Chrystal Houston, May 6th, 2009
Paul D. “Pablo” Marvin ’66, a graduate of Mays Business School, has been named by the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University as one of six distinguished alumni for 2009. Established in 1962, the Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University. Since its inception, 190 individuals have been recognized for their significant contributions to their professions, Texas A&M University and their local communities.
Marvin received a bachelor of science in business management while working part-time and later full-time to support his young family. Upon graduation, Marvin returned to his native Mexico and built a long and prosperous career in business. Working first as a production and marketing manager for Aceros Nacioneles, S.A. in Mexico City, he later founded Plasticos Precisos, S.A., a plastics extrusions company. Marvin also worked at Deutz, CV.de C.B in Mexico City, one of Latin America’s largest holding companies at the time and later founded and operated the Los Tocayos chain of restaurants in Denver, Colorado. Today he is a real estate executive and CEO of Compania de Inversionistas de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Marvin has remained a committed and loyal supporter of Texas A&M, especially to initiatives focusing on international programs. He was named an Outstanding International Alumnus in 2006 for his involvement. He is a member of the Texas A&M International Board, the Texas A&M Mexico Center Advisory Board, the Bush School Development Council and is a founding member of Texas A&M’s International Programs Office. In 1993, Marvin and his wife, Barbara, provided 5,000 square feet of office space rent-free to Texas A&M University, allowing for the creation of the Texas A&M University Center in Mexico. This center serves as Texas A&M’s official representation in Mexico, enabling the university to further its research collaborations with Mexico and Latin America and strengthen linkages with academic institutions, business organizations, and governmental agencies in Mexico.
Marvin, who resides in College Station, Texas, serves as a mentor to Texas A&M’s Academy for International Leaders Program and as an external advisor to the Mexican Student Association. He was actively involved in the planning of the Central American Aggie Summit in 2006 and in the 2007 Middle East Aggie Summit.