The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, will honor David M. Weekley, chairman of David Weekley Homes, with the 2016 McLane Leadership in Business Award on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

The Mosbacher Institute was founded in October 2009 to produce policy-oriented research and programming in trade, energy, and governance. The McLane Leadership in Business Award was established by Drayton McLane, Jr., a noted entrepreneur, philanthropist, and chairman of the McLane Group, a diversified collection of businesses. Presented annually, the award recognizes a prominent individual in the field of business for outstanding contributions in the area of business, public service, or community service at the national level.

Weekley began his home-building company at the age of 23. Since 1976, he has been recognized twice by Inc. Magazine as having one of America’s 500 fastest-growing companies. In 1986, he was named Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders, and in 1989, he was named Houston Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine.

Weekley is an avid student of the most progressive management methodologies, where people are the primary focus of the organization. The company has been named to FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list ten times; has earned multiple honors in the areas of product design, marketing, and management; and has closed over $1.3 billion worth of new homes in 22 different cities in 2015.

A noted community leader and Distinguished Eagle Scout, Weekly remains active with the Boy Scouts and has served on many Houston-area nonprofit boards, including St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, the Star of Hope, and the Greater Houston Community Foundation.