David S. Wolff
David Wolff is Chairman and President of Wolff Companies, a Houston-based holding company which manages his activities and investments in real estate development, financial assets, professional sports and agriculture.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Wolff graduated with honors from Amherst College in 1962 and with an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1964. He has served as a Trustee of Amherst College and is presently a Trustee Emeritus. He has been an adviser to the faculty of Harvard Business School in the development of the study of entrepreneurship and was Chairman of his class’s 50th reunion campaign, which raised more money than any other reunion campaign in the school’s history.
He performed his military service with the U.S. Coast Guard and, subsequently, as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy.
David Wolff founded Wolff, Morgan and Company in 1970, which evolved into Wolff Companies in 1985 and has guided the company to its position as Houston’s largest developer of office, business and industrial parks as well as sites for healthcare, hotels, retail and multi-family.
He is a partner in the San Francisco Giants and Oracle Park, San Francisco. His current agricultural interests include a 1,680-acre working cattle ranch in Independence, Texas, which he has operated for 36 years. For 16 years, he owned and oversaw operations for private vineyards in the Napa Valley of California.
During his five decades in Houston, David Wolff has worked on many community endeavors including: the West Houston Association which he co-founded and then chaired for six years; the Houston Parks Board on which he served for 12 years, including two terms as Chairman; the Houston Grand Opera where he was Vice President and Chairman of the Finance Committee; and the Greater Houston Partnership. Mr. Wolff was Chairman of METRO (the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County) from 2004 to 2010.
David and his wife, Mary, have been married for over forty years and have two daughters, two son-in-laws, three granddaughters and two grandsons.