Houston businessman and Texas A&M University graduate Brandon C. Coleman Jr. ’78 has endowed a chair to benefit the Department of Marketing in Mays Business School.

Coleman’s $500,000 gift will be matched through the university’s Vision 2020 Matching Program to create the $1 million Brandon C. Coleman, Jr. ’78 Chair in Marketing. The chair will be used to support a nationally recognized leader in marketing scholarship, who will also contribute to the teaching mission of Mays Business School.

Coleman graduated from Texas A&M in 1978 and went to work for a Houston-based advertising agency. He then started his own marketing and branding firm in 1980, which he owned for 20 years.

Not only involved in Mays Business School, Coleman is also well known throughout the Aggie family as the creator and driving force of the original marketing strategies behind The Zone at Kyle Field, The Association of Former Student’s “We Are The Aggie Network,” and The Court at Reed Arena.

This is one more story of how individuals and companies are contributing to the goals of Mays Business School. See how others are joining us in the One Spirit One Vision Campaign.