Robert Tips

Robert Tips

Robert Tips

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Show Date: December 27th, 2017

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Robert D. Tips, CEO and Chairman
Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries

3401 Cherry Ridge St.
San Antonio, TX 78230


Mr. Robert Dixon Tips, also known as Dick, serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of MPII, Inc., (d/b/a Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries). For the past four decades, Mr. Tips has devoted himself to building one of the leading family owned funeral companies in the State of Texas, Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the two insurance companies, MTM Life Insurance Company and Transwestern Life Insurance Company, which were merged into North America Life Insurance Company in 2008, where he served as Vice President from 2008 to 2011. He served as a Director of Camber Energy, Inc. since August 26, 2016 until October 6, 2017.

He is a member of the Albert Pike Masonic Lodge 1169 AF & AM, as well as the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.

He also served on Rey Feo during 2005. Mr. Tips is one of San Antonio’s most recognized business leaders. Mr. Tips attended the University of Texas in Austin.

He is an active Board Member of BB&T Bank. He served as a Board Member of BBVA Compass Bank. He served as Independent Director of Lucas Energy, Inc. since August 26, 2016. He oversees a family-owned organization and engages in various volunteer activities. He has been instrumental in starting a faith based school for children of all ages, raising money for Bexar County’s volunteer fire departments and providing support to the families of San Antonio police officers who died in the line of duty. He was President of Texas Cemeteries Association where he continues as a member.

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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