Timothy Dove

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Timothy Dove
Timothy L. Dove
Education Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas (1975)
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS)
University of Chicago (MBA)
Known forFormer CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources

Timothy L. Dove (born 1956/57) is the former chief executive officer of Pioneer Natural Resources.


Early life and education

In 1975, Dove graduated from the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, where he was the valedictorian. [1]

In 1979, Dove received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1981, he received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.[ citation needed ]


Early in his career, Dove worked for Diamond Shamrock and Maxus Energy. He then joined Parker & Parsley first as vice president of business development and then as senior vice president. [1]

In 1997, Parker & Parsley merged with MESA Inc. to form Pioneer, which Dove joined as vice president of business development. [1]

In May 2016, Scott D. Sheffield, the CEO and chairman of Pioneer, retired and was succeeded by Dove. [2]

In February 2019, Dove retired. [3]

Personal life

Dove serves on the board of trustees of the Jesuit Dallas Foundation and the MIT Corporate Development Committee. He has previous served on the Dream Dallas Advisory Council for Habitat for Humanity, as trustee for the KidLinks Foundation, as chairman for the Dallas Wildcat Committee, and as president of the Dallas Petroleum Club. [1]

While in graduate school, Dove married Jenny Vilfordi. They have four children, including a son and 3 daughters, all of whom attended Catholic private school in Dallas. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Jesuit Dallas Announces Tim Dove '75 as 2018 Distinguished Alumnus". Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas . October 12, 2018.
  2. "Pioneer Natural Resources Company Chairman and CEO Scott D. Sheffield to Retire; Timothy L. Dove Named Successor" (Press release). Business Wire. May 19, 2016.
  3. "Pioneer Natural Resources CEO to retire". American City Business Journals . February 22, 2019.