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.
Mr. Wilson currently serves as chair of the Alamo Trust and serves on the board of directors of the Remember the Alamo Foundation in San Antonio. He was appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in Austin.
He 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, he is chair of the board of the Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority and, by appointment of the mayor of Houston, is chair of Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #20.
Mr. Wilson is a former gubernatorial appointee and former vice chair of the University of Houston System Board of Regents. He is immediate past chair of the Houston Realty Business Coalition and has served as vice chair of the Houston Food Bank, chair 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.”
Mr. Wilson is a native Texan, is married, and attended the University of Denver.