The David and Teresa Disiere Foundation pledged $50,000 for the Athletic Hall of Fame Wall at San Marcos Academy. The Wall honoring former students who excelled in one or more sports is located in the San Marcos Academy Hall of Honor room inside the new four million dollar Lee Hage Jamail Special Event Center.
Dr. John Garrison, the President of San Marcos Academy, praised Disiere’s support, “David Disiere’s personal investment in the establishment of our Athletic Hall of Fame provides a great opportunity for our current students to see first-hand the importance of hard work and sacrifice in accomplishing their goals. It also provides a continually-updated record of all of the great athletes and their personal and team accomplishments over the more than 100 years that this school has fielded athletic teams. This permanent collection would not have been possible without David’s support.”
The atrium of the newly dedicated four million dollar Lee Hage Jamail Special Event Center houses the Athletic Hall of Fame Wall . Houston lawyer Joe Jamail made a $1 million donation to help build the center in memory of his late wife, who graduated from the academy in 1944.
David Disiere, a 1970 graduate of San Marcos Academy, was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on October 21, 2011. Disiere’s selection was based on his exemplary leadership and consummate team player reputation while he was a much-honored 3-sport letterman at San Marcos Academy according to Dr. John Garrison. Disiere was named the school’s most outstanding athlete his senior year.
It is the mission of the David and Teresa Disiere Foundation to “help change the world one child at a time.” David Disiere says the donation underscores how the Academy helped change his life, “San Marcos Academy grounded me in Christian values and compassionate concern for others. I credit my success in life as a husband, father and business leader with the strong moral compass that I received in my formative years there.”
David Disiere is the founder of Qeo Insurance which underwrites commercial auto insurance. Prior to Qeo, Disiere grew the family owned Deep South Insurance into one of the largest Managing General Agent (MGA) companies of its type in the United States.
He also manages business ventures in the oil and gas industry, real estate, aircraft leasing, and agricultural operations in the United States and northeast Asia.
San Marcos Academy which was established in 1905 is a coeducational, college preparatory school located in the Texas Hill country.
San Marcos Academy’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) instilled in Disiere the leadership and discipline skills that serve him well today as the CEO of Qeo Insurance.
Disiere graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Georgia as a 2nd Lieutenant Infantry officer. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant Infantry Officer.
David Disiere served in the Louisiana National Guard for more than 8 years in a Round Out unit to deploy with the 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Disiere is passionate about collecting high grade vintage automobiles ranging from the historically significant motorcars to classic muscle cars to super cars. He has been invited to show at the world famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. You can view his collection at David Disiere Classic Cars.