Charles W. Matthews

Director since 2010

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Charles W. Matthews

Mr. Charles W. Matthews, formerly general counsel of Exxon Mobil Corporation, spent his entire career at Exxon, the world’s largest energy company. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. degree in government, he 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. A native of Houston, he has served as a national trustee for the Southwestern Region of The Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He is a member of the advisory board and the past chairman of the University of Houston Law Foundation. Mr. Matthews is also past-chair and past-president of the Ex-Students Association and a member of the Texas Exes Scholarship Foundation of The University of Texas. He serves on the boards of Trinity Industries Inc., and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and is past chair of the Texas Cultural Trust.