John W. Mecom, Jr.
Chairman of the Board of The John W. Mecom Company
Mr. Mecom has been involved in the purchase, management and sale of business interests in a variety of industries. He has owned and managed over 500,000 acres of surface and mineral interests throughout the U.S. He has been involved in the purchase, renovation, management and sale of luxury hotels in the U.S., Peru and Mexico. He purchased the New Orleans Saints NFL team in 1967 and sold his interest in 1985. He was also the principal owner of John Gardiner's Tennis Ranch until it was sold in 2011. Currently, Mr. Mecom is engaged primarily in the management of personal investments.