Before serving Texas A&M University as president of the Texas A&M Foundation, Tyson Voelkel led a Houston-based consultancy focused on building, managing and advising ultra-high net worth family offices. He also has served as COO for a multibillion-dollar holding company consisting of more than a dozen operating companies and philanthropic endeavors.
A Brenham native, he holds a degree in industrial distribution from Texas A&M University, 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.
Growing up, Tyson participated in Boy Scouts of America, eventually achieving the Eagle Scout rank. While at Texas A&M, he was a student leader and advocate for students on campus. He was a member of organizations including the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band and Ross Volunteers and was selected as the first Aggie Bandsman to serve as Corps of Cadets Commander his senior year. A Buck Weirus Spirit Award winner as well as a recipient of numerous academic and leadership awards, he lived the traditions of Texas A&M and believes they were as important to his transformational education as the rigorous academic programs.