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Partnership Welcomes New and Returning 2022 Board Members

Published Jan 28, 2022 by A.J. Mistretta

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HOUSTON (January 28, 2022) – Members of the Greater Houston Partnership voted to elect new members of the organization’s board of directors at its Annual Meeting held January 28. The Partnership's 140- member board guides the work of the organization and is comprised of leaders from across greater Houston's business community.

The event also marked the first official meeting of the Partnership's 2022 Chair Thad Hill, President and CEO of Calpine Corporation. At the meeting, Hill announced the nomination of Dr. Marc L. Boom, President and CEO of Houston Methodist, as Vice Chair for 2022 and 2023 Chair. This nomination was also approved by the membership. 

Outgoing chair Amy Chronis, Vice Chair and Houston Managing Partner at Deloitte, received the Bob Onstead award for her service in 2022. In addition to the election of new board members, several former members were approved for an additional term of service on the board.

David McClanahan, retired President and CEO of CenterPoint Energy and former chair of the Partnership board, was elected an emeritus director by vote of the membership at the meeting.

For a recap of the Annual Meeting, click here.

2022 New Board Members

  • Tom DeBesse, Region Bank President - Houston North, Wells Fargo
  • Vicki Hollub, President and CEO, Oxy 
  • Isaac Johnson, President and CEO, TDECU
  • Adrian Patterson, Partner and Houston Office Leader, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Daron Peschel, Senior Vice President In Charge, Federal Reserve Bank – Houston Branch
  • Francisco Rivero, EVP Texas Market President, Amerant Bank
  • Thomas Seitz, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Gary Tinterow, Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2022 Returning Board Members 

  • Laura Bellows, CEO and Chairman, W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation
  • John Berger, Founder and CEO, Sunnova
  • Greg Bopp, Managing Partner, Bracewell LLC
  • Ric Campo, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Camden Property Trust
  • Mohamed Denbarno, General Manager, Libyan National Oil Corporation 
  • Jim Fish, Jr., President and CEO, Waste Management
  • Henry Ford, Chief Revenue Officer, Houston Chronicle
  • Stephen Fraga, President, Tejas Office Products, Inc.
  • Brad Freels, Chairman, Midway
  • Steve Green, President, North America Exploration and Production, Chevron
  • Stephen C. Head, Chancellor, Lone Star College
  • Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College System
  • Earl Hesterberg, Jr., President & CEO, Group 1 Automotive Inc.
  • Greg P. Hill, President and COO, World Wide E&P, Hess Corporation
  • Melanie Johnson, President and CEO, Collaborative for Children
  • Renu Khator, Chancellor and President, University of Houston
  • Elizabeth Killinger, President, NRG Retail and Reliant, Reliant, an NRG Company
  • Paul Klotman, President and CEO, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Doug Lawson, President and CEO, CHI Texas Division, CHI St. Luke's Health 
  • David Leebron, President, Rice University 
  • Cesar Maldonado, Chancellor, Houston Community College
  • Bill McKeon, President and CEO, Texas Medical Center 
  • David Milich, CEO - Texas/Oklahoma, UnitedHealthcare 
  • Peter Pisters, President, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 
  • Kevin Roberts, President, Southwest, Transwestern
  • Bill Toomey, President, Houston and Central Texas Region, Truist Bank
  • Ruth Simmons, President, Prairie View A&M University
  • Donna Sims Wilson, President, Kah Capital
  • Steve Stephens, CEO, Amegy
  • Julie Sudduth, Executive Vice President and Regional President, PNC Bank
  • Loic Vivier, Senior Vice President of Performance Derivatives, ExxonMobil Chemical Company 
  • Jay Waring, Chief Operating Officer, Service Corporation International 
  • Andy Waite, Co-President, SCF Partners 
  • Kimberly Warnica, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Marathon Oil Corporation
  • Gretchen Watkins, President, Shell Oil Company

A full list of members of the Partnership Board of Directors can be found here


Greater Houston Partnership 
The Greater Houston Partnership works to make Houston one of the best places to live, work and build a business. As the economic development organization for the region, the Partnership champions growth across 12 counties by bringing together business and civic-minded leaders who are dedicated to the area’s long-term success. Representing more than 900 member organizations and approximately one-fifth of the region’s workforce, the Partnership is the place companies come together to make an impact. Learn more at


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