Chuck Watson is Chairman and co-founder of Twin Eagle Resource Management, a Houston-based energy marketer established in 2010, which focuses on the purchase, distribution and sale of natural gas, coal and electric power. He was Chairman of Eagle Energy Partners, which he co-founded in 2003 and sold to Lehman Brothers in 2007. In 2008, Watson engineered the purchase from Lehman Brothers and sale to Électricité de France (EDF). Watson was the Chairman and CEO of Houston-based Dynegy Inc., an asset based, integrated energy provider. He established NGC Corp., Dynegy’s predecessor, in 1985 and served as Chairman and CEO until his departure in May of 2002. Watson worked at Conoco following his Oklahoma State University graduation in 1972 until his departure in 1985.
Watson is also Chairman of Wincrest Ventures, a venture capital company he founded in 1994, and in 2009 he founded CLW Investments, Inc. an energy consulting and investment company. Watson is currently on the board of Baker Hughes, Baylor College of Medicine, Mainstream Renewable Power, Collegiate Zone and SmartGridCIS. Watson co-founded Caldwell Watson Real Estate Group in 1996 and brought the Houston Aeros, an AHL professional hockey franchise, to Houston in 1998. He is a minority owner of the Houston Texans NFL franchise and was Chairman of the 2004 Houston Super Bowl XXXVIII Host Committee.
Watson was educated in business and economics at Oklahoma State University. He served as governor, trustee and Chairman of the OSU Foundation, was inducted into the OSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 1997, and in 2001, following his commencement address, received OSU’s highest honor of the Henry G. Bennett Award. Also in 2001, Watson was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame and was named “Master Entrepreneur” by Ernst & Young. In 2006, Mr. Watson was named Chairman of the Sigma Chi Foundation.