November 3, 2015: Robert and Laurie Lozano
Robert Lozano, Owner and Operator of American Dairy Queen
Robert Lozano has been a franchise owner and operator of American Dairy Queen since 1987. He is responsible for all business aspects including daily operations, marketing, site acquisition, construction, team building and training. Lozano's DQs are direct license stores from American Dairy Queen, which is a Berkshire Hathaway Company. His companies employ over 650 fellow Texans in forty (40) franchised DQ locations. In 1996, Lozano also became a Managing Partner of R&L Lozano Leasing Ltd. He directs and oversees acquisition, leasing, and management of numerous real estate investments, primarily in South Texas.
In 1996, Lozano co-founded the Lozano Foundation. In 2002, he was a founding member for the Good Samaritan Community Services – RGV. Lozano was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank Dallas, San Antonio Branch. He has also been the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Greater State Bank for several years now. Lozano is on the Board of Directors and the incoming Chairman for the McAllen Economic Development Council and is a Board Member of the Texas Dairy Queen Operators Council. He has been a Charitable Contributor to Driscoll Children’s Hospital for over 25 years.
Lozano was on the Former Board of Directors for the Alamo Bank of Texas and for International Bank of Commerce. Additionally, he has previously served as president of the following organizations:
- Texas Dairy Queen Operators Council
- Pharr Chamber of Commerce
- McAllen Chamber of Commerce
- Rio Grande Valley Partnership Chamber of Commerce
He is also a past member of:
- American Dairy Queen Project Octane Committee
- Holy Spirit Catholic Church Men’s ACT
- Rotarian of the Pharr, Texas Rotary Club.
Lozano graduated with a B.B.A in Computer Information Systems from Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University).
Laurie Lozano, Owner and Operator of American Dairy Queen
Laurie Lozano, along with her husband Robert, is a franchise owner and operator of American Dairy Queen. She has previously served on the Board for the Texas Commission of the Arts and recently finished serving as President of the International Women’s Board at UTPA. She continues her involvement in this organization as well as various civic organizations in the community.
Lozano is a native of Premont, Texas. The Lozanos have two children, Lensda Lee (1988) and Robert Agustin (1992). The family are active members of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church.