Partnership Welcomes New and Returning 2023 Board Members


HOUSTON (February 2, 2023) – Members of the Greater Houston Partnership voted to elect new members of the organization’s board of directors at its Annual Meeting held February 2. The Partnership’s 140- member board guides the work of the organization and is comprised of leaders from across greater Houston’s business community.
The event also marked the first official meeting of the Partnership’s 2023 Chair Dr. Marc L. Boom, President and CEO of Houston Methodist. At the meeting, Boom announced the nomination of Eric Mullins, Chairman and CEO of Lime Rock Resources, as 2023 Secretary and Vice Chair, automatically advancing to 2024 Chair. This nomination was also approved by the membership. 
Outgoing chair Thad Hill, President and CEO of Calpine Corporation, received the Bob Onstead award for his service in 2022. In addition to the election of new board members, several former members were approved for an additional term of service on the board.
Individuals elected to Director Emeritus by vote of the membership at the meeting include: Paul Hobby, Founding Partner, Genesis Park; Lynne Liberato, Senior Counsel, Haynes and Boone; and Jamey Rootes, Former President, Houston Texans (Posthumous). 
For a recap of the Annual Meeting, click here.
2023 New Board Members
Cynthia Hansen, EVP and President, Gas Transmission and Midstream, Enbridge
Ole Hansen, President and Chief Executive Officer, TotalEnergies E&P USA, Inc.
Michael Jamieson, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Natural Resources & Clean Energy Transition, Citigroup
Daryl Kenningham, President and Chief Executive Officer, Group 1 Automotive
Mike Lewis, Managing Director and Partner, The Boston Consulting Group
Sanjay Ramabhadran, Chair, Metropolitan Transit Authority
Uwem Ukpong, Vice President of Global Services, Amazon Web Services 
Peter Vanacker, CEO, LyondellBasell Industries
Jason Wells, President and Chief Operating Officer, CenterPoint Energy 
2023 Returning Board Members 
Claudia Aguirre, President and CEO, BakerRipley 
Earl C. “Duke” Austin, Jr., President and CEO, Quanta Services Inc.
David Baggett, Managing Partner, Opportune
Giuseppe Colasurdo, President, UTHealth
Roberto Contreras, President and CEO, St. Christopher Holdings
Jonathan Cox, Global Co-Head of Energy Investment Banking, JPMorgan Chase
Lesia L. Crumpton-Young, President, Texas Southern University
Danny David, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Kasey Dunn, Office Managing Partner, PwC
Jack Fusco, President and CEO, Cheniere Energy
Lori Garcia, Divisional Vice President, Network Management, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Roland Garcia, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
LaTonya Goffney, Superintendent, Aldine ISD
William T. Harris, President and CEO, Space Center Houston
John Johnson, President, Silver Eagle Distributors Houston, LLC
T. Mark Kelly, Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Nancy Kinder, President and CEO, Kinder Foundation 
Gerry Laderman, Executive Vice President and CFO, United Airlines
Mark Lashier, President and CEO, Phillips 66
Wayne McConnell, Managing Partner, McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP
Jeff Miller, Chairman, President and CEO, Halliburton
Hong Ogle, President, Houston Market, Bank of America
Armando Perez, Executive Vice President, H-E-B Houston 
Steven Retzloff, Chairman, Allegiance Bank
Jeff Rinker, President and CEO, Motiva Enterprises LLC
Judson W. Robinson, President and CEO, Houston Area Urban League, Inc.
Courtney Johnson Rose, CEO, George E. Johnson Development Inc.
Tom Rourick, Office Managing Partner, RSM US LLP 
Werner Schaefer, VP/GM Network Platforms & Communications Service Provider Sales, Intel
Scott Silvas, Market President, Texas, Fifth Third Bank
Ann Stern, President and CEO, Houston Endowment Inc.
Troy Villarreal, President, HCA Gulf Coast Division, HCA Houston Healthcare
Welcome W. Wilson, Jr., President and CEO, Welcome Group LLC

A full list of members of the Partnership Board of Directors can be found here. 
Greater Houston Partnership 
The Greater Houston Partnership works to make Houston one of the best places to live, work and build a business. As the economic development organization for the region, the Partnership champions growth across 12 counties by bringing together business and civic-minded leaders who are dedicated to the area’s long-term success. Representing more than 950 member organizations and approximately one-fifth of the region’s workforce, the Partnership is the place companies come together to make an impact. Learn more at
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