Posted on February 15, 2024 by Wendy Frost

Graham Weston, chief executive officer of Weston Ventures, will present the keynote address during the Carlos Alvarez College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture Series.

Graham WestonThe lecture begins at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 in the Richard S. Liu Auditorium (2.01.02) in the Business Building on the UTSA 1604 Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Raised on a ranch near New Braunfels, Texas, Weston started his first venture in high school taking photographs at livestock shows. After graduating from Texas A&M, he entered the real estate business and led his family to buy and develop the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio.

With a career spanning a variety of industries including technology, real estate and science, Weston is a renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Inspired to invest in the heart of San Antonio to support technology as well as economic development, he created Geekdom, which is a collaborative co-working space that provides a technology hub for the city. Continuing to follow his passions, he established the 80/20 Foundation to support nonprofits that align with his vision.

In 2018, Weston made a $15 million gift to UTSA to support the creation of the School of Data Science at the Downtown Campus with the goal of it becoming a destination for producing highly-skilled professionals in big data and analytics.

Recognized for his achievements, Weston was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2019; named a “Best Boss” by Fortune Small Business magazine; and was recognized as a regional Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.

The Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, which began in 1988, brings prominent business and community leaders to UTSA to share their knowledge and experiences with students and others in the university and business community.

— Wendy Frost