Charles W. Matthews, formerly general counsel of Exxon Mobil Corp., 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 Bachelor of Arts 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 Corp. and Mobil Corp. As general counsel, Mr. Matthews oversaw the company’s law department, consisting of more than 460 lawyers with offices in 40 countries. Mr. Matthews served as an independent director on the board of publicly traded Forestar Group Inc. He is a former member of the advisory board and past chairman of the University of Houston Law Foundation. Mr. Matthews is also past chair 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. He served on the boards of Trinity Industries Inc., and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Mr. Matthews is past chair of Texas Cultural Trust, where he continues to serve on the board.
Director since 2010