Weiner, Brian L.

Name: 
Weiner, Brian L.
Title: 
CEO of PMG International, Ltd.
Texas A&M Class: 
1965
Inducted: 
2010

Biography:

Brian L. Weiner is a 1965 graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics.  After working a year for the Texas Department of Agriculture and 11 years as manager of the Weiner News Company, since 1977 he has been the Chief Executive Officer of PMG International, Ltd. (PMG), the parent company for distribution centers located in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, Mexico, Curacao, Venezuela, Colombia, and throughout both Europe and Asia.  As the CEO of PMG, he grew his company from annual sales of $2 million to more than $160 million and does business in more than 50 countries throughout the world.  The company distributes books and magazines to retail accounts such as military bases, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, H.E.B., and many others.  

Mr. Weiner also manages real estate investment companies such as Investment Properties, Ltd. and WAS-WLB, Ltd., and serves as president of Comercial del Valle in Mexico.  He is active in ranching, with a 2,000 acre cattle ranch in Bandera County, the Shadow Dance Ranch in Tarpley.  His agricultural memberships include the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, the Texas Hereford Association, the Texas Wildlife Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, a life member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition (SALE), and a supporter of various programs with SALE that provide scholarships to students annually.

Brian Weiner has been involved with many civic and charitable groups as an officer and board member.  Particularly notable service has been as a member of the Board of Directors for Boysville in San Antonio, a home for children without a family or home, and a past member of the Board of the United Way in Bexar County.  As an Advisory Board Trustee of the Witte Museum in San Antonio, he was instrumental in the financial reorganization of the Witte at a time of dire need.  He assisted in obtaining funds from the City for the museum’s revitalization and orchestrated the reopening of the gift shop where its annual profit of more than $100,000 per year now helps to maintain the museum.  As part of Fiesta San Antonio, he was Rey Feo in 2007 and raised more than $125,000 for college scholarships for under privileged students.  He is a Regent for the former Rey Feos Association and continues his efforts in fund raising through the Rey Feo Educational Foundation.  

Other accomplishments by Brian include current and past memberships in many organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors for the San Antonio World Trade Association, and as a Board member of such groups as the World Affairs Council, Council for Periodical Distributors Association, Mind Science Foundation, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, and the National Conference of Christians and Jews.  Several awards have included Boss of the Year 1985 by the Anacacho Chapter of the Professional Secretaries International; Distinguished Community Services Award 1984 by Brandeis University; Torch of Liberty Award 1988 by the Anti-Defamation League; Entrepreneur of the Year Award 1990 by Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch and Inc. Magazine; and International Businessman of the Year Award 2002 by St. Mary’s University.

Since graduation from Texas A&M, Mr. Weiner has been a loyal supporter on the Board of Directors for the 12th Man Foundation and the Board of Directors for the Center for International Business Studies.  Other affiliations include the Association of Former Students, Chancellor’s Century Council, the A&M Library foundation, and the University Business Advisory Council.  On numerous occasions throughout the years, he has acted as “Professor for a Day” at the Mays Business School, primarily lecturing on international business.  He is also engaged in the Department of Agricultural Economics, as a “Prof-for-a-Day” in Rural Entrepreneurship, International Trade and Agriculture, and International Agribusiness Marketing classes.

Brian Weiner and his wife, Katina (Tina), reside in San Antonio.  They have two children, Daniel Weiner and Ellyce Kimmelman, and three grandchildren, Channah, Asher and Jaiden Kimmelman.

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