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Company Overview of Greater Houston Partnership

Company Overview

Greater Houston Partnership is a non-profit membership organization that provides economic development services. The organization operates through seven functional divisions: Regional Planning Division that helps in enhancement of business climate through transportation, infrastructure, and environment programs; Regional Issues Division, which focuses on business issues, education, workforce, and quality of life; and Economic Development Division that creates jobs to retain companies and helps in corporate expansions and relocations. Its World Trade Division promotes companies, trade programs, and highlights markets and issues of interest; Government Relations Division lobbies at the local, ...

1200 Smith

Suite 700

Houston, TX 77002

United States

Founded in 1989

Phone:

713-844-3600

Fax:

713-844-0200

Key Executives for Greater Houston Partnership

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Senior Vice President of Member Services Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Greater Houston Partnership Key Developments

Greater Houston Partnership Appoints Bob Pertierra as Senior Vice President and Chief Economic Development Officer

Greater Houston Partnership has hired Bob Pertierra as senior vice president and chief economic development officer. Pertierra, who will begin serving in his new role later this month, will lead GHP's economic development efforts and will oversee GHP's international trade and investment programs. He will assist GHP President Bob Harvey in completing the Opportunity Houston 2.0 $40 million fundraising campaign, which is dedicated to funding GHP's economic development efforts over the next six years. The 2.0 initiative, which was announced a year ago and begins this year, aims to create 450,000 jobs in the region. Pertierra most recently served as a vice president at Metro Atlanta Chamber, which he joined in 2003. He also served eight years as an officer in the U.S. Army and as director of corporate relations for a national nonprofit founded by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. Craig Richard left the chief economic development officer role at GHP to become Greater Louisville Inc.'s new president and CEO a year ago.

Greater Houston Partnership Names Bob Harvey as President and Chief Executive Officer

Greater Houston Partnership named Bob Harvey as its president and chief executive officer. Harvey, who spent six years as vice chairman and executive vice president of Reliant Energy until 2005, will take the reins of the business group. Harvey, a director for the TRC Cos., will follow Jeff Moseley, who left in June after a seven-year tenure.

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