2015 Soirée

The Greater Houston Partnership's Soirée is an annual gala showcasing the Houston region as a center of commerce, influence, arts and culture. Attended by more than 600 of Houston's dignitaries, consular corps and community-minded business leaders, Soirée offers a night of entertainment, culinary delights, and a world-class silent auction.

This year, Soirée will shine a light on an issue that greatly impacts our region: workforce development. Designed to address this issue, the Partnership's UpSkill Houston initiative is an innovative blueprint for leaders to build a quality middle-skills workforce to remain competitive across the globe. Join us for this unforgettable event and opportunity to support our region's future success!

Have questions? Contact:

Kristin Culwell

kculwell@houston.org | 713-844-3694

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The Silent Auction

We invite you to take part in supporting the 2015 Soirée with a generous donation of merchandise or a gift certificate to our silent auction.

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Committees

Honorary Chair

Dan Gilbane
Gilbane Building Company

Chair

Annette Monks
Carlton Staffing/Carltech

Vice Chair

Crystal Ashby

Sponsorship Chair

Laura Lewis
Superior Energy

 

Silent Auction Chair

Syndy Gold
Level 3 Communications

Host Committee Chair

Leisa Holland-Nelson
ContentActive, LLC

Committee

Susan Asimakis
Greater Houston Partnership

GinaRenee Autrey
Gilbane Building Company

Terry Berry
Vision Production Group

Mickey Blake
Marketability AIA

Kristin Culwell
Greater Houston Partnership

Allison Esenkova
100 Year Starship

Amanda Evans
BB&T Wealth

Karyn Guerrero
Page

Marie Guillot
Transearch

Megan Henderson
Carino's Catering

Leisa Holland-Nelson
ContentActive, LLC

Stephen Horton
Carlton Staffing/Carltech

Karen Love
PKF

Shelley McIntyre
Carlton Staffing/Carltech

Janiece Peters
Build Houston Magazine

Ramit Plushnik-Masti
Houston Forensic Science Center, Inc.

Jackie Pool
Carlton Staffing/Carltech

Vienda Velasquez
Greater Houston Partnership

Christie Williams
Vision Production Group

Caresse Young
Houston Forensic Science Center, Inc.

Chair

Leisa Holland-Nelson
ContentActive, LLC

Committee

Crystal Ashby

Donna Baker
Clear Channel Outdoor - Houston Division

Chree Boydstun
Legacy Community Health

Katy Caldwell
Legacy Community Health

Albert Chao
Westlake Chemical Corporation

Loretta Cross
Stout Risus Ross

Charles Foster
Foster LLP

Roland Garcia
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Bob Harvey
Greater Houston Partnership

Paula W. Hinton
Winston & Strawn LLP

Badar Khan
Direct Energy

Elizabeth Killinger
Reliant, an NRG Company

Laura E. Lewis
Superior Energy Services

Janiece Longoria
Port of Houston Authority

Karen Love
PKF Texas

Gina Luna
JPMorgan Chase

David McClanahan
Retired from CenterPoint Energy

Scott McClelland
H-E-B

Susan McEldoon
KHOU-TV LP

Annette Monks
Carlton Staffing

Mary Ryder
Cadence Bank

Manolo Sánchez
BBVA

Cindy Taylor
Oil States International, Inc.

William J. Toomey II
BB&T