Charles H. Bowman

Former Chairman and CEO | BP America, Inc.Bowman, Charles

Education
BS Petroleum Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1957; MS Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1959; PhD Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1961

Initiated Triangle
Penn State Chapter, 1956

Family
Wife – Lynn A. Holleran; daughter Lisa and sons William, Charles Jr., Thomas and Bruce

Experience
President, Gulf Oil Products Co., 1960-1985; Chairman and CEO, BP America,1985-1996

Activities
Director, National City Corporation; Chairman Public Policy Committee; Advisory Board Member and Senior Advisor on Energy, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Fomer Director and Treasurer, Honorary Director, The American Petroleum Institute; Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers; Former Trustee, Case Western Reserve University; Former Chairman of Trustees, Cleveland Ballet; Former Director and Officer, Cleveland Tomorrow; Former Director, Greater Cleaveland Roundtable; Former Director, Cleveland Initiative for Education; Former Advisory Board Member, International Programs, Texas A&M University; Former Strategy Council Member, Cleveland Public Schools reform project; Former Member, Cleveland Commission on the Performing Arts project; Former Trustee, Cleveland Opera; Former Chairman, Business in the Community, Ltd.; Former Member, National Gallery of Victoria Business Council

Awards
Distinguished Alumnus, Pennsylvania State University, 1996

Interesting Fact
Left retirement to become head of Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Department

Inducted
1997