BPE Honorary Alumnus

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Exceptional Award for an Honorary Alumnus

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 Bobby Jenkins

Bobby Jenkins is owner of ABC Home & Commercial Services with offices in Austin, San Antonio, College Station and Corpus Christi.  ABC employs over 680 people and offers a wide variety of services including pest and termite control, lawn care and mowing, landscaping and irrigation, tree trimming, air conditioning and heating, plumbing and electrical, pool cleaning and repair, handyman services, appliance repair, and security system installation and monitoring. Bobby is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in business management.

Bobby is a past chair of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and current chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. He is a past president of both the Texas and National Pest Management Associations and a past chair and current board member of the Better Business Bureau, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse and the Alzheimer’s Association. Bobby currently serves on the Agricultural Development Council and Mays Business School Development Council at Texas A&M University. He is a past chair for Caritas of Austin and has served as a tri-chair for the bond oversight committee with AISD. He the current chair of the American Heart Association and has served as the co-chair for the Heat Walk.  Bobby is a past co-chair for the United Way Annual Campaign and current United Way board member. He is the co-founder and board member of Recognize Good and past chair and current board member of Austin Gives. He currently serves as a trustee for the College For All Texans Foundation and the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation.

Bobby has been married to his wife Jan for 33 years and they have three children; Jessica Pieratt 30, Chelsea 27, and Bo 24.

About the Award

The Exceptional Award for Honorary Alumnus is given to an individual who is not a graduate of Leadership Austin. The selection is made on the basis of lifetime achievement of statesmanship and community service—which epitomizes the highest standards of integrity and servant leadership—while demonstrating a commitment to the core values of Leadership Austin: Community Trusteeship, Inclusiveness, Collaborative Decision-Making, and Personal Responsibility.