Chris Huff was hired by the Robert C. East Management Trust – 1995 (RCEMT) in June 2007 and served as the Operation’s Manager for RCEMT until October 2010, at which time the RCEMT conveyed its assets to the East Foundation. Chris was then promoted to Director of Field Operation & Security Management. He directs the daily field operations regarding security and infrastructure matters and the service of the Foundation and Ranch equipment and vehicle fleet. Chris is responsible for the liability, safety, accountability and security of the Foundation’s assets, employees and research personnel.
Prior to his employment with the Foundation, Chris served as a Captain Game Warden for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. During his 33 years as a game warden, Chris spent countless hours patrolling the East properties which has resulted in his vast knowledge of them. As a Captain Game Warden, Chris gained invaluable knowledge and experience in the management of personnel and assets.
Prior to his employment with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Chris owned and managed a Western Auto Store and managed a cow/calf operation on his family ranch. He is experienced in Oil and Gas matters through his personal involvement with the management of his family minerals.
Chris is a lifelong resident of Hebbronville and is very familiar with the geographical area of Jim Hogg County and has a vast knowledge of the history and cultural setting of the community of Hebbronville. His knowledge and skills in the area of Law Enforcement, Wildlife, Management, Ranching and Oil and Gas provide him with the tools that are necessary to perform the duties associated with the Director of Field Operations and Security Management position.