Chuck and Kim Watson
Kim and Chuck, married for 44 years, have three adult children, Brian, Keri and Carly, a daughter-in-law Suzanne, and two sons-in-law, Ryan, and Jason. They also have seven grandchildren, Sage, Avery, Desmond, Charlotte, Duncan, Tatum and Piper.
Kim graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, and last year received her master’s degree in Christian leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She was inducted into the OSU College of Education Hall of Fame in 2004. She taught for seven years in public schools, raised her children, and then accepted the position of director of children’s ministry and staff liaison for Women’s Ministry at Windwood Presbyterian Church for seven years. Kim is currently vice president of the board for Inspire Women, and co-director of Weekend Children’s Ministry at Windwood Presbyterian Church. This fall Kim and Chuck answered the call to support a private Christian school in northwest Houston. Kim is the provost of Kardia Christian Academy, a neo-classical school that sees children created in the image of God.
Kim and Chuck enjoy volunteering together. They are on the Houston Christian High School Council, and the advisory board for Inspire Women. They have served on the FACE Board in Spring, Texas, and the Make-a-wish Foundation of Houston. They are partners in Houston Oaks and past owners of the Texans and Aeros. They were named family of the Year by Child Advocates and have been so honored by Inspire Women, Junior Achievement, the American Heart Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum, and the Cypress Creek Foundation of the Arts and Community Enrichment.
Chuck Watson, a Houston entrepreneur in energy, real estate and sports entertainment, is chairman and co-founder of Twin Eagle Resource Management, a Houston-based midstream service provider and energy marketer, established in 2010. He was chairman of Eagle Energy Partners, which he co-founded in 2003 and sold to Lehman Brothers in 2007. In 2008, Chuck engineered the purchase of Eagle Energy Partners from Lehman Brothers and sale to Électricité de France (EDF).
Chuck was formerly 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 2002. Chuck worked at Conoco from 1972 until his departure in 1985.
Chuck is chairman of Advanced Blast Protection Systems (ABPS), which offers a unique product of repeatable, reliable, impulse reduction from explosive forces in order to save assets and lives. He is also chairman of CollegiateZone, a company that provides effective and dynamic programs focused on bettering the educational process. He is currently on the board of Baker Hughes Inc., Baylor College of Medicine, and Mainstream Renewable Power, and is also a senior energy advisor to GSO/Blackstone. He serves on the advisory council for DocuSign, and is a member of the Angeleno Group board of advisors.
Chuck co-founded Caldwell Watson Real Estate Group in 1996, and brought the Houston Aeros, an AHL professional hockey franchise, to Houston in 1998. He was also a limited partner and vice chairman of the Houston Texans. Chuck served as governor, trustee and chairman of the Oklahoma State University Foundation, was Chairman of the Sigma Chi Foundation, and was inducted into the OSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2001, following his commencement address, he received OSU’s highest honor, the Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Service Award. He was also inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame and named “Master Entrepreneur” by Ernst & Young in 2001.