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developer , executive , real estate

Michael Louis Finley, Real estate developer, gas and oil industry executive. Recipient Outstanding Project award Nacogdoches Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1986; named Outstanding Jaycee, Nacogdoches Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1980, Ambassador, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1991; named owner of Top 500 United States Restaurant, Hospitality Magazine, 1990, Outstanding Alumni Alpha Tau Omega, 1994.


Finley, Michael Louis was born on April 1, 1951 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Louis Grey and Virginia Kathryn (Hoch) Finley.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1974.


Partner, Beasley-Finley Construction, Houston, 1974-1976; founder, president, Westfield Woodcraft Inc., Houston, 1976-1978; founder, president, Nacoma Design & Millwork, Inc., Nacogdoches, Texas, 1978-1988; founder, president, Nacogdoches Oil & Gas Inc., since 1987; founder, president, The Californian Restaurant, Inc., Nacogdoches, 1988-1991; owner, Finley Development, Nacogdoches, since 1987. Board directors East Texas Data Systems, Nacogdoches. Member Nacogdoches Board Realtors, 1978-1986.


Co-founder, chairman Nacogdoches Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Charity Rodeo, since 1980, director steering committee. Board directors Nacogdoches Boys and Girls Club, since 1992, vice president (local board directors, regional corporation board directors 1994-1995). Member Leadership Nacogdoches Committee, 1992.

Board directors Deep EAst Texas Boys & Girls Club. Member National Restaurant Association, Texas Society Archaeology, Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: archaeology, boating, camping, softball.


Married Patti Peterson Dunn, October 30, 1976 (divorced April 1980). 1 child, Jaime Nicole. Married Donna Kay Sims, April 30, 1983.

Children: Sean Michael, Lindsey Kathryn.

Louis Grey Finley

Virginia Kathryn (Hoch) Finley

Donna Kay Sims

Patti Peterson Dunn

Jaime Nicole Finley

Sean Michael Finley

Lindsey Kathryn Finley