John A. Barclay III

Many people employed in the insurance industry today find their occupation by accident. I often compare my entry into the insurance business similar to that of a son of a farmer: destined to inherit the family farm. My father, John A. Barclay, started our insurance agency after his return from World War II (my mother was his first employee!). From a young age, our many discussions focused on joining him in the insurance business. With that in mind, I always geared elective high school courses, and my major at The University of Texas, toward the insurance agency direction.

For those fortunate to have known my Dad (a plain speaking, old school, civic minded gentleman with the great ability to judge people when he met them), they would certainly know that he was a very positive force in expanding both my insurance business knowledge and my view of the world. He instilled a desire to serve people and give something back to the town we grew up in. I still appreciate the many common sense musings and values he passed along during our time together, and I continue to do my best to pass them along to my sons.

Education Details
B.B.A. in Insurance from The University of Texas
Austin, Texas, 1976

Professional Experience
The John A Barclay Agency Inc.

  • Producer 1977 – 1988
  • Owner, President 1988 to present

Community Involvement
Austin/Travis County MHMR – New Milestones Foundation

  • Board 1984-1988
  • Chair 1986-1988
  • Foundation Vice-President — 1988-1990

Austin Theater Alliance

  • Board of Directors
  • President 1990-1991
  • Member President’s Cabinet

Salvation Army

  • Advisory Board Member — 1989-2002
  • Treasurer – 1992-1993
  • Chair Finance Committee — 1995
  • Vice Chairman – 1996-1997

Downtown Austin Alliance

  • Secretary 1992-1993
  • Chair 1993-1994
  • Chair Emeritus — 1995

St. David’s Episcopal Church

  • Chair Stewardship Committee 1994,
  • Vestry Member 1995
  • Senior Warden 1996 – 1998
  • Junior Warden – 2010
  • Senior Warden – 2011
  • Chair- Rector Search Committee 2015-2016
  • Chair – St. David’s Church Foundation – 2018

Knights of The Symphony

  • Chancellor of Ceremonies 2015-2017

The University of Texas Chancellor’s Council

  • Executive Committee – 2016 to present

Awards & Recognition
Member, Independent Insurance Agents of Austin