2007 Tom Frost
2007 Tom Frost
Chairman Emeritus Frost, San Antonio, Texas.
A native San Antonian, Tom Frost is the fourth generation of his family to oversee the bank founded by his great grandfather, Colonel T.C. Frost in 1868.
Frost is Chairman Emeritus of Frost, which offers banking, insurance and investments through more than 110 financial centers across Texas in the San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Fort Worth, Houston, Dallas, and Rio Grande Valley regions.
He graduated from San Antonio Academy and the Texas Military Institute.
Frost graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University, where he earned a B.S. degree with a major in Commerce. He holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Austin College, an Honorary Doctor of International Relations degree from the University of the Americas in Mexico City, and an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. He is a recipient of the Aguila Azteca the highest honor the Government of Mexico can give to a non-Mexican citizen.
He began his banking career in 1950 and was elected Assistant Cashier in Frost’s Foreign Department in October of that year. In 1962, he was elected President, and in 1971, Chairman of the Board.
Active in industry affairs, Frost is a past director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank and a past member of the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System. He is past President of the Association of Reserve City Bankers, the Texas Bankers Association and the San Antonio Clearing House Association.
Frost has also supported community development in San Antonio, with service on the Board of Trustees of the San Antonio Medical Foundation, the Texas Research and Technology Foundation and the Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital. He is also Director Emeritus of the Board of Governors of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and a trustee for the Southwest Research Institute. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and is Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation.
He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the McNay Art Museum, past chairman of the Executive Committee of the Free Trade Alliance of San Antonio and former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the YMCA. He co-founded the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. and is a past member of the US-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (Fulbright-Garcia Robles Commission).
Committed to educational excellence, Frost currently is Chairman Emeritus of the Development Board of the University of Texas at San Antonio and is Past Executive Chairman of the Board of Governors of his alma mater, TMI. He is also a Trustee Emeritus of Washington & Lee University, Senior Trustee of Austin College and is an honorary member of the Development Board for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is a past member of the Foundation Board of the National University of Mexico (UNAM) Foundation and past Chairman of the Texas Independent College Fund.
Frost is married to Patricia Holden, a San Antonio native and they have four sons and 14 grandchildren.