GHBA Developer of the Year




Virgil Yoakum - General ManagerVirgil Yoakum

General Manager

Virgil Yoakum was Woodforest's first employee when  he was hired in October 2006. With more than 33 years of experience, he is well-known and well-respected in the Houston real estate market.

He served The Woodlands Development Company for more than 29 years in principal capacities as Vice President of Residential Land Sales and Development and Senior Engineer/Assistant Vice President of Engineering and Construction. Virgil was the company-appointed representative to The Woodlands Community Association and served on a number of boards including The Woodlands Association, The Woodlands Commercial Owners Association, the Town Center Association, the Carlton Woods Association and the East Shore Community Association. In 1995, he was named Marketing Director of the Year–Developer at the prestigious PRISM Awards given by the Greater Houston Builders Association. Virgil is an Eagle Scout and remains active in Friends of Scouting, George Strake District, Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.