John Hernandez has over 25 years of experience and is well-versed in 5 industries including Business Strategy, Construction, Entrepreneurship, Wealth Management and Non-Profit Management. His diverse yet distinct experience has enhanced his ability to bring a holistic approach to various aspects of business and professional development.
He has served the Fort Worth community in various capacities in the past 16 years. As a private banker and consultant, he served as a proponent for education, business, community engagement and financial literacy. As the Hispanic Chamber President, he worked diligently with local, county, state and federal elected officials and business organizations in economic development, building capacity, small business & MWBE advocacy, business development and outreach.
John is an alum of Southern Methodist University (SMU) where he earned his MBA in Finance and Strategy. He received his BA in International Trade from Midwestern State University (MSU). During his time at MSU, he was selected to participate in an international internship to study at one of Mexico’s most prestigious private universities, Tecnologico de Monterrey in Chihuahua, Mexico.
He is a native Texan who remains an active member of the academic and business community at large. He has had the honor of serving on several different boards and committees, including Communities in Schools Greater Tarrant County, BoardBuild, Cancer Care Services, Texans Can Academies Board Trustee, Downtown Fort Worth Inc., Visit Fort Worth, LeaderPrime Advisory Committee, FW Minority Business Advisory Committee, Blue Zones Advisory Committee, and has served as an Honorary Commander (Alum) at Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base (NAS/JRB) in Fort Worth, TX.