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2013 ANNUAL REPORT


LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN DAVID MCCLANAHAN 2013 GHP Chairman President and CEO, CenterPoint Energy Houstonians have a history of not only imagining great things but rolling up their sleeves and making them happen. Since our founding 25 years ago, the Greater Houston Partnership has played an important role in the incredible success of our great city. When I became chairman in January 2013, the leadership at the Partnership was already thinking about the next 25 years and how we could make an even larger impact. Knowing that the future we imagine would require hard work and an intentional focus, we began by identifying the issues most important to our region. Some of these issues flowed directly from our recent success; others were long-term challenges of the type often associated with major urban centers. Job creation and retention are key components of making Houston the best place to live, work and build a business. In 2013, GHP’s Economic Development team assisted 33 successful projects, which led to the creation of almost 28,000 jobs and over $4 billion in capital investments. To help drive economic development strategies for the next six years, the Partnership’s Opportunity Houston 2.0 campaign raised $21 million in just over 12 months. It was also a successful year for public policy. The Partnership worked alongside state legislators to achieve major gains in the 83rd Legislative Session in Austin. Key accomplishments included restoring $3.6 billion for public education, securing the extension and funding for the state’s economic development incentives, and achieving $2 billion in funding for the State Water Plan and $850 million in annual funding for TxDOT, plus an additional $1.2 billion per year in highway funding if approved by voters in November 2014.

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As part of our reimagining of Houston and the Partnership, we also focused on bringing together business leaders from across the region to address issues affecting our future. The first is a need for an increased supply of skilled workers to meet future employer needs. In response, the Partnership launched the Regional Workforce Development Task Force last May to convene regional leaders in addressing this issue. This group is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between business, educational institutions and social service organizations – bringing the right people to the table to solve this challenge. We also convened the region’s leaders to take a look at another impediment to growth – Houston’s image around the country and the world. The Houston Image Task Force brought together visionaries and communicators from around the area to take a look at both internal and external perceptions of Houston. The task force worked to create a new “brand image” for Houston – not only to be used in GHP’s economic development and talent attraction efforts, but to serve as a guide for other entities to utilize with the goal to present one, cohesive image to the world. I want to thank our Members for your ongoing support of the Partnership. We reached a record level of new Member and total dues revenue in 2013. Committees and Task Forces, ably led by a dedicated group of committee chairs, focused their energies on making a difference and succeeded. It has been a busy year. When we imagined Houston’s future, we weren’t just thinking of 2013; we were, and still are, imagining the long-term future of our region. As we enter our 25th anniversary year, the Partnership is committed, now more than ever, to making Houston the best place to live, work and build a business.


LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

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BOB HARVEY President and CEO Greater Houston Partnership This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Greater Houston Partnership and our work in making Houston a great place to live, work and build a business. As Houston has enjoyed the recent period of incredible growth and success, the Partnership has been at the center of it all, working to create jobs and advocating for a positive business environment that is conducive to growth. But, we also know that what got us here won’t be enough to drive success for the next 25 years. Houston’s growth and trend lines simply demand more – and GHP is committed to Houston’s next phase of success. It is a very exciting time for the Partnership. Over the last 16 months, with the Board’s direction and input, we’ve been collecting and analyzing new data about our region. As we begin our 25th anniversary celebration, we must embrace our mission in a bold new way. Just as Houston is evolving in monumental ways, the Partnership must approach our work in equally bold terms. Based on our analysis of the data, coupled with conversations with leaders across the spectrum, we believe that the Partnership is wellpositioned to tackle the region’s most pressing issues by working closely with other stakeholders equally committed to the region’s success.

This means intentional, strategic leadership agendas designed to move our community forward. This means additional work to bring the entire community together to collaborate and solve major issues that are impediments to growth. This also means new Member engagement opportunities focused on delivering what you want and need. In 2014, the Partnership will introduce ten new business Councils centered on important regional issues including energy, transportation, quality of life, and economic development. These Councils are tailored to provide a platform for information sharing and business development. The Partnership has a long history of innovating to meet Houston’s needs. Indeed, 25 years ago, the business community brought together the Greater Houston Chamber of Commerce, the Houston Economic Development Council and the Houston World Trade Association in order to work smarter and drive the regional economy. The results of this merger, and your hard work have made Houston the most enviable major metropolitan area in the country. It’s an exciting time to be a Houstonian, and it’s a great time to be part of the Greater Houston Partnership.

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MOVING FORWARD 25 YEARS: HOUSTON THEN AND NOW “HOUSTON IS UNSTOPPABLE” – T H E AT L A N T I C , 5 / 2 8 / 2 0 1 3

“AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT GLOBAL CITY”

In an entrepreneurial, self-reliant region like Houston, 25 years is a lifetime. With the formation of the Greater Houston Partnership in 1989, Houston’s business leaders formally united the efforts of the Greater Houston Chamber of Commerce, Houston World Trade Association and Houston Economic Development Council, creating a comprehensive organization focused on making an impact on the community. Since then, Houston has enjoyed a meteoric rise. By all measures, Houston has weathered the ups and downs of the global economy, even the worst downturn since the Great Depression, with an unparalleled resilience.

– FORBES, 9/23/2013

“HOUSTON TOP DESTINATIONS TO VISIT IN THE WORLD” – NEW YORK TIMES, 1/11/2013

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Houston has received a lot of praise recently, and the accolades are well-deserved. Our recovery from the recession has been unparalleled, as we’ve added two jobs for every one lost in the recession. Houston is now the country’s leading goods exporter, passing New York City for the first time. Pair these economic gains with an excellent quality of life—including our highly acclaimed culinary and arts scene—and it is easy to see why Houston’s star is on the rise.

HOUSTON REGION: THEN AND NOW

1989

TODAY

Metro Population

3,580,800

6,302,220 (YE 2013 est.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment

1,600,700

2,833,200 (YE 2013 est.)

126 Million

237.8 Million (2011)

23,754,904

50,604,423 (12 months ending November 2013)

$105.3 Billion

$449.4 Billion (2012)

57

92

Port of Houston Tonnage Airport System Passengers Gross Regional Product Consulates


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BASED ON THE LATEST DATA TRENDS, THE GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP FORECASTS HOUSTON’S “NEW NORMAL” YEAR AS FEATURING: P O P U L AT I O N :

E M P LOY M E N T :

625,000 M O R E R E S I D E N T S

65,000 NEW JOBS

325,000 A D D I T I O N A L J O B S

FOREIGN TRADE:

30,000 SINGLE FAMILY, 12,000 MULTI-FAMILY HOMES $250 BILLION INCREASE

50+ MILLION PASSENGERS

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BASED ON THESE NEW NORMS, IN 2019 HOUSTON WILL HAVE . . .

125,000 NEW RESIDENTS

H O U S I N G S TA R T S :

AIR TRAFFIC:

Houston’s economic success has led to us becoming a great global city. A city with a robust economy and quality of life, that is interconnected with other leading international metros.

150,000 N E W S I N G L E - F A M I LY H O M E S 60,000

N E W A PA R T M E N T U N I T S

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MOVING FORWARD LEADING HOUSTON

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As leaders of Houston’s business community, members of the Greater Houston Partnership seek to make Houston the best place to live, work and build a business. The best, not only among our peers here in the U.S., but around the world. To propel Houston to this exclusive echelon of global cities, Houston’s business community must lead the way, tackling our region’s top issues in an intentional, strategic fashion.

With support from McKinsey and Company, the Partnership completed a study to look at our organization and to assess how our work aligns with Houston’s economy and the region’s needs. After meeting with regional leaders and considering McKinsey’s input, GHP established nine priorities that will have an exponential impact on the region.

HOUSTON’S IMPERATIVES:

EXTEND LEADERSHIP AS THE PREEMINENT GLOBAL ENERGY HUB

DIVERSIFY INTO NEW GROWTH CLUSTERS

EXPAND POSITION AS A GLOBAL TRADING AND LOGISTICS HUB

DEVELOP, ATTRACT, AND RETAIN TALENT

Houston has enjoyed incredible success, and the Greater Houston Partnership has played an important role, working to create jobs and advocating for a positive business environment that is conducive to growth and prosperity.

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ADDRESS CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES

ACCELERATE PROGRESS IN MAKING HOUSTON AN EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE PLACE TO LIVE

PROMOTE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

ENHANCE HOUSTON’S IMAGE WITH KEY AUDIENCES

This is an exciting time for Houston and for the Partnership. Success in these areas will define the region for the next 25 years.

ENSURE INCLUSIVITY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL


“While most entities in our area – 5 municipalities, counties, educational institutions, businesses and nonprofits – enjoy strong leadership, there is no regional institution leading the charge to bring these minds together to address tomorrow’s challenges today… the Greater Houston Partnership [is] committed to lead this conversation.” – D AV I D M C C L A N A H A N A N D B O B H A R V E Y, OPINION PIECE, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, M AY 1 1 , 2 0 1 3

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GHP IN FOCUS

BOB HARVEY ANNOUNCES THE NEW REGIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM GHP, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS GOVERNOR’S OFFICE AND HOUSTON AIRPORT SYSTEM CELEBRATE AIR CHINA’S NEW NONSTOP SERVICES BETWEEN HOUSTON AND BEIJING. GHP HOSTS SECRETARY OF COMMERCE PENNY PRITZKER AT THE PORT OF HOUSTON.

DAVID M C CLANAHAN AND TONY CHASE AT THE 2013 ANNUAL MEETING.

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GOVERNOR RICK PERRY DELIVERS THE 2013 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS IN HOUSTON.

DAVID M C CLANAHAN, BOB HARVEY, LILYANNE M C CLEAN AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE SYLVESTER TURNER AT GHP’S TEXAS STATE REGIONAL DELEGATION DINNER.


GHP IN FOCUS

BOB HARVEY, TEXAS SPEAKER JOE STRAUS AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSTON DELEGATION URGE TEXANS TO VOTE YES FOR PROPOSITION 6.

HOUSTON MAYOR ANNISE PARKER SPEAKS AT GHP’S STATE OF CYBERSECURITY EVENT.

DRAYTON M C LANE JR., JEFF IMMELT, DARRYL WILSON, DAVID M C CLANAHAN AND BOB HARVEY ANNOUNCE GE’S $3 MILLION INVESTMENT IN GHP’S OPPORTUNITY HOUSTON PROGRAM.

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PATRICK JANKOWSKI UNVEILS GHP’S 2014 JOBS FORECAST AT THE GHP’S HOUSTON REGION ECONOMIC OUTLOOK EVENT.

SOIRÉE COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP, ALLISON ESENKOVA, KAREN LOVE, LEISA HOLLAND-NELSON AND CINDY TAYLOR, AT SOIRÉE, GHP’S ANNUAL GALA.

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REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT DISTRIBUTION BY INDUSTRY

In 2013, the Greater Houston Partnership’s Economic Development team assisted 33 companies with expansion and/or relocation within the Houston region, resulting in the creation of 27,788 jobs and $4.016 billion in capital investment.

THE ANNOUNCED PROJECTS REPRESENT A $4.537 BILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE REGION.

ENERGY RELATED 7 HEADQUARTERS PROJECTS 2

MEDICAL/ BIOTECHNOLOGY 2

MANUFACTURING 18

DISTRIBUTION/ LOGISTICS 1

33 ANNOUNCED TOTAL PROJECTS

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 2 ADVANCED MANUFACTURING 1

Representatives from Toshiba International Corporation, Harris County, and the Partnership participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the expansion of Toshiba’s Houston-area control plant.

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2013 ANNOUNCED PROJECTS CLUSTER

JOBS CREATED

JOBS MAINTAINED

INDIRECT JOBS

TOTAL JOBS

CAPITAL INVESTMENT (IN $ MILLIONS)

Company Confidential - Project Traffic

Advanced Manufacturing

77

0

54

131

3.5

ALDI Grocery

COMPANY NAME

Distribution and Logistics

150

0

105

255

44

Apache Corporation

Energy

500

0

618

1,118

27

Aramco Services Company

Energy

100

25

311

436

36

Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

Energy

1,752

800

3,152

5,704

662

Concho Resources, Inc.

Energy

45

0

96

141

1

DSME Offshore Engineering Co.

Energy

300

0

377

677

6.5

Ecopetrol America Inc.

Energy

28

0

134

162

3.2

Samsung Engineering America

Energy

200

0

251

451

14.3

0

259

469

6.7

Layne Christensen

Headquarters

210

Mattress Firm, Inc.

Headquarters

254

0

314

568

10

Alpha Olefin Chemical Company, LLC

Manufacturing

55

0

574

629

496

Ascend Performance Materials

Manufacturing

100

0

1,043

1,143

1.2 billion

Atlas Tubular LP

Manufacturing

100

0

272

372

19.2

Ball Corporation

Manufacturing

50

150

491

691

60

Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US Inc.

Manufacturing

250

0

679

929

148

Celanese Chemicals

Manufacturing

50

0

391

441

500

Goodman Manufacturing

Manufacturing

167

668

414

1,249

18.8

Igloo Products Corp

Manufacturing

250

0

483

733

1.8

Jinsung American Corporation

Manufacturing

175

0

338

513

45

Kuraray America, Inc.

Manufacturing

107

0

829

936

300

Linde North America

Manufacturing

0

73

337

410

200

Lub Line

Manufacturing

30

0

91

121

65

Powell Electrical Systems, Inc.

Manufacturing

0

323

673

996

28

Rich Products Corporation

Manufacturing

400

0

666

1,066

40

SB International, Inc.

Manufacturing

120

0

136

256

18

Toshiba K

Manufacturing

250

250

1,355

1,855

9.6

Treadwright

Manufacturing

25

0

51

76

0.6

Valerus Compression Services, LP

Manufacturing

0

340

1,202

1,542

10

Cyberonics, Inc.

Medical & Biotechnology

0

317

855

1,172

9

Naturex

Medical & Biotechnology

45

0

92

137

15

BB&T

Professional Services

30

0

37

67

10

Geico

Professional Services

Totals

1,000

0

1,342

2,342

8

6,820

2,946

18,022

27,788

24.7 Billion

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GHP EXCEEDED ITS JOB CREATION AND RETENTION GOAL IN 2013— equivalent to 27,788 jobs. The largest contributor to the goal was the manufacturing industry, responsible for 2,129 direct new jobs, 1,804 direct retained jobs and 10,025 indirect jobs for a total of 13,958 jobs.

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INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AND TRADE As an epicenter of international business, Houston’s global focus is one of its greatest assets. 437 Houston-based companies report having offices abroad in 141 countries around the world. Furthermore, 3,417 Houston-area companies report doing business overseas with 752 Houston-area firms reporting foreign ownership. In 2013, the Partnership worked across the globe promoting Houston as a premier destination for international business. GHP’s International Investment and Trade team works with allies from Beijing to Istanbul, and from São Paulo to Düsseldorf, to create jobs, attract investment, and expand trade in the Houston region. In 2013, GHP hosted more than 150 inbound business and government delegations from 44 countries, including the Prime Minister of the Netherlands and the Ambassadors of Colombia, Kazakhstan, and Oman.

EUROPEAN UNION

GHP hosted a roundtable discussion with European Commissioner for Energy, Mr. Günther H. Oettinger. Participants discussed future EU policy on shale operations and US-EU trade negotiations as well as overall US-EU energy cooperation.

COLOMBIA

Along with the Government of Colombia, GHP hosted a private breakfast with the Ambassador of Colombia to the US, Carlos Urrutia, and a small group of GHP Members. Ambassador Urrutia also participated in GHP’s Coffee with the Consuls featuring The Honorable Sandra Rubio, Consul General of Colombia.

The Partnership also led trade and investment missions to Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Poland, and South Korea. These missions successfully developed leads and prospects for investment and trade, promoted strong commercial ties and built business alliances with foreign governments, business leaders, and chambers of commerce. Furthermore, GHP conducted close to 200 business briefings worldwide, created 467 trade matches between local and foreign companies and helped 30 new international entities open offices and establish operations in the Houston region. 2013 international economic development projects culminated in more than $465.5 million in capital investment and the creation of 585 jobs.

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BRAZIL

As Houston’s 4th largest trade partner, Brazil’s booming industrial and services sectors provide a wealth of investment and trade opportunities for Houston. To capitalize on this potential, GHP launched a new contract with São Paulo-based consulting firm Orbiz to identify and facilitate investment opportunities for Brazilian and Houston companies.


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NETHERLANDS

GHP leadership welcomed the Netherlands/Flanders Economic Mission to Texas. The Mission was headed by Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte and Minister-President of Flanders, Kris Peeters with the purpose of promoting bilateral trading opportunities in the oil & gas, chemistry, port cooperation, and smart grids sectors. CHINA

GHP organized a mission to Beijing with the City of Houston and the Houston Airport System to welcome a new, non-stop passenger flight service from Beijing to Houston in July 2013. GHP also led a mission in September to Shanghai, Beijing and Xiamen for the 17th China International Fair for Investment & Trade.

TURKEY IVORY COAST

GHP hosted a high-level delegation from Ivory Coast led by the Honorable Moussa Dosso, Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Professional Training for the Republic of Ivory Coast. GHP Members met with potential trading partners from Ivory Coast in the following fields: energy and industry development; infrastructure and transport; agriculture; and health and education.

GHP co-hosted the Houston-Turkey Business Conference, organized in conjunction with the visit of Turkish Economy Minister His Excellency Zafer Çag˘layan, who led a trade delegation from Turkey to commemorate Turkish Airlines’ non-stop Istanbul-Houston inaugural flight in April 2013. There were more than 300 attendees and 142 trade matches between Houston companies and the Turkish delegation.

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MARKETING THE HOUSTON REGION

BUSINESS & CONSULTANT OUTREACH • MISSIONS & TRADE SHOWS • EARNED MEDIA & MARKETING

Through the Opportunity Houston program, the Partnership markets the Houston region to create jobs and increase investment. In 2013, Opportunity Houston helped drive more than 3,500 suspects into the economic development pipeline and converted 93 to sales projects. The Houston Digital Ambassador program generated more than 27,000 post impressions in 2013.

GHP hosted journalists from seven countries for a tour of Houston export highlights including Kateon Natie’s distribution center in LaPorte.

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The Partnership hosted a group of site consultants for a culinary and arts tour of Houston.


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Opportunity Houston magazine highlighted what’s driving innovation in Houston.

GHP’s new promotional video, Discover Houston, touted Houston’s economic climate and livability to more than 3,000 viewers and counting.

The Atlantic’s portrayal of Houston as a job creating juggernaut was repurposed as an infographic and relaunched to media generating $1.6 million in earned media.

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Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Joe Straus, speaks at GHP’s State of Water event.

OVERVIEW What does it really mean to be the voice of the region’s business community? Put simply, it means thinking about the region’s needs, identifying them, and determining the best course of action. GHP’s policy goals are consistent with the organization’s commitment to promoting efficient and effective government. Texas still enjoys an earned reputation for maintaining a good balance between the public and private sectors, but continuous improvement is key, particularly in light of the combined activities of local, state and federal governments. In 2013, the Public Policy Division worked with business leaders, partners and other stakeholder groups to make a positive impact on legislation and regulations at all levels of government. Our top priorities focused on education, health care, energy, transportation, and improving quality of life throughout the region.

LOCAL GHP works closely with city, county, and many other officials on the issues affecting the region. This year, our key local issues included education, transportation, and quality of life. We supported and remained involved in execution of the 2012 bonds for parks, HCC, HISD, and METRO. We also partnered with our regional school districts and community colleges to tackle Houston’s workforce development challenges.

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Regarding transportation, we supported METRO’s Uptown Transit Project, which will improve mobility in the Galleria area, and we are actively involved in METRO's Reimagining Study. GHP continued efforts to preserve, protect and promote the Port of Houston. Dredging and infrastructure development of the Port of Houston and other regional ports is critical for the region’s global economic success—as well as for improving the profile of the port at the state level.

STATE The State Legislative Session began on January 8, 2013, and the third special session ended on August 31, 2013. GHP’s top priorities included multiple funding priorities, protecting the energy sector, and, importantly, keeping Houston’s voice ever-present in Austin.

Mayor Annise Parker delivers the 2013 annual State of the City addresss to the Partnership.

Funding issues are among the most complicated and, to do well, an organization must work effectively with lawmakers, strategic partners and stakeholder groups. All told, our region worked well together, and GHP achieved virtually all of its goals.

GHP State of Transportation expert panelists: Colonel Len Waterworth of Port of Houston Authority, Tom Lambert of METRO, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, State Representative Allen Fletcher, and Tim Lomax of TTI.


THE PARTNERSHIP PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN ADVANCING KEY PRIORITIES FOR THE HOUSTON REGION, INCLUDING:  Extending the

Chapter 313 economic development program; securing $57.2 million for the Emerging Technology Fund and $120 million for the Texas Enterprise Fund

TxDOT and creating a 2014 referendum that, if approved by voters, will add a minimum of $1.2 billion to the State Highway Fund  Securing passage of

 Providing a franchise

tax exemption to businesses with up to $1 million in annual revenue  Allocating $2 billion for

the State Water Plan  Restoring $3.6 billion for

public education  Securing a 45 percent

increase (or $30 million) in graduate medical education, bringing the total allocated to $97 million  Securing $850 million

in increased funding for

HB 200, which will allow for development of over 100 miles of new trails throughout Houston  Protecting incentives

for the oil and gas industry  Protecting $77.5 million

for the Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP)

 Securing $7.3 million in Tier One funding for the University of Houston  Securing an increase in appropriations to $590 million for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)  Establishing a new foundation diploma with college and career “pathways” in five areas: science, technology, business and industry, the arts and humanities, and multidisciplinary  Creating an A–F rating system for school districts

 Securing an expansion

of online education courses for K–12 public school students, allowing for competency-based advancement

 Improving the quality of early childhood education by shifting existing federal funds to high-quality child care programs

GHP’s Legislative Agenda, 2013 Agenda “In Brief” and the 83rd Session Summary of Accomplishments.

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FEDERAL GHP’s Public Policy Division also focused on the federal issues that are most critical to Houston. GHP worked continuously with our delegation and other leaders in Washington to advance the Partnership’s priorities. GHP’s 2013 federal issues include trade, tax reform, energy, ports and harbor maintenance trust fund, transportation infrastructure funding, and immigration reform.

WATER Finding a long-term funding solution for the state’s water demands was a critical accomplishment this year. Proposition 6, also known as the water referendum, was approved by nearly 80 percent of the voters in November. To ensure its passage, GHP convened the region’s chambers and water advocacy groups to educate voters about the state’s water challenges. The Partnership hosted its ďŹ rst-ever State of Water panel and luncheon before early voting began. Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, was the keynote speaker and delivered a powerful message on the importance of a long-term funding solution for the state’s current and future water demands. Ultimately, voter turnout was a record high in the Houston region, leading the state in support of Proposition 6.

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State Water Plan & Proposition 6 ,n 1ovember, voters have the opportunity to approve Proposition 6, a constitutional referendum authorizing the release of 2 billion from the state­s 5ainy 'ay )und to ªkickstart funding for water projects. The population in Texas is expected to grow from 25.1 million to 46 million residents by 2060.

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Water is Vital to the Houston Region’s Economy ‡ )rom 2010 to 2060, the Houston region will grow from 6 million to 11. million. The legislation placed Proposition 6 on approximately this 1ovember­s ballot as a constitutional amendment ‡ 'emand for water resourcesthe in our region is projected to the increase 45ainy percent 2060. authori]ing release of 2 billion from state­s 'ayby )und to ªkickstart the funding

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The [insert organization name] supports Proposition 6 and is part of a grassroots effort to ‡ Houston is home to two-thirds of all 8.S. petrochemical production. help pass the referendum. To learn more about water issues in the Houston region, or to access information that you or your company can use to help spread the message, go online to houston.org/water.

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For more information, visit houston.org/water

These funds will help support critical water projects throughout Texas for the next 50 years with no tax increase. For more information, visit houston.org/water

GHP produced grassroots marketing materials in support of Proposition 6. GREATER HOUSTON PA RTNERSHIP | 2013 ANNUAL REPORT

For more information, visit Houston.org/water or follow #h2o4hou

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks at GHP’s annual State of the Senate event.


TRADE Two major trade agreements are currently being negotiated—the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Both pacts are subject to approval by Congress via Trade Promotion Authority. GHP is supportive of both trade agreements and the granting of TPA.

TAX REFORM Comprehensive tax reform has significant implications for the business community. As Congress begins to set the stage for the possible consideration of a tax reform package in 2014, GHP will be working with key Members, particularly small to mid-sized businesses, to focus on this key issue.

ENERGY With the recent news that the United States has overtaken Russia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas, Houston is poised to build upon its impressive record of job creation and economic growth and to bring the country one step closer to energy independence. GHP is supportive of a regulatory framework that encourages responsible development of newly discovered energy resources, keeping industry taxes fair, and expedited permitting, especially as it relates to the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

C O U R T E S Y P O R T O F H O U S TO N

PORTS AND HARBOR MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND GHP is working closely with our congressional delegation as a conference committee works to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the Water Resources Development Act. GHP supports increased allocations to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.

TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING GHP supports Congressional efforts to take a long term view of our transportation needs, provide adequate federal investments in the nation’s transportation system, encourage public/private partnerships, and to establish a robust freight program that enhances the movement of goods.

IMMIGRATION GHP supports immigration reform that is enacted in a fair, balanced, and sensible manner to achieve the following goals: secure our borders, create an efficient temporary worker visa program for non-professional workers, create a fast and reliable employment verification system, develop a viable legal process for the large numbers of immigrants without legal status, and support increased non-immigrant and immigrant visas for highly skilled individuals.

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MAJOR INITIATIVES IN 2013, THE GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP TARGETED THREE ISSUES KEY TO THE FUTURE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF THE REGION.

GOAL: Develop middle-skilled workforce for greater Houston’s key employment sectors.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT From a business standpoint, the number one issue facing the Houston region is a potential shortage of trained workers to fill ‘middleskilled’ jobs, or those that require some training beyond just a high school diploma but less than a baccalaureate degree. In 2013, GHP convened more than 40 Houston area community and business leaders – top executives from community colleges, school districts, social service organizations, and our key industry sectors – to form the GHP Regional Workforce Development Task Force led by Bruce Culpepper of Shell Americas and Gina Luna of JPMorgan Chase. The task force will issue a Workforce Action Plan to address the middle-skilled jobs gap early in 2014. The Plan will suggest an industry-sector driven initiative centered around our nine regional community college systems.

IMAGE ENHANCEMENT

TALENT ATTRACTION

IMAGE ENHANCEMENT & TALENT ATTRACTION Similarly in 2013, the Partnership created the Houston Image Task Force chaired by Jamey Rootes, President of the Houston Texans. This Task Force developed a new campaign that highlights Houston’s rigor, culture, and exceptional quality of life. With help from Avalanche Consulting and MMI Agency, the Image Task Force created a new view of Houston that pushes the boundaries of Houston’s current brand.

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GOAL: Enhance the Houston region’s image as a top-tier global business and talent capital and a great place to live.

GOAL: Attract young professionals and entrepreneurs to Houston to start careers and build businesses.


HOUSTON REGION MAKES HEADLINES 2013

HOUSTON SURPASSES NEW YORK TO BECOME THE NATION’S #1 EXPORTING METRO

NEW YORK TIMES: BEST PLACES TO GO IN 2013

“Houston is probably best known as the Texan center for energy and industry, but it’s making a bid to be the state’s cultural and culinary capital as well.”

GHCVB

THE SUPER BOWL IS RETURNING TO HOUSTON IN 2017

“BY 2023, HOUSTON WILL BE WIDELY ACKNOWLEDGED AS AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT GLOBAL CITY.”

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HOUSTON IS UNSTOPPABLE: WHY TEXAS’ JUGGERNAUT IS AMERICA’S #1 JOB CREATOR – “IT DOMINATED THE RECESSION, CRUSHED THE RECOVERY, AND IN A NEW ANALYSIS OF JOBS RECOVERED SINCE THE DOWNTURN, ITS LARGEST CITY STANDS APART AS THE MOST POWERFUL JOB ENGINE IN THE COUNTRY–BY FAR.”

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1989

BIRTH OF A PARTNERSHIP

1990

The Greater Houston Partnership is formed by the merger of the Greater Houston Chamber of Commerce, the Houston Economic Development Council and the Houston World Trade Association.

A SUMMIT OF NATIONS

EVERYTHING’S BIGGER IN TEXAS Proposals to deepen and widen the ship channel are the subject of one of the most thorough reviews ever conducted by the Partnership on a major public policy issue. The Port of Houston is the world’s 14th largest and routinely ranks first in the nation in volume of foreign tonnage and second in the nation in total tonnage.

The Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations is staged in Houston, after the Partnership and city leaders worked for months on proposals and meetings with the White House and the Texas delegation to secure selection as the summit site. At the time, it was considered one of the single most important events to happen in the city in more than 20 years.

1991

NELSON MANDELA VISITS GHP Soon after his release from prison, Mandela came to Houston to encourage investment in South Africa.

COURTESY OF RICE UNIVERSITY

GREATER HOUSTON PARTN 1990-1994

Mid 1990s

UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH

In 1990, Houston is already ahead of the rest of the nation’s metro areas in terms of growth of its economy, hitting an employment high unmatched since 1982 with more than 1.6 million jobs. In a fiveyear period, the region had created 233,900 jobs—more than replacing the 221,000 jobs lost during the mid-1980s recession. The Partnership receives recognition as one of the top 10 economic development organizations in the world, becoming a model for similar agencies.

THE GOP COMES TO TOWN When the Republican Party chose Houston as the site for its national convention, the Partnership lent its support by creating a strong and effective government relations team who worked with four governors to create an agenda on issues critical to the Houston business community.

EDUCATION IS KEY More than $1.5 billion in new school construction and renovations in HISD are approved by voters, thanks to the support of the Partnership, which also creates a team of professionals to advise the district on construction programs.

KEEPING PEOPLE MOVING The Gulf Coast Regional Mobility Partners (GCRMP) organization is created by the Partnership to work on transportation funding and to advocate for the business perspective on transportation for the region. The Partnership helps create a mobility plan later replicated by other U.S. cities.

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1992

THE SPACE PROGRAM When funding for NASA’s Space Station Freedom was threatened, the Partnership and its allies launch a massive campaign to safeguard a project that had a $177 million annual economic impact on the region.


NERSHIP CELEBRATING TWEN 1993

1994

1995

The Partnership, Houston’s Mayor Bob Lanier, and Harris County Judge Jon Lindsay join forces to lobby state officials and restore $87 million in funding for critical highway projects to the area. They also successfully lobby to stop the diversion of federal transportation funding to Northeastern states, ensuring an additional $700 million per year for Texas highways.

The Partnership becomes the first business organization to meet with Mexican President Carolos Salinas de Gortari.

The Partnership launches a campaign to keep the Houston Astros Baseball Club in the BayouCity. The campaign helps establish laws, making it possible to develop new sports venues like Minute Maid Park, Reliant Park and Toyota Center.

FUNDING FOR FREEWAYS

FRIENDS TO THE SOUTH

1996

NAFTA After two years of lobbying, the Greater Houston Partnership helps deliver critical votes toward the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement by the U.S. Congress.

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON VISITS GHP The President acknowledged the Partnership’s critical role in passing NAFTA.

PLAY BALL!

FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES In cooperation with the City of Houston’s Department of Aviation, new air cargo carriers are added. The amount of air cargo processed through Houston rises more than 8 percent. The Partnership also campaigns successfully to secure Houston as one of the 20 new Customs Management Centers.

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1998

2006

OPPORTUNITY HOUSTON

CROSS-COUNTRY CARGO

INTERNATIONAL REACH

The Partnership leads the formation of the Alliance for Interstate 69 to promote movement of Houston’s cargo from Montreal to Mexico City. The organization also promotes the development of additional air routes to Japan, South America and Central America.

Houston is home to 67 consulates—the third largest consular corps in the United States, with representation from Ghana, Madagascar, Bolivia, and Senegal, among others. (Houston is currently home to 92 consulates.)

Opportunity Houston launches as an aggressive five-year marketing program that generates leads for economic development organizations throughout Houston’s 10-county region. A direct result of the Greater Houston Partnership’s 10-year Strategic Plan, Opportunity Houston’s goal is to create 600,000 regional jobs, attracting $60 billion in additional capital investment, and increasing foreign trade by $120 billion for the greater Houston area.

2001

FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP Center for Houston’s Future, a GHP affiliate created to conduct in-depth research on leadership and regional issues, launches its strategic plan for the next 20 years.

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NTY-FIVE YEARS OF IMPACT HOUSTON’S PRESIDENTIAL SUMMIT

2010

2011

ROAD TO RECOVERY

University of Houston achieves Tier One status designated by the Carnegie Foundation with GHP support. “There has been no greater supporter of the University of Houston’s Tier One efforts than the Greater Houston Partnership.” —Renu Khator, Chancellor of the University of Houston System, President of the University of Houston

In February, the Partnership takes the lead and holds “America’s Energy Future: Houston’s Presidential Summit”— the first comprehensive energyfocused conference to discuss energy security policy and the future of energy.

2009

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

GHP is selected as an Accredited Economic Development Organization by the International Economic Development Council, becoming one of only 25 AEDOs in the nation.

TIER ONE STATUS

The Great Recession ends for Houston. The region recoups 40 percent of all jobs lost in the first 12 months of the recovery. Houston returns to its previous employment peak by November 2011.

2012

2013 C O U R T E S Y O F H O U S TO N A I R P O R T S

2008

HOBBY GOES GLOBAL GHP Board of Directors supports competition in Houston airline market. “At the end of the day, most everyone realized that opening Hobby to international service would yield benefits to both airports, the airport system, and most importantly to Houston travelers.” —Tony Chase, 2012 GHP Chairman

INCLUSIVITY GHP establishes “Common Grounds,” setting a foundation for community focus.

GRAND BARGAIN IMPROVED TRANSPORTATION

GHP plays a key role as elected officials creates a new General Mobility Plan.

THE NEED FOR MIDDLE SKILLS GHP launches the Regional Workforce Development Task Force to address the challenges regional employers face in finding talent to fill middle skills occupations.

WATER FOR TEXAS Proposition 6 passes following an extensive grassroots effort by the Partnership to educate voters on Proposition 6 and the State Water Plan.

THE PARTNERSHIP TURNS 25 On December 20, The Greater Houston Partnership celebrates 25 years of making Houston the best place to live, work and build a business.

GHP supports funding for the Grand Parkway, vital to Houston’s distribution and logistics needs.

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25TH ANNIVERSARY OUR MISSION

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GHP FINANCIALS

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COMBINED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2013 AND 2012 ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Accounts receivable, net

2013 ESTIMATED

2012 AUDITED

$7,244,321

$9,689,045

795,971

477,482

Investments

4,564,639

4,157,345

Pledges receivable, net

11,753,500

3,245,415

Prepaid expenses and other assets

249,976

124,502

Property, net

338,901

379,655

$24,947,308

$18,073,444

Total Assets

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES

2013 ESTIMATED

2012 AUDITED

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

643,378

277,651

Deferred membership revenue

853,064

1,699,983

227,125

178,370

$1,723,567

$2,156,004

Other deferred revenue Total Liabilities

NET ASSETS NET ASSETS Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and Net Assets

G R E AT E R H O U STO N PA R T N E R S H I P | 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L R E P O R T

2013 ESTIMATED

2012 AUDITED

3,802,982

3,334,002

19,420,759

12,583,438

$23,223,741

$15,917,440

$24,947,308

$18,073,444


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COMBINED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES AND CHANGES IN NET ASSETS YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2013 AND 2012 REVENUE

2013 ESTIMATED

2012 AUDITED

Membership dues

$6,438,909

$6,277,098

Restricted contributions

12,007,000

4,417,111

Government contracts

907,323

985,288

Event registration fees

1,810,159

2,071,354

Publications, merchandise sales, and other revenue

289,056

182,531

565,215

345,982

$22,017,662

$14,279,364

2013 ESTIMATED

2012 AUDITED

$4,578,523

$3,423,617

424,805

365,634

166,351

164,981

-Personnel costs

6,059,967

6,100,488

-Other expenses

3,481,715

3,816,391

Total Expenses

$14,711,361

$13,871,111

Change in net assets

$7,306,301

$408,253

Net assets, beginning of year

15,917,440

15,509,187

Investment return, net Total Revenue

EXPENSES Program services: -Opportunity HoustonSM -Write-offs, reserve, and discount for pledges -Other restricted programs Unrestricted expenses

Net Assets, End of Year

$23,223,741

$15,917,440

For a complete copy of the audited financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2012, please contact the Finance Office at 713-844-3667. Financial statements and the Independent Auditor’s Report for the year ending December 31, 2013 will be available upon the completion of the audit in the second quarter of 2014. Estimates shown above are subject to revision.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS LEADERSHIP

David Callender, M.D. UTMB Health

CHAIRMAN

Richard J. Campo Camden Property Trust

David McClanahan* CenterPoint Energy

Alejandro Granado CITGO Petroleum Corporation

Wayne McConnell* McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP and Affiliate McConnell & Jones, LLP

Tony Sanchez, III Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Jeff Shellebarger* Chevron

VICE CHAIRMAN

Chip Carlisle* Wells Fargo

Terry B. Grier, Ed.D. Houston Independent School District

Paul W. Hobby* Genesis Park LP

Martha Z. Carnes PwC

Antonio R. Grijalva, Sr. G & A Partners

Scott McLean Amegy Bank

Earl Shipp The Dow Chemical Company, Freeport

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Richard Carpenter, Ph.D. The Lone Star College System

Robert G. Gwin Western Gas Partners, LP

Annella G. Metoyer Capital One Bank

Tom Simmons SpencerStuart

Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr. Marathon Oil Corporation

Tim Harrington* BP America, Inc.

David Milich UnitedHealthcare

Kenneth J. Simon Locke Lord

Eduardo Aguirre* Atlantic Partners Group, LLC

Albert Chao Westlake Chemical Corporation

Donald J. Henderson* DJH Consulting, LLC

Walter M. Mischer, Jr. Mischer Investments, LP

Robert B. Sloan, Jr. Houston Baptist University

Willie J. Alexander W.J. Alexander & Associates, P.C.

Tony Chase* ChaseSource

Kerrick Henny* AT&T

John L. Nau, III Silver Eagle Distributors, LP

Earl J. Hesterberg, Jr. Group 1 Automotive Inc.

Marvin E. Odum* Shell Oil Company

Gerald B. Smith* Smith Graham & Co., Investment Advisors

Bob Harvey* Greater Houston Partnership

MEMBERS

Steven D. Alvis NewQuest Properties Anna M. Babin United Way of Greater Houston Andrew M. Baker Baker Botts LLP Donna Baker Clear Channel Outdoor Dan Bellow* Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. Laura Bellows W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation Bruce Ross Bilger, Sr. Lazard Freres & Co. LLC Angela Blanchard Neighborhood Centers Inc.

Kristi Chickering Sirius Solutions Shauna Johnson Clark Norton Rose Fulbright Mark A. Cover* Hines Heidi Cruz Goldman Sachs & Co. Carlos De Aldecoa Bueno Maximus Coffee Group William J. DeLaney Sysco Corporation Ronald DePinho, M.D. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Gene Dewhurst Falcon Seaboard Diversified, Inc.

Robert R. Ivany, Ph.D. University of St. Thomas Mae C. Jemison, M.D. The Jemison Group, Inc. Jodie L. Jiles* Transwestern

Susan McEldoon KHOU-TV LP

Patrick Oxford* Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Christopher J. Pappas Pappas Restaurants, Inc. Chris Parker WorleyParsons Robert L. Parker, Jr.* Parker Drilling Company

Larry Kellner* Emerald Creek Group, LLC Mark Kelly Vinson & Elkins LLP Badar Khan Direct Energy Renu Khator, Ph.D. University of Houston

David Peebles Odebrecht Group Ricardo Perez Avangard Innovative, LP Thomas J. Perich Andrews Kurth LLP George A. Pontikes, Jr Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc.

Greg Ebel Spectra Energy Corp

Elizabeth Killinger* Reliant and NRG Texas Retail

C. Richard Everett Everett Interests

Paul Klotman, M.D.* Baylor College of Medicine

Richard G. Rawson Insperity

Charles C. Foster* FosterQuan, LLP

David Leebron Rice University

Jeff D. Reeter, CLU Northwestern Mutual

Lupe Fraga Tejas Office Products, Inc.

Lynne Liberato Haynes and Boone, LLP

Robert C. Robbins, M.D. Texas Medical Center

Gilbert A. Garcia Metropolitan Transit Authority

Janiece M. Longoria Port of Houston Authority

Jamey Rootes* Houston Texans

Tad Brown Houston Rockets

Roland Garcia Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Gina Luna* JPMorgan Chase

Deborah L. Byers Ernst & Young LLP

Greg C. Garland Phillips 66

James D. Calaway Center For Houston’s Future

Harry Gee, Jr. Law Office of Harry Gee, Jr. & Associates

Stan Marek The Marek Family of Companies

Marc Boom, M.D. Houston Methodist Bob Borochoff* Cafe Adobe Denis Clive Braham* Winstead PC Bill Breetz Kroger Company Downey Bridgwater* Comerica Bank

Kirbyjon Caldwell Windsor Village United Methodist Church

Vijay Goradia Vinmar International, Ltd.

Tim Probert Halliburton

John M. Rudley, Ph.D. Texas Southern University

David Steiner Waste Management, Inc. Jack Sweeney Houston Chronicle Anne Taylor* Deloitte Cindy Taylor Oil States International, Inc. Howard T. Tellepsen, Jr. Tellepsen Gio Tomasini Tomasini-W2K Stephen M. Trauber Citigroup Bobby Tudor Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. LLC William P. Utt KBR Umesh Verma* BLUE LANCE, Inc. Lori Vetters HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Massey Villarreal* Precision Task Group Inc. Mark A. Wallace Texas Children’s Hospital Thomas R. Walters* Exxon Mobil Corporation

Kim A. Ruth Bank of America

Peter S. Wareing Wareing, Athon & Company

Barry H. Margolis, CPA McGladrey LLP

Thomas L. Ryan Service Corporation International

Marcus A. Watts The Friedkin Group

Scott McClelland H.E.B.

Manolo Sanchez BBVA Compass

*Executive Committee Member GREATER HOUSTON PA RTNERSHIP | 2013 ANNUAL REPORT

Brent J. Smolik EP Energy

Richard W. Weekley Weekley Development Company

Darryl Wilson GE Welcome W. Wilson, Sr. GSL Welcome Group LLC Daniel J. Wolterman* Memorial Hermann Health System Ed Wulfe* Wulfe & Co. Ed Young, D.D. Second Baptist Church Fred Zeidman*

EMERITUS Mike Ballases JPMorgan Chase E. William Barnett Baker Botts L.L.P. Jack S. Blanton Deborah M. Cannon Houston Zoo, Inc. Charles W. Duncan, Jr. Duncan Interests Kelly Frels Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Ned S. Holmes Ned S. Holmes Investments, Inc. Harold S. Hook Main Event Management Corporation Don D. Jordan Jordan Capital Management R. Bruce LaBoon Locke Lord Charles Miller Meridian National, Inc. Steven L. Miller SLM Discovery Ventures, Inc. Robert Mosbacher, Jr. Mosbacher Energy Company James R. Royer, P.E. AECOM

HONORARY James A. Baker, III President George H.W. Bush William P. Hobby Rod Paige, Ed.D Mark W. White


COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AND TRADE

Eduardo Aguirre* Atlantic Partners Group, LLC FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

Bill Banta CenterPoint Energy INTERNATIONAL TRADE DEVELOPMENT

Steve Stewart Gulf Winds International, Inc. OPPORTUNITY HOUSTON STRATEGY AND SUPERVISION (CO-CHAIR)

Dan Bellow* (CO-CHAIR)

Drayton McLane Jr.* McLane Group REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Jamey Rootes* Houston Texans BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION

Sylvia Mayer Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP REAL ESTATE

Ryan McCord McCord Development Inc.

PUBLIC POLICY BUSINESS ISSUES (Q1/Q2)

Charles Swanson* Ernst & Young LP (Q3/Q4)

K-12 EDUCATION

Laura Sayavedra Spectra Energy Partners, LP PRE-K AND EARLY EDUCATION

Carol S. Shattuck Collaborative for Children ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

David Dickson* Technip CLEAN AIR

Rebecca J. Rentz Winstead PC CLIMATE CHANGE

Robert J. Sandilos Chevron OIL AND GAS

Christopher E.H. Ross Charles River Associates RENEWABLES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Benjamin Cowan Locke Lord WATER ISSUES

PARKS, GREEN SPACE AND RECREATION

TASK FORCES

AUDIT AND FINANCE

CULTURE AND TOURISM COLLABORATIVE

Christopher D. Browne EHRA

Wayne McConnell* McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP and Affiliate McConnell & Jones, LLP

STORM WATER MANAGEMENT

NOMINATING

Joseph M. Cibor Fugro Consultants, Inc. TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY (Q1/Q2)

Tony Chase* ChaseSource INVESTOR DEVELOPMENT

Robert L. Parker, Jr.* Parker Drilling Company

Gerald Smith* Smith Graham & Co.

AMBASSADORS (CO-CHAIR)

(Q3/Q4)

Marc H. Nathan Marc Nathan Photographers

Gary K. Trietsch, P.E.* Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation FREIGHT RAIL OPERATIONS

Bradley N. Howell Lodestar Logistics Corporation TRANSIT PLANNING

Billy Cooke, P.E. Klotz Associates, Inc. COMMON GROUND INITIATIVE

(CO-CHAIR)

Mike Siegel Nodus Solutions MEMBER SERVICES (Q1/Q2)

Gina Luna* JPMorgan Chase (Q3/Q4)

Downey Bridgwater* Comerica Bank BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (CO-CHAIR)

Michael F. Bloom, P.E. R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc.

Patrick Oxford* Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

HEALTH CARE ADVISORY

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ADVISORY (GRAC)

(CO-CHAIR)

Kerrick Henny* AT&T

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (BLC)

LOCAL RELATIONS

David G. Hanson James E. Bashaw & Co.

Paul Klotman, M.D.* Baylor College of Medicine HEALTH CARE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Manfred Sternberg iHealth Trust HEALTH CARE EMERGING ISSUES

Derrick Mitchell Bracewell & Giuliani LLP STATE RELATIONS

Mark A. Cover* Hines

Ken Janda Community Health Choice, Inc.

Hugo Gutierrez Marathon Oil Corporation

EDUCATION ADVISORY

QUALITY OF LIFE

POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

Larry Kellner* Emerald Creek Group, LLC

Ed Wulfe* Wulfe & Co.

HIGHER EDUCATION

GREEN BUILDING

Welcome W. Wilson, Sr. GSL Welcome Group LLC

OPERATIONS

Tim Murray Apollo BBC

(CO-CHAIR)

Fred Zeidman* (CO-CHAIR)

Marty McVey*

Annette Monks Carlton Staffing Michael Pascarella

EXECUTIVE WOMEN’S PARTNERSHIP (EWP)

Susan Bischoff Houston Public Library Foundation HYPE (HOUSTON YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ENDEAVOR)

Ryan McCauley JPMorgan Chase

Donald J. Henderson* DJH Consulting, LLC CYBER SECURITY

Umesh Verma* BLUE LANCE, Inc. ENERGY COLLABORATIVE

John Hofmeister* Citizens for Affordable Energy HOUSTON IMAGE

Jamey Rootes* Houston Texans IMMIGRATION

Charles C. Foster* FosterQuan, LLP NASA’S JOHNSON SPACE CENTER (JSC)

Denis Clive Braham* Winstead PC PORTS

Captain William J. Diehl, USCG (Ret.), P.E.* Greater Houston Port Bureau, Inc. PUBLIC SAFETY

Bob Borochoff* Cafe Adobe SMALL BUSINESS

Massey Villarreal* Precision Task Group Inc. REGIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT (CO-CHAIR)

Gina Luna * JPMorgan Chase (CO-CHAIR)

Bruce Culpepper* Shell Oil

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

Deborah R. Grabein Andrews Kurth LLP

*Executive Committee Member GREATER HOUSTON PA RTNERSHIP | 2013 ANNUAL REPORT


2013 EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

WE THANK OUR 2013 EXECUTIVE PARTNERS FOR THEIR LONG-STANDING SUPPORT OF THE GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP AND THE REGION.


2013 ANNUAL REPORT


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