News from the Bush School

David M. Weekley to Receive McLane Leadership in Business Award

September 07, 2016

David M. Weekley

 

The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, will honor David M. Weekley, chairman of David Weekley Homes, with the 2016 McLane Leadership in Business Award on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. The event will be held in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, beginning with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by Mr. Weekley’s lecture at 5:30 p.m.

The Mosbacher Institute was founded in October 2009 to produce policy-oriented research and programming in trade, energy, and governance. The McLane Leadership in Business Award was established by Drayton McLane, Jr., a noted entrepreneur, philanthropist, and chairman of the McLane Group, a diversified collection of businesses. Presented annually, the award recognizes a prominent individual in the field of business for outstanding contributions in the area of business, public service, or community service at the national level.

David M. Weekley began his home-building company at the age of 23. Since 1976, he has been recognized twice by Inc. Magazine as having one of America’s 500 fastest-growing companies. In 1986, he was named Builder of the Year by the National Association of Homebuilders, and in 1989, he was named Houston Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. David Weekley Homes was named the 2013 National Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine for a second time, one of only two builders to receive this distinction.  In 2012, the company was named a 2012 Customer Service Champion and has ranked highest in customer satisfaction among new home builders in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Antonio, and Tampa, according to J.D. Power and Associates. 

Weekley is an avid student of the most progressive management methodologies, where people are the primary focus of the organization. The company has been named to FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list ten times; has earned multiple honors in the areas of product design, marketing, and management; and has closed over $1.3 billion worth of new homes in 22 different cities in 2015.

A noted community leader and Distinguished Eagle Scout, Weekley remains active with the Boy Scouts and has served on many Houston-area nonprofit boards, including St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, the Star of Hope, and the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

The event is open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested by October 3, 2016. To register, visit bush.tamu.edu/weekley.  For more information, call (979) 845-1927 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).