Charles W. Matthews

Director Since 2010

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Mr. Charles W. Matthews, formerly General Counsel of Exxon Mobil Corporation, spent his entire career at Exxon, the world's largest energy company. A native of Houston, he graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. degree in government. He also earned a J.D. degree from the University of Houston and joined Humble Oil, now known as Exxon-Mobil, upon graduation. He rose in the law department to become Vice President and General Counsel of Exxon Mobil. He was responsible for coordinating the legal and regulatory efforts to facilitate the merger between Exxon Corporation and Mobil Corporation. As General Counsel, Mr. Matthews oversaw the company's law department, consisting of more than 460 lawyers with offices in 40 countries.

He is a former member of the advisory board and past Chairman of the University of Houston Law Foundation. Mr. Matthews is also past Chairman and past President of the University of Texas Ex-Students Association and past­ member of the Texas Exes Scholarship Foundation and member of the Board of the University of Texas Foundation. Within the last five years, he served on the board of Trinity Industries Inc. Mr. Matthews is past Chairman of Texas Cultural Trust where he continues to serve on the Board.