FRANK 'CHIP' KERN
50 Red Sable Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
281 296 9665
Sr Project Management Advisor...Retired from ExxonMobil 2009
After grad'g from Northwestern in Chicago w/MSEE degree in '68, joined Exxon (then Humble Oil) in South Texas. Assignments included New Orleans (20 yrs!), Pensacola, Aberdeen Scotland, Paris (not Texas) and Houston. More recently, spent two years (and three winters!) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Returned to Houston. Most time spent as Project Manager and Sr. Project Management Advisor for offshore oil and natural gas development projects. Retired from ExxonMobil late 2009 after >41 years. Since there's only so much stuff to look at in Home Depot, and becoming a WalMart greeter didn't sound good, I hung out my shingle as Project Management Consultant early 2010. I spent Feb-August 2010, working for XOM Chemicals, assigned as project advisor to the General Manager on a project being run by the Saudi's. Interesting, to say the least.
Married Kathy while in Corpus Christi in 1971...we have two offspring...Hillary graduated from U of Louisiana at Lafayette, is teaching school here in the Houston area, and has just picked-up her Master's; Frank III ("FB") graduated from NC School of the Arts with a degree in (theatrical) Design and Production. He is currently with Cirque du Soliel at The Mirage in Las Vegas as Lead Carpenter on the Beatles' LOVE production. His last "gig" was with Cirque in Macau, PRC.