Representative Charlie Geren was first elected to the represent HD-99 in 2000 and is the current chairman of the House Administration Committee and serves on the Calendars, Licensing & Administrative Procedures, and State Affairs committees.
A restaurant owner and real estate broker, Geren has previously served as vice chairman of the State Recreational and Cultural Resources and Licensing and Administrative Procedures committees. He has also held posts on the Natural Resources, Environmental Regulation and House Administration committees
He has been recognized for his legislative work by the Texas Association of Business, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Law Enforcement Division, Texas Monthly magazine, the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, the Texas Farm Bureau, the National Federation of Independent Business/Texas, and the Texas Association of Business and the Texas Realtor's Association.
Geren is also a member of the Texas Restaurant Association, the Fort Worth Restaurant Associationof Texas, the Association of Realtors, the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, and is a former board member and president of the Coca-Cola Bottlers Association
In the private sector Geren has served as president of the Railhead Smokehouse Restaurant and the LGS Godly Ranch Corporation. He is the founder and past partner of Kelly, Geren, & Searcy Commercial Real Estate, a board member for Worthington National Bank and a former board member for Westside State Bank.
His community service activities include serving as trustee at Texas Christian University, as vice president and executive committee member at Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show. He is a former member of the Texas Water Development Board, and previous chairman of the Texas Water Resource Finance Authority.
Geren graduated Southern Methodist University in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He has one daughter, Emily, and a son-in-law, Michael.