About the Foundation

John Speer

Vice Chairman BBA, CPA, MBA - John Speer has been involved in the home building and mortgage industries for over 40 years. He has participated in the construction and/or financing of more than $ 7 billion of real estate, including over 40,000 homes. Currently, John builds under the Travis Homes name.

John Speer has been involved in the home building and mortgage industries for over 40 years. He has participated in the construction and/or financing of more than $ 7 billion of real estate, including over 40,000 homes. Currently, John builds under the Travis Homes name.

John established Withers Energy Group, LLC in 2010 as an entrée into the energy industry. Since inception, Withers energy has been immensely successful and profitable. John has also co-founded Withers Capital Partners, LLC to bring his financial expertise to play in his new found energy forum. Its primary investment is in Orca LNG, LTD (a Canada based company) where he serves as Chairman. Orca LNG’s is Licensed to export 27.6 million tons of LNG per year, comparable to about 4.2 BCF/day of natural gas, ultimately generating over $10 Billion of revenue per year.

Mr. Speer has investments in real estate, construction, energy and ranching.

Mr. Speer holds and inactive CPA license, received his BBA and MBA from Texas A&M University, where he currently serves on the Deans development board of advisors at the Mays Business School and as a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, additionally, he was recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus in 2004.

Mr. Speer has served on the Boards of charities, banks and associations. He is a Founding Member and current Vice Chairman of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Foundation.

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