Leadership from the A&M Foundation

Tyson Voelkel, President, Texas A&M Foundation

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tyson Voelkel, President Texas A&M Foundation

As head of the university’s major-gift fundraising entity, Tyson provides direction for the management of the Foundation’s endowment, serves as the principal liaison with the university, and leads university-wide fundraising activities, including the $4 billion Lead by Example campaign.

Before beginning his new job as president of the Texas A&M Foundation on January 20, 2016, Tyson Voelkel was proprietor of a Houston-based boutique consultancy focused on building, managing and advising ultra-high net worth family offices. He also served as COO for a multi-billion dollar holding company consisting of more than a dozen operating companies, philanthropic endeavors, and various investments.

After completing a degree in industrial distribution from Texas A&M University in 1996, the Brenham native served as a U.S. Army infantry officer for almost 14 years and completed a master’s degree in international relations and national security from the Bush School of Government and Public Service, and an MBA from Rice University. He continues to serve as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He and his wife, Christi Voelkel ’98, live in College Station with their two daughters, Eliana and Violet, and Lily in spirit.