Ports-to-Plains Alliance Advisory Board Member
City of San Angelo Development Corporation
402 Rio Concho Dr.
San Angelo, TX 76903
T: (325) 234-2500
John Bariou joined the Advisory Board in July 2016 as an appointee of the City of San Angelo Development Corporation’s Board of Directors on which he also currently serves and is one of its past-Presidents.
Mr. Bariou originally came to west Texas’s Goodfellow Air Force Base in 1975, and served our nation as an intelligence analyst for the National Security Agency until reentering civilian life. Following his military service he returned to west Texas with his young family settling in San Angelo, TX in 1979. Here he enjoyed a prosperous career in the engineering and manufacture of executive turbo-prop and jet aircraft, and later municipal cast iron products. Mr. Bariou now assists families with the prearrangement of their death-care needs, representing several funeral homes in San Angelo, Abilene and Haskell, Texas.
John and his twin brother were born in Jersey City, New Jersey and was raised in the New Jersey suburbs of New-York City, just 8 miles from Ground Zero. John found fresh air and friendly people during his youthful summers at a lake in Pennsylvania where his family enjoyed escaping the big city life. West Texas introduced him to wide open spaces as well, so settling “out west” was a natural site selection for raising his own family. John and his wife, Dianna, have three adult married children and a growing collection of grandchildren now numbering 3, with another on the way as of this writing. He is a collector and restoration enthusiast of former military vehicles and serves as Chaplain to a military vehicle hobby-based web-group with over 69,000 members worldwide.
Since his childhood trips between the New York City suburbs and the family’s lake house in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, John has watched our Interstate Highway System be built and connect this great nation beginning with his personal view of Interstate 80. He brings this life-long enthusiasm to the Port-To-Plains initiative, looking forward to its benefits for generations to come.