Katie Pryor is the chief development officer and senior vice president of the Member Engagement Division of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston region’s principal business organization. In this capacity, she oversees membership development and retention, business and professional development programs, major events, sponsorships and episodic fundraising campaigns. She also serves as the staff liaison to the Partnership Membership and Nominating Committees.
Since joining the Greater Houston Partnership in 2020, Pryor has worked to develop innovative member focused activities to increase member involvement, enhance services and member experiences and bring additional funds into the organization.
Pryor previously served as executive director and senior vice president of the American Heart Association (AHA), Greater Houston. There, her areas of responsibility included managing the local Board of Directors, participating on the senior leadership team for SouthWest (6 state) Region and working on major national and local initiatives. Pryor also managed a local portfolio of six- and seven-figure individual and corporate donors and served as executive lead for all healthcare system relationships. She also served in a number of local and national roles through her tenure at the AHA, including leading the strategic development of an individual giving program throughout the SouthWest Region in her role as vice president of the Mission Advancement department.
Pryor majored in Public Relations and minored in English at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She is married to Ryan Pryor, vice president at KLP Commercial - Construction Supply. They are proud parents of two, son Lawson and daughter Leighton. Katie enjoys traveling with family, health and wellness (including hiking, yoga, cycling), cooking, music and family friendly activities.