LEADERSHIP

We inspire leaders to identify matters of the highest importance to the long-term future of the greater Houston region, and to collaborate in addressing those challenges for the benefit of all. Are you in?

BUSINESS/CIVIC LEADERSHIP FORUMS

FALL 2017 FORUM
Session I: September 7-9
The Tremont House, Galveston, TX
Session II: October 27-28
The Westin Memorial, Houston, TX

Business/Civic Leadership Forums are conducted twice yearly to build passionate civic leaders as diverse as the region itself, leveraging participants’ business and leadership skills to drive lasting change. For both proven and emerging leaders, our twice yearly Business/Civic Leadership Forums develop a deeper understanding of the challenges in our community, and foster a new sense of responsibility for the future.

Since 2000, we’ve taken nearly 1,000 diverse leaders on learning journeys through the thorniest social issues and the biggest economic hurdles, and built bridges between points of view as diverse as Houston itself. The results are dozens of life-changing community projects — spun off from the Forums — and a cohort of diverse civic entrepreneurs working to build a better region.

CHF Business-Civic Leadership Forum Short Overview-HD from Center for Houston's Future on Vimeo.

Business/Civic Leadership Forum participants are nominated by Forum graduates and vetted by committee.

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Welcome to our Spring 2017 Leadership Forum graduates:

Spring 2017 Leadership Forum Class

Welcome to:
Emily Church
Manager, Office of Development
Texas Children’s Hospital
Iris Cross
Sr. Director, State & Local Affairs
BP America
Susan Dray
Director
NRG Energy, Inc.
Ron Farrow
Director of IT Infrastructure
Port of Houston Authority
Ashlea Graves
Director, Government Relations
Houston ISD
Monika Harris
General Manager, Finance Major Projects
Houston ISD
Hakim Johnson
Houston PGPA Specialist
Chevron
Vicki Johnson
Chief of Staff
The Health Museum
Maura Joyce
Head of School
The Post Oak School
Steve Kesten
Shareholder
BoyarMiller
Robert Kirkland
Sr. Director of Finance
Sysco Corporation
Greg Krafka
Shareholder
Winstead PC
Stephanie Magers
President-Elect-Elect
Junior League of Houston
Brenda Mainwaring
Vice President, Public Affairs
Union Pacific Railroad
Patrice McKinney
Attorney
Lanier Law Firm
Jaqualine McMillan
Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright
Nikki Morgan
Senior Vice President
TDIndustries
Laura Mullervy
Senior Manager, Market Development, Deloitte Tax
Deloitte
Robert Newsom
Director, Enterprise Sales
Comcast
Ben Patton
Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP
Chris Porter
Partner
Yetter Coleman
Carrie Potter
President
The Carrie Potter Group
Sally Ramsay
Senior Vice President
Pierpont
William Ray
Commercial Lending Manager
Amegy Bank
Ariana Sherman
Associate Principal
Houston ISD
Benjamin Shin
Director
Detring Energy Advisors
Courtney Smith
Vice-President of Operations
Galveston Bay Foundation
Stephen Smith
Senior Vice President/Market President
BB&T
Brenda Stardig
Council Member, District A
City of Houston
Debra Stewart
Director SD/WDI/DO
Shell Oil Company
Frank Wilson
Sr. VP of Finance & Administration
HoustonFirst Corporation
John Young
Director
Wells Fargo Securities

Customized Forums

In order to orient and educate leaders on the history, demographics, and possible future of our region, the Passport Houston presentation was created. This presentation gives the audience an understanding of the historical framework of our region from inception to present day and the relevance to the audience’s/company’s strategic direction and position in the region.

60 minute Option: Content includes a graphic map of how greater Houston developed from its founding in 1836 by the Allen Brothers to the 21st Century, with milestones on such topics as healthcare, transportation, arts, industry, sports, education and philanthropy.

Extended Option: Three-part presentation includes the following:

graphic map presentation of how greater Houston developed from its founding in 1836 by the Allen Brothers to the 21st Century, with milestones on such topics as healthcare, transportation, arts, industry, sports, education and philanthropy

findings from survey research to explore the transformations from the oil-boom collapse in the 1980’s to Houston’s finding itself in the midst of a knowledge-based, global economy and demographic revolution and opportunities that lie ahead.  (Content is provided by the Kinder Institute at Rice University.)

Scenarios 2040 videos, Learning to Live and Playing to Win, a look at our possible future. Scenarios 2040 is the largest public-interest, business-led regional scenario planning project in the country, based on rigorous research, analysis and community feedback. More vivid and dynamic than forecasting or visioning, scenario planning creates plausible stories of our future that serve as a powerful strategic tool to help clarify the critical choices we must make today to ensure the health and prosperity of our region tomorrow. Viewed by more than 5000 people to-date.

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FEATURED EVENT

November 2, 2017
Dinner and Conversation Featuring Donald E. Graham
Join us for a night of celebration and insightful conversation! This year, November’s Dinner & Conversation will kick off the Center’s year-long focus on immigration.

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