Carl Edwards was born July 8, 1948, to Gene and Elaine Edwards in Amarillo, Texas, and is a descendent of famed Chickasaw rancher, Montford T. Johnson. He graduated from Amarillo High School and entered the U.S. Naval Reserves as a student at the University of Oklahoma.
He graduated from Naval Officer Candidate School with a commission in Naval Reserves in 1970. That same year, he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Oklahoma. He later received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.
He is also a manager of PEC Investment Properties LLC, an affiliate of Price Edwards & Co.
Edwards was elected as OKCityan of the Year in 2011 and was named king of the Beaux Arts Society. He was awarded the Dean A. McGee Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to downtown Oklahoma City in 2013, and in 2017 was awarded Man of the Year by the Commercial Real Estate Council.
He has served in numerous roles in business and civic organizations, including president and chief executive officer of the Oklahoma Business Roundtable, chairman of the board of trustees of the Presbyterian Health Foundation, chairman of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, chairman of The United Way of Metro Oklahoma, chairman of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Public Schools Trust (MAPS for Kids Trust) and more.
Carl and his wife Susan take great pride in their daughters, Megan Bauml and Paige Frenzel, and their four wonderful grandchildren.