David Disiere ’70, David is a 1970 graduate of San Marcos Academy. During his 2-1/2 year stay at the Academy, David made his mark in the sports arena. He lettered in three varsity sports – football, basketball and track, and was a member of the “A” Association.
David was quarterback and tri-captain of the football team in 1969-70 and was selected as an All League football player. He was All League Honorable Mention for basketball and was Captain of the basketball team. David was voted Outstanding Athlete of the Year and received the Steve Fordham Award for 1969-70.
David’s accolades and activities were not limited to sports. A member of the JROTC, David received the Best Drilled First Year Cadet Medal in 1968-69. He was a member of Thespians and served as Thespian Clerk during his junior year. He was also named to the Honor Roll during his senior year.
After leaving SMA, David was an active member of the Louisiana National Guard and graduated from Officer Candidate School as a U.S. Army, Infantry 2nd Lieutenant. David holds a M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. In 1973 he established Deep South Insurance Services. Thirty-five years later when David sold the business, it was the largest independent managing general agency for insurance in the U.S., with offices in 10 states. Deep South Holdings/Disiere Holdings, the parent company, employed over 500 people worldwide and holds operations in the U.S., India and China. David continues to own and operate the remainder of his business ventures as the C.E.O. of Disiere Holdings, Limited Partnership. Disiere Holdings is active in oil and gas exploration, production and well service operations, real estate, agriculture, aviation and new automobile dealerships.
David is married to Teresa Disiere. The couple has two sons, Hunter and Taylor. David and Teresa are deeply involved in a number of community and charitable activities across Texas and the nation. He is especially proud of the David and Teresa Disiere Foundation and their involvement with the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas, on which both serve in the Leadership Council. In addition, David is an active member of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, Texas.
David credits much of his success to the lessons in discipline and leadership learned at San Marcos Academy.
Source: induction ceremony speech excerpt