Members of the Greater Houston Partnership voted to elect new members of the organization’s board of directors at its Annual Meeting held January 31. The Partnership's 120+ member board guides the work of the Partnership and is comprised of leaders from across Houston's business community.
The event also marked the first official meeting of the Partnership's 2019 chair Scott McClelland, President of H-E-B. At the meeting, McClelland announced the nomination of Bobby Tudor of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. as Vice Chair and Secretary for 2019 and 2020 chair. This nomination was also approved by the membership. Outgoing chair Marc Watts received the Bob Onstead award for his service in 2018. In addition to the election of new board members, several former board members were approved for continuing their service on the board.
A full recap of the Annual Meeting may be found here.
ANNA BABIN, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Houston
LAURA BELLOWS, CEO and Chairman of the Board, W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation
RAFAEL BUSTILLO, Chief Operating Officer, BBVA Compass
ALASDAIR CATHCART, President, Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals
GIUSEPPE COLASURDO, M.D., President, UTHealth
RODNEY COX, Vice President Houston Hub, Airport Operations, United Airlines
TONY COUNCIL, President and CEO, TLC Engineering
LISA DAVIS, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, Siemens
EVELIO FERNANDEZ, Vice President and General Manager, Goya Foods of Texas
BRAD FREELS, Chairman, Midway Companies
STEVE GREEN, President, North America Exploration and Production, Chevron
BOB GWIN, President, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
KATHERINE HATCHER, President and COO, NewQuest Properties
STEPHEN C. HEAD, PH.D., Chancellor, Lone Star College System
ELIZABETH KILLINGER, President, NRG Retail & Reliant
PAUL KLOTMAN, M.D., President and CEO, Baylor College of Medicine
PEGGY KOSTIAL, Senior Managing Director, Energy North America, Accenture
DOUG LAWSON, CEO, CHI St. Luke's Health
DAVID LEEBRON, President, Rice University
COLTER LEWIS, Houston President–Texas Regional President, Northern Trust
BILL MCKEON, President and CEO, Texas Medical Center
DAVID MILICH, CEO –Texas/Oklahoma, UnitedHealthcare
JEFF MILLER, President and CEO, Halliburton
JAY MINCKS, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Insperity
DAVID MIREE, Lead Region President, Texas, Wells Fargo
BOB MORROW, M.D., Southeast Texas Market President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
BOB PATEL, CEO, LyondellBasell Industries
STEVE PASTOR, President Operations, Petroleum, BHP
CARRIN PATMAN, Chair, Metropolitan Transit Authority
PETER PISTERS, M.D., President, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
MIKE PLANK, Chairman and CEO, Plank Companies
REID RYAN, President, Business Operations, Houston Astros Baseball Club
RUTH SIMMONS, Ph.D., President, Prairie View A&M University
DONNA SIMS WILSON, President, Smith Graham & Co., Investment Advisors
CHUCK STOKES, President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System
SAYUN SUKDUANG, President & CEO, ENGIE Resources, Engie North America Inc.
SHEEL TYLE, Founder and CEO, Amplo
TROY VILLARREAL, President, HCA Gulf Coast Division
TAMMI WARFIELD, Houston Managing Director, Microsoft
GRETCHEN WATKINS, President and U.S. Country Chair and Executive Vice President of Unconventionals, Shell Oil Company
BILL YARDLEY, EVP & President, Gas Transmission and Midstream, Enbridge
CINDY YEILDING, SVP, BP America
MICHAEL YOUNG, President, Texas A&M University
Read coverage of the annual meeting and strategic plan in the Houston Business Journal, Houston Chronicle and KUHF. A full list of Partnership Board of Directors can be found here.