Welcome W. Wilson, Sr. Honored by The Houston Technology Center as 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year

HOUSTON, Texas (May 17, 2011) — BoyarMiller congratulates Welcome W. Wilson, Sr., who was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year at The Houston Technology Center’s 2011 gala held May 12, 2011.

Bill Boyar, BoyarMiller Shareholder, had the distinct privilege of introducing his long-time client and friend and said, “As we celebrate entrepreneurship and the Houston Technology Center tonight, I cannot think of anyone who has touched my life more as the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit and love for this community than my friend, Welcome Wilson, Sr. His achievements during his lifetime deserve our taking time to honor him.”

The Houston Technology Center produced a special video honoring Wilson and his accomplishments.

Welcome W. Wilson, Sr. has been in real estate development and finance since 1957. In addition to being Chairman of the Board of GSL Welcome Group, he also serves as Chairman of River Oaks Financial Group, Inc., and is a principal of Kingham Dalton Wilson, a regional construction firm and affiliate of GSL Welcome Group.

For three years ending September 1, 2010 Wilson was Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Houston System. The UH System is comprised of four universities and 64,000 students.

In addition to developing more than 4 million square feet of industrial properties, Wilson has been the Chief Executive Officer of real estate firms, which have developed over 1,000 apartment units, multiple shopping centers, downtown office buildings, several hotels and over 8,000 subdivision lots.

Wilson served in the Executive Office of the President under Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy during the 1950’s and 1960’s. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from The University of Houston, where he received its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1970 and The College of Business Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1996. In 2005, he was named the Distinguished Alumnus of Texas’ Southmost College where he received an AA degree before attending the University of Houston. He served in Japan as a U.S. Naval officer during the Korean War.