Doug Beatty was born in Ohio but moved to Texas at an early age and grew up in Houston. He graduated from Bellaire High School and eventually received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Houston. After four years in the Air Force, Doug returned to Houston married to wife Iris and he worked 35 years for Texaco as an information technology professional in a variety of assignments, while Iris began a piano teaching business. He opted to retire one year after the merger that formed ChevronTexaco.
Currently, Doug is chairman of the board of the Texas Center for the Missing, formerly known as Gabriel's Gifts, a non-profit, missing children's organization formed in 2000 to provide services and support along the spectrum of missing child issues. He is also secretary of the Houston MINI Motoring Society car club, an avid golfer and tennis player and enjoys traveling is on the Tennis Committee at the University Club.