Charles W. "Chuck" Eisemann
The San Antonio native holds bachelor and master's degrees in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army in Europe for two years where he managed several different civilian businesses for the army.
During the course of his entrepreneurial career and retirement, he has lived or traveled in 108 nations in Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Rim.
He and his wife, Ann, have lived in Richardson, Texas since 1971. His son, Brian, graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in music and earned a Master of Music degree in 2006. Brian teaches music at the Woodlands High School in the Houston area.
Eisemann was with Texas Instruments Incorporated from 1966 to 1974, serving in his last assignment as Corporate Director of Human Resource Research and Development. He was responsible for the firm's human resource research in more than 30 nations and undertook many special assignments for the TI Board of Directors.
He founded Industrial Relations International, Inc. in 1974 and served as Chairman and President of the management consulting firm until February 2000. IRI, with offices in Richardson, Texas, develops programs in the areas of multilingual opinion surveys, customer satisfaction, employee relations and management facilitation for corporate clients -- worldwide.
Eisemann was elected to the Board of Canyon Creek National Bank in 1977. In 1986, he became the controlling shareholder and was elected Chairman of the Board. He also chaired Chaparral Bancshares, Inc., CCNB’s parent company. He served on the Chaparral and CCNB boards until May 1999 when the bank merged with Bank of Texas. He currently serves on the Bank of Texas Advisory Board of Directors.
Eisemann served on the Richardson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for two full terms, where he was on numerous committees including membership, transportation and Leadership Richardson. He served as Chairman of the Board in 2005 and is a current member of the Chamber Board.
He is active as a certified mentor for StarTech, Richardson’s Telecom Corridorâ StarTech high tech accelerator corporation.
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Eisemann as “Richardson 2001 Citizen of the Year”.
He has been a long-term supporter of the arts starting with membership in the 500 Inc. when he first moved to Dallas in 1966.
The Eisemann Family Foundation has provided support to many arts organizations in North Texas, including artists in music, dance, visual and sculpture.
Eisemann served on the Board of the Richardson Symphony where he served on numerous committees. He organized, produced and directed the first three "Sounds of Freedom" patriotic Flag Day concerts in Richardson, with over 30,000 in attendance on site and 10,000 off site for the third event. This event was the 2nd largest Flag Day celebration in the United States that year.
Eisemann has been carving stone since 2002. He primarily works in Italian marble and alabaster. His work is not for sale.
His interest in the arts continues with his active participation in the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations.