Dwayne Hopkins, CMsgt USAF Ret., Executive Directory, Fisher House, 03/15/2014

Dwayne Hopkins, CMsgt USAF Ret., Executive Directory, Fisher House, 03/15/2014

Dwayne Hopkins, CMsgt USAF Ret., Executive Directory, Fisher House, 03/15/2014

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Listen on Demand: March 15, 2014

Chief Master Sergeant Dwayne F. Hopkins (Retired) is currently the Executive Director for Fisher House Inc. Mr. Dwayne F. Hopkins retired from active duty with 28 years of military service as the Command Chief Master Sergeant to the Commander, 37th Training Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He was the primary advisor to the commander on all matters affecting the quality, welfare, morale, management and leadership of 45,000 personnel. As the Executive Director of Fisher House Inc. he is responsible for three homes valued at 2.5 million dollars while providing a home-away-from-home for America’s most valuable resource; our military members and their families. Mr. Hopkins and his outstanding staff provided lodging for over 354 military families saving them $350,000 in lodging cost in 2009.

Mr. Hopkins was born on 29 September 1961, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and attended Dreher High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He enlisted on 5 September 1979, and has held various positions within aircraft maintenance such as Production Superintendent for F-15, KC-135, HH-60, and C-130 aircraft. Mr. Hopkins is a member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee. Mr. Hopkins is also a member of West San Antonio Rotary.

Bjorn Dybdahl of Bjorn’s
John Thurman of Heart of Texas Realty

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , http://www.HeartofTexasRealty.com and on http://www.KLUP.com. In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, http://www.Bjorns.com and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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