Proud Products of Texas Public Schools
Graduate of Spur High School
In 1958, Red McCombs became a partner, then sole owner, of Red McCombs Automotive in San Antonio. In addition to his auto interests, he is co-founder of Clear Channel Communications and McCombs Oil Corporation in Houston and is active in a variety of other businesses. He is principal owner of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. McCombs has served leadership roles in many national, state, and local organizations. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern University, where he has been honored as Distinguished Alumnus, and is past Chairman of the Board of Visitors of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. McCombs has been honored with numerous local, state, and national recognitions.
Through the McCombs Foundation, McCombs endows many charitable and philanthropic organizations. He also believes in volunteering his time to read to students at local schools and has adopted schools to serve as a mentor. Benefactors of the McCombs Foundation include The University of Texas, Southwestern University, various cancer research and care facilities, youth organizations, and other education programs. The University of Texas recently named its business school The McCombs School of Business in McCombs’ honor.
“Two of the most important people in my life were my third-grade and seventh-grade teachers.”