Stephen F. Austin State University

Mr. Herman Wright, Jr.

Herman Wright Jr. is a successful entrepreneur with a 20+ year history in business. He has managed marketing, sales, and communication operations for five companies with operations across the USA. In 1993, his sales organization in Austin, TX was honored as one of the top five sales forces in America by Sales and Marketing Management Magazine.

His corporate achievements most notably include leadership of a subsidiary of Health Net of California from 2003 to 2005. As Chief Marketing Officer of Amerigroup Corporation he was part of a leadership team that took a start-up company to the New York Stock Exchange in 2003. In 2005 he was featured in Diversity Inc. Magazine.

After his corporate career, Herman became a rancher on his family's 400 acre cattle ranch in Mount Union, Texas. The ranch has been in his family since 1874 and was honored by the state of Texas for its 100 year legacy of family ownership.

Herman produced a 2005 film The Long Black Line, which was a finalist at the Boomtown Film Festival in Beaumont, Texas in 2008. In 2007 Herman formed a non-profit organization which since 2007 has raised funding for historic building preservation and for school curriculums in American history.