Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> September 20, 2000

Chuck Watson – Dynegy Inc (dyn)

CHUCK WATSON is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dynegy Inc. He established NGC Corp., Dynegy's predecessor, in 1985 and served as President until becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1989. Mr. Watson currently serves on the National Petroleum Council. He is a Board member of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and Edison Electric Institute (EEI), as well as a founding member of the Natural Gas Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Baker Hughes Inc. Educated in business and economics at Oklahoma State University, Watson served as Chairman, Trustee and Governor of the OSU Foundation. He is a Board member of Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc., Houston Arts Fund, Theatre Under the Stars, and the Greater Houston Partnership. He served as Chairman of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society 1998-99 Campaigns for the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast and as city-wide Chairman of the United Way's 1999-2000 fundraising campaign. Mr. Watson and his wife of 27 years, Kim, have served as co-Chairpersons of several community organizations in and around the Houston area and currently are co-Chairs of the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE). In 1998, Child Advocates of Houston named the Watsons 'Family of the Year.' The Watsons' commitment to the community also includes philanthropic outreach. Through The Watson Family Foundation, the Watsons have personally contributed to numerous programs, initiatives and causes that enhance the social and economic well-being of the communities where they are located. Profile
TWST: Could we start with an overview of Dynegy Inc.?

Mr. Watson: We are and have been a leader in energy solutions, and now

communications solutions, to customers in North America, the