according to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame website.
Over Day’s tenure, the market capitalization grew 15,000%, and the company became a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and Fortune 500, according to the website.
According to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Day has served, or is currently serving, on seven public company's board of directors. Day, through the James C. and Teresa K. Day Foundation, has been a strong supporter of many Oklahoma endeavors like Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Pond Creek-Hunter High School and the University of Oklahoma.
The 2019 hall of fame class will be formally inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 21, in Oklahoma City, according to the website. The names of the Hall of Fame members, as well as interactive exhibits and portraits of these individuals can be seen at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. The inductees also are recognized on granite monuments in the Heritage Plaza at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.