John M. Agather

John M. Agather

John M. Agather

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Show Date: February 14th, 2018

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John M. Agather
Chairman Elect
San Antonio Hispanic
Chamber of Commerc


John Agather is an accomplished entrepreneur with a long history of varied business interests and civic involvement. He began his career in San Antonio, Texas as the Chief Operating Officer of an industrial cooling tower parts company with an exclusive client base in Mexico. He then formed his own investment company that has been involved with a variety of industries that have included the hospitality industry, oil and gas, commercial real estate, and most recently the music industry. An accomplished singer/songwriter, he formed his own band The Juantanamos which will commence touring in April to support their latest album.

John Agather has been a strong advocate for stronger economic ties between the United States and Mexico. An early and very active participant in the negotiations for NAFTA, John became the founding Chairman of Free Trade Alliance San Antonio. A former Chairman of the San Antonio Airport Advisory Committee, he has just recently retired as Chairman of the Board of the Reno Air Racing Association that hosts the National Championship Air Races.

John Agather was born and raised in Mexico and holds a B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

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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