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Media Relations

The Greater Houston Partnership is committed to working with local, national and international media to help convey the rich story of Houston. 
We are here to help with stories about the economy, workforce development, public policy, education and much more. Reach out to one of the contacts below to arrange an interview with our experts. 

About the Greater Houston Partnership

Since 1840, the Greater Houston Partnership has strived to make the region the best place to live, work and build a business. The Partnership is the primary business advocate for the Houston region serving 900 member companies who represent one-quarter of the region’s workforce. The Partnership is also the regional economic development organization working to recruit companies interested in expanding or relocating here. Click the link to see recent news and announcements from the Partnership.

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Media Relations

A.J. Mistretta
Vice President, Communications
713-844-3664
amistretta@houston.org

Brina Morales
Senior Manager, Communications
713-844-3640
bmorales@houston.org

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President and CEO: Bob Harvey

Bob Harvey is the President and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership. See his full bio below.

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Board Chair: Thad Hill

Thad Hill is the 2022 Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership. See his full bio below.

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Vice Chair: Marc Boom

Marc Boom is the 2022 Vice Chair and Chair-elect of the Greater Houston Partnership. See his full bio below.

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Expert Analysis

The Partnership has a variety of experts who can discuss:

  • Legislative priorities and public policy issues important to businesses in the Houston region, including flood resiliency, education and transportation (roads, ports)
  • Economic development
  • Houston economic data, industry trends, etc.
  • International trade and investment

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Videos

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Houston Data

You can find the latest data and analysis from the Greater Houston Partnership here. These resources may be used for editorial and publishing purposes.

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Story Ideas

Here are just some of the stories the Partnership can help you tell.

  • Efforts to advance Houston as a great global city in terms of: a strong and diverse economy, ensuring a great quality of life and supporting opportunity for all
  • Flood resiliency and investments in infrastructure designed to protect people and the Greater Houston economy from future storms
  • Why Texas public school funding and quality public education are vital to Houston’s economy and workforce
  • Houston’s biggest trading partners and the opportunities that come from those relationships
  • Houston’s largest industries, and how they affect the region in terms of employment and economic impact
  • Economic and jobs forecast for the coming year

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Houston DiverseCity Summit

The Greater Houston Partnership proudly presents the Houston DiverseCity Summit, an inspiring one-day convening to advance equity and inclusion in the greater Houston region. This gathering of leading professionals will focus on DEI as a business imperative and practical ways businesses can advance progress, improve outcomes, and move from intention to impact. Join the Houston region's business leaders and Talent and DEI executives who will share actionable insights to help you meet business outcomes and stakeholder expectations.    The Summit offers both breakout discussions and keynote speaker content for companies and organizations of all sizes with a focus on successful practices, peer connection, and first-rate resources to help you mature your diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies.   Concurrent Breakout session topics include: The Evolution and Future of ERGs Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are evolving and have a dual mandate to address complex human capital needs and align with business goals. Join us to discuss the heightened importance of employee networks in advancing inclusion now and in the future. How will ERGs deliver on employee needs, provide a return on investment, and retain business relevance and results? Connecting DEI and ESG: Why Inaction is Not an Option Customers, investors, employees, and other stakeholders expect companies to behave ethically and responsibly. What is the connection between environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and what is the risk of inaction? Join us to learn how a strong DEI strategy that includes inclusive growth, human capital management, and supplier diversity supports both ESG commitments and a company’s strategic direction. Rethinking Talent Retention and Advancement for Underrepresented Groups Boston Consulting Group (BCG) will share their latest insights and offer a fresh perspective on strategies to acquire, retain, and advance BIPOC and other underrepresented groups. BCG will also share the key drivers that influence workplace needs and challenge your organization to rethink support and interventions.  A Blueprint for Belonging: How Can We Create Inclusive Culture? In an unpredictable and highly competitive environment, human capital leaders recognize that attracting and retaining the best talent requires concerted action. This robust discussion will highlight both individual and organizational strategies and inspire new ideas about where companies should take bolder action to create inclusive culture, develop inclusive leadership skills, and promote inclusive behavior.  Measuring DEI Progress and Sustaining Momentum  This session focuses on the need to adopt systematic approaches to DEI.  How do leading companies build trust and use accountability, transparency, and DEI analytics to make informed decisions on workforce planning, operating models, business unit goals, and much more? This panel will help you dive deeper into ways to assess the impact of DEI on organizational performance.   Over the course of the Summit, we will explore topics including strategic focus, trust and transparency, aligning ERGs to business priorities, inclusive talent recruitment, advancement, and retention, supplier diversity, and much more. Speakers Include: Derek R. Avery, Ph.D., C.T. Bauer Chair of Inclusive Leadership, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston Marie-Helene Ben Samoun, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group Shea Bible, Director, Corporate Engagement, Catalyst  Arianne D. Dowdell, Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Houston Methodist Hospital Angie Eason, Director, Internal Communications, Houston Region, Comcast Victoria Gutierrez, Chief Merchandising Officer, Sysco Cynthia Hansen, Executive VP and President, Gas Transmission and Midstream; Co-chair Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, Enbridge Mary Miranda, US West DE&I Leader and HR Enablement Leader, EY Tamara Page, Head of Western Hemisphere, Workforce DE&I, bp Ingrid Robinson, President, HMSDC Marty Rodgers, Market Unit Lead - South Region, Accenture Suzanne Skipper, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group Shibu Varghese, SHRM-SCP, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, MD Anderson Aisha Washington, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, HPE     Sponsorship opportunities are now available for companies interested in supporting the event. Individual tickets and tables of 10 are now available. 

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