JOHN WIESNER

CHAIRMAN 1989

pic_john_wiesnerMr. Wiesner is the owner of John Wiesner, Inc. a Buick Pontiac GMC franchise in Conroe. He was born in Richmond, Texas and raised in Hempstead, Texas. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He is married to the former Elizabeth Sorsby of Hempstead and they have three sons, Don Edd, Howell, and John III (deceased). They are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They are members of First United Methodist Church.
John moved to Conroe in 1972 when he took over the Buick Pontiac dealership and started what is now John Wiesner, Inc. with 10 employees. Today that facility has over 500 employees working for the Wiesner Group with locations in Conroe, Huntsville, Tomball and Rosenberg. His highly successful business has won many honors and awards throughout the years.
Involvement in the Chamber of Commerce and the community has played a key role in Mr. Wiesner’s activities since moving to Montgomery County. He was a strong supporter of the creation of North Harris Montgomery Community College, having chaired the committee which created North Harris Montgomery Community College District in 1991. He continues today to serve on the Foundation Board. He supports the YMCA, Montgomery and Walker county Fairs, along with other youth activities in the area. He believes by investing in the youths of today we are helping to build a strong tomorrow.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • Montgomery County Appraisal District – Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Montgomery County Youth Services – Board of Directors
  • Montgomery County Community Foundation – Board of Directors
  • South Montgomery County Woodlands Economic Development Partnership – Board of Directors
  • South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce – Past Chairman Board of Directors
  • Montgomery County Fair Association – Advisory Director
  • The Rotary Club of Conroe
  • Conroe Salvation Army, Past Chairman – Advisory Council
  • American Heart Association – Board of Directors
  • Junior League of North Harris County – Board of Directors
  • Montgomery County Performing Arts – Past Chairman
  • American Cancer Society
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Crime Stoppers Member
  • Montgomery County Performing Arts – Past Chairman

BUSINESS

  • General Motors National Dealer Council
  • Houston Automotive Dealers Association – Past Director
  • GMAC Dealer Advisory Board
  • Texas Automobile Dealers Association – Executive committee and Board Director
  • Pontiac-GMC Division Dealer Council – Co-Chairman
  • South Central Region Dealer Council
  • Retail Strategy Structuring Analysis Dealer Advisory Board
  • Nations Bank Conroe – Past Board of Directors

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2000 No. 8 Family Owned Business out of Top Fifty in Houston – Houston Business Journal
  • Key Award Outstanding Director 1998-1999, Texas Automobile Dealers Association
  • Sam Walton Business Leader Award 1998
  • Time magazine Quality dealer Award Recipient 1997
  • 1994 Scholars Award for Excellence, Business & Industry – North Harris Montgomery Community College District
  • Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award – The Rotary Club of Conroe
  • 1992 Man of the Year Award – Greater Conroe Chamber of Commerce
  • Key-Man Award, 1991 and 1990 – Greater Conroe Chamber of Commerce
  • Academy Award as Outstanding Dealer – voted by community residents
  • 32 Mason, Scottish Rite, Shriner

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