Founder, Winn Exploration, Co.

C.C. “Charlie” Winn is Founder, Chairman and President of his family-owned oil company, Winn Exploration, Co. He has operated or participated in numerous oil and gas wells in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming, Australia and Canada. Winn Exploration also has interests in real estate development, commercial and investment banking, nanotechnology, and medical research and development.

Mr. Winn is a former director of the First National Bank and Highland Park State Bank in San Antonio. Previously he served on the Board of Trustees for Texas A&I University. He has also served on the Baylor University Council for Institutional Development and on the Advisory Board of Santa Rosa Medical Center in San Antonio. He is a former Trustee for the Mexican Baptist Children’s Home in San Antonio. Presently, Mr. Winn serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for American Bank, in Corpus Christi.

In 1996, Mr. Winn was chosen as the recipient of the M.B. Rudman Outstanding Wildcatter Award and in 1993, Mr. Winn’s contributions to the oil and gas industry were recognized when he was given the All-American Wildcatter Award.

In September 2001, Mr. Winn was recognized by the Texas House of Representatives for his “contributions to the communities of Eagle Pass and Uvalde and to the State of Texas.” He was awarded SeƱor Amistad (“Mr. Friendship”) in 1984 and 1999 by the International Good Neighbor Council “in recognition of devoted efforts in promoting friendly international relations between the United States of America and Mexico.

In 2003, Mr. Winn partnered with Exxon Mobil to fund the Texas State Aquarium’s program to help teachers discover how to use the aquarium as an environmentally-sound teaching resource. He is also a longtime Scout supporter who was honored by the South Texas Council of the Boy Scouts of America for his commitment to scouts and his community by being named Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 2004.

Mr. Winn attended Texas A&I University (now known as Texas A&M-Kingsville) and The University of Texas.