Dallas Business Club invited to Tandy Executive Speaker Series with Walter E. Johnson

The Neeley School of Business invites DBC members to the Tandy Executive Speaker Series. Dean Homer Erekson will host a Q&A with Walter E. Johnson, Founder and Chairman, Amegy Bank of Texas.

Join Dean Erekson who will host Walter E. Johnson, Founder and Chairman, Amegy Bank of Texas, to share his insight with DFW business professionals, TCU leaders, alumni, and members of the Neeley School of Business at TCU. 

 
Date:
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
 
Time: 7:30 am - 9:00am
 
Location: Brown-Lupton University Union, 3rd Floor Ballroom
 
Cost: $20 per person
Open Seating

 
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Walter E. Johnson founded Amegy Bank of Texas 22 years ago. After personally raising $21.5 million from Houstonians to capitalize the bank in the early 1990s, Johnson took the company public in 1997 and ultimately merged it with Zions Bancorporation in 2005, netting $1.7 billion for shareholders. Today, Amegy Bank has more than $12 billion in assets, 2,000 employees, and more than 85 branches in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Prior to founding Amegy Bank, Johnson was president and CEO of Allied Bank, a Houston bank he helped build from $100 million to $5 billion in assets before it was purchased by First Interstate, which became Wells Fargo.

A graduate of Texas Christian University, Johnson was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2005. He spends much of his time giving back to the Houston community and has chaired many fundraising campaigns for Houston organizations, including Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Star of Hope, Boy Scouts, Small Business Financing Corporation, Association for Mexican Americans, and Reasoning Mind, whose mission is to provide a first-rate math education for every child.

Yvonne, his wife of 56 years, has worked alongside him at Amegy as his assistant for 21 years. Johnson’s lifetime hobbies include hunting, fishing and boating. He recently sold his boat in the Bahamas to focus on building a home in Durango, Colorado. In his own words, Johnsons claims that the boat became too much work, as we was the captain, mechanic, plumber and fishing guide, while his crew consisted only of Yvonne, who was cook, cleaning crew and deck hand.