In Memoriam: Tom C. Frost, Jr.

In Memoriam: Tom C. Frost, Jr.

In Memoriam: Tom C. Frost, Jr.

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Show Date: August 22nd, 2018

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(In Memoriam)
Tom C. Frost, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus



After well over a half century of service, including 26 years as Chief Executive Officer, Tom Frost became Chairman Emeritus of Frost. A native San Antonian, he is the fourth generation to oversee the banking, insurance and investment company founded by his great-grandfather in 1868 now with more than $28 billion in assets, over $34 billion in trust, advisory and brokerage assets and 126 offices throughout Texas. He had experience in all aspects of the business and as president of local, state and national banking associations. He was educated at San Antonio Academy and Texas Military Institute. He graduated from Washington and Lee University Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce.

Tom Frost has dedicated much of his life to civic endeavors from education, healthcare, cultural arts, agriculture and economic development plus service as Senior Warden and vestryman at Christ Episcopal Church where he has been a member for well over 80 years.

Frost has received numerous recognitions, including Honorary Doctorates from Austin College, Our Lady of the Lake University and the University of the Americas. He was awarded the Aztec Eagle which is the highest honor accorded by the Mexican government to a non-citizen of Mexico. He was a former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the YMCA and a past red triangle recipient.

He and Patricia Holden Frost, also a native of San Antonio, have been married for over 64+ years. They have four sons, fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

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 , and on In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, 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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