Welcome W. Wilson, Jr.

Trustee | Houston, Texas

Welcome Wilson, Jr. is president and CEO of Welcome Group, LLC, a real estate development firm specializing in single-tenant office buildings and industrial buildings including lab, warehouse and manufacturing facilities in the state of Texas. He is also the joint venture partner in Kingham ∙ Dalton ∙ Wilson Ltd., a design/build construction affiliate of Welcome Group and is a director of River Oaks Financial Group, Inc.

Welcome currently serves as chairman of the Alamo Trust and serves on the board of directors of the Remember the Alamo Foundation in San Antonio. He was recently appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in Austin.

Welcome also serves on the board of directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Trellis Company and the Trellis Foundation in Austin, the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

In addition, Welcome is chairman of the board of the Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority and by appointment of the Mayor of Houston is chairman of Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #20 (TIRZ # 20).

Welcome is a former gubernatorial appointee and former vice chairmen of the University of Houston System Board of Regents. He is immediate past chairman of the Houston Realty Business Coalition and has served as vice chairman of the Houston Food Bank, chairman of the End Hunger Network, director of the Houston Chapter of the American Lung Association, director of the Houstonian Club in Houston, and president of the Kinkaid School Alumni Association.

In 2018 The Houston Business Journal named Welcome Wilson, Jr. as one of its “Most Admired CEOs.”

Welcome is a native Texan, is married and attended the University of Denver.