Educated at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas, John Speer was a student of accounting. He graduated with a bachelor of business administration from TAMU. In addition, John Speer graduated with a master of business administration.
Since April of 2010, John Speer has served as the managing director of Withers Energy, a company in the oil and gas industry. The company’s headquarters are located in Cypress, Texas. He is also a member of the Real Estate Roundtable at TAMU’s Mays Business School, and serves on the Dean’s Development Council at the business school. In 2004, John Speer was honored by being name Outstanding Alumnus of the Mays Business School.
Outside the professional arena, Mr. Speer is an outdoorsman, and enjoys fishing and hunting. In addition, he is invested in giving back to the community of Houston, Texas. He supports a number of local charities as well as institutions dedicated to the arts. These organizations range from Houston Children Charities and the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation to the Houston Symphony and the Houston Grand Opera.