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“As a lifelong Houstonian, I am particularly pleased to be a part of the Partnership and the great work they do for economic growth and development in the City of Houston and surrounding communities.”


Charles McFarland
Attorney, McFarland PLLC

"Becoming a member of the Partnership was one of the best professional decisions I’ve made as a CEO. Even though I’m leading a nonprofit, the ability to cross-pollinate with organizations in various industries is extremely helpful. Interacting and benefiting from the thought leadership in the business community has shown me that they are really tackling the same issues we are facing."


Tracy Weeden, Ed.D.
President & CEO, Neuhaus Education Center

“Greater Houston Partnership, thank you for continuing to be a great resource for information. Very proud to be a member of this organization that so well represents Houston, it's businesses and people.”


Ed Parker
Business Development Manager, Industrial Tax Consulting

"With one of the largest databases of members, [the Partnership] is a wonderful networking resource for me."


Neal Talmadge
BizJournals

"The quality of the programs are top-notched, and because of that, the attendees are top-notched as well. Quality networking is great!"


Anthony Pabillano
PwC

"Businesses who want to get their name out and sales professionals who want to increase their sphere of influence won't find a better organization to connect than GHP."


Lisa Bogany
Workforce Solutions

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Launched in 2018, the Future of Texas program has hosted a number of elected officials including State Senator Joan Huffman (R-Houston), State Representative Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) and State Senator Senfronia Thompson. 

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New Partnership Members in February

3/1/24
The Greater Houston Partnership welcomed 16 new member companies in the month of February. The Partnership works to connect companies with resources, information, and networking opportunities to help increase business while also providing a platform to influence the direction of the region.  New members who joined in the month of February include: ABM: ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include janitorial, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions, and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. Website. Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation: Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that inspires and encourages Black-American girls ages 6 to 21 to consider and pursue S.T.E.M.-related careers by providing long-term support for that goal. Website. British Columbia Trade and Investment Office: British Columbia Trade and Investment Office facilitates foreign investment and enables businesses to successfully expand to and establish a business presence in British Columbia, Canada. Website. CIMSA AMERICAS: CIMSA AMERICAS is a cement company from Turkey. Website. Cohn Reznick: Cohn Reznick is an integrated team of advisory, assurance, and tax professionals who are committed to helping clients optimize performance, manage risk, and maximize stakeholder value. Website. Eni US Operating Co. Inc.: Eni US Operating Co. Inc. is an integrated energy company committed to energy transition. Website. EnLink Midstream: EnLink Midstream (NYSE: ENLC) provides integrated energy infrastructure services for natural gas, crude oil, and NGLs, including gathering and transportation pipelines, processing plants, fractionators, barge, and rail terminals, product storage facilities, and brine disposal wells, as well as CO₂ transportation for carbon capture and sequestration. Website. Faith and Phoenix: Faith and Phoenix is a uniform and workwear solutions manufacturer that aims to enhance an organization's brand image, uplift employee morale, and optimize operational efficiency. Faith and Phoenix blend fashion & function with design & durability. Website. Li Doyle: Li Doyle is an experienced VP with over 25 years of experience in business development, including wholesale, retail, and Energy Services, energy transition, sustainability consulting, on-site solar assessment with PPAs, ESG, and asset management. Website. Lincoln Leadership Advisors: Lincoln Leadership Advisors is a boutique search and talent management firm with capabilities across industries and geographies. Website. PSYCHPLUS: PsychPlus is a mental health care facility headquartered in Houston, TX with a team of licensed psychiatrists and therapists dedicated to evidence-based assessments and diagnosis. Website. Recruiting Source International, LLC: Recruiting Source International (RSI) is a Full-Service Workforce Solutions Firm specializing in Project Management, IT Consultation, and a broad spectrum of Staff Augmentation support. Website. The Coastal Trust: The Coastal Trust, Inc. (TCT) is a 501(c)(3) (pending) dedicated to the restoration and protection of America’s coasts and coastal plains, development of infrastructure, and addressing quality of life issues in coastal communities. TCT offers equitable and affordable access to conservation services and management, technical, and financial assistance for governments and non-profits, focusing on areas of poverty, pollution, and flood vulnerability. Website. Third Coast International: Website. Unicorn Service Solutions, LLC: Unicorn Service Solutions, LLC is a permit project management company, specializing in expediting and obtaining building permits from the City of Houston permit office. Website. Viksnins Harris Padys Malent LLP: Viksins Harris Padys Malent LLP is a property law firm that strategizes on, prepares, and prosecutes patent applications for clients in the fields of life sciences, chemistry, electrical engineering, medical devices, and trademarks. Website. Click here to see the Partnership's Membership Directory.  To learn more about membership with the Greater Houston Partnership click here, or contact membership@l9e1.com.
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2024 Partnership Board Members Discuss Top Priorities, Impact Work

2/15/24
Partnership Week, a multi-day networking and impact-driven experience for Greater Houston Partnership members, concluded with an exclusive event introducing several of the Partnership’s 2024 board members.   In panel discussions, board members delved into their top priorities and revealed what drove them to further their involvement in the Greater Houston Partnership.   Dr. Melanie Johnson, President and CEO of Collaborative for Children, shared that she devotes her time to the Partnership due to its commitment to community betterment and driving economic prosperity in the region. She specifically highlights the organization’s Upskill Houston and One Houston Together initiatives, emphasizing their alignment with her work in ensuring that all children have access to the learning skills necessary for success.  Furthermore, Mario Castillo, Chancellor of Lone Star College, expressed his commitment to advancing Upskill Houston's initiatives. As a first-generation high school and college graduate, he aims to contribute valuable perspective to the Partnership and is dedicated to creating programs tailored to address the specific needs of the region's workforce.  Centered on the theme of providing opportunity for all, Melinda Yee, Houston Managing Partner of Deloitte, highlighted the significant value she sees in the Partnership's ongoing initiatives to strengthen racial equity within the region. Yee expressed that it all comes down to making Houston a great place to live and work for everyone already here.   While education, workforce development and racial equity stand as integral pillars of the Partnership’s mission, the organization also actively works to cultivate an opportunistic landscape, convening local business leaders to foster collaboration and catalyze transformative change within the region.   This was one of the many reasons why Solugen CEO and Co-Founder Gaurab Chakrabarti chose to deepen his engagement in the Partnership. During the organization’s Annual Meeting held last week, Chakrabarti shared that he was able to meet with many business professionals, forging impactful connections that ultimately led to a new partnership for Solugen.   Additionally, Partnership President and CEO Steve Kean and 2024 Partnership Chair Eric Mullins engaged in a fireside chat, summarizing key highlights from their addresses at Annual Meeting.  Kean and Mullins reaffirmed that the driving force behind the Partnership’s impact work in 2024 is expanding opportunity for all Houstonians. This overarching goal encompasses three specific areas of focus including public education, workforce development and mental health.  “There is no better place to be than the Partnership, said Judson Robinson, President and CEO of the Houston Area Urban League. The organization has “some of the brightest people working on the city’s biggest issues.”  The Partnership is pleased to welcome our 2024 class of board members: Mario Castillo, Chancellor​, Lone Star College Denise DeLaune​, VP of Operations USGC & Site Director of Texas  Operations​, Dow, Inc. Randy Fowler​, Director, Co-CEO and CFO​, Enterprise Products Partners LP​ Robert Hilliard Jr.​, CEO​, Legacy Community Health Services Tom Jorden Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President​, Coterra Energy Andy Krieger Senior Vice President Gulf of Mexico and Canada​, bp America Tomikia LeGrande, Ed.D​, President​, Prairie View A&M University Brad Little​, Vice President, Global Head of Professional Services, Google Cloud​ Google Pat Mann Phillips​, Chairman of the Board​, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Nancy Meyer​, Publisher and President​, Houston Chronicle Chad Michael​, President​, TPH&Co. Stephen Morse​, Managing Director & Co-Head of Strategy and Excellence​, Russell Reynolds Associates Kennedy Oates​, Vice President Global Procurement​, Amazon Marty Phillips​, Managing Partner & Founder​, EnCap Investments L.P. Melinda Yee​, Houston Managing Partner​, Deloitte Learn more about the Partnership’s 2024 Board Members.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Greater Houston Partnership (@ghpartnership)
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