Committee Activity At-A-Glance Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Committee Activity

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Wednesday, July 13
, 2011


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Public Policy Committees:


Education and Workforce Advisory Committee


Anne Taylor, Chair; Staff Liaison Elaine Barber



The next meeting is scheduled for September 14.



Education & Workforce Subcommittees


Pre
-
K Committee


Lori Vetters, Chair; Staff Liaison Elaine Barber



No
updated activity to report this week.


K


12 Committee
-


Laura Buss Sayavedra, Chair; Staff Liaison Elaine Barber



No updated activity to report this week.


Higher Education
Sub
-
Committee
-

Welcome Wilson Sr, Chair; Staff Liaison Lisa Guáqueta



The next
meeting is scheduled for July 26.





Education Industry Workforce Group


Mark Guthrie, Chair; Staff Liaison Lisa Guáqueta



The Education Industry Workgroup will be hosting a working lunch with the Superintendents on July 28
th
.




Transportation Policy

Committee


Walt Mischer, Jr., Chair; Staff Liaison

Emily Kao Kopfensteiner



The next

meeting is

scheduled

July 27
.


Transportation Policy Subcommittees


Freight Rail Operations


Brad Howell, Chair; Staff Liaison

Emily Kao Kopfensteiner



No updated activity to report this week.
The next meeting is
August 2
.


Transit Planning


Peter Wareing, Chair; Staff Liaison

Emily Kao Kopfensteiner



No updated activity to report this week.

The next meeting will take place in September
.


Alliance for
I
-
69


Jennifer Shepard



No updated activity to report this week.


Gulf Coast Regional Mobility Partners


Jennifer McEwan



No updated activity to report this week. The next meeting will take place in the
fall
.



Quality of Life Committee


Ed Wulfe,
Chair; Deborah January
-
Bevers, Policy Advisor



The Committee met on June 23
rd
. The Agenda included discussion of
Bayou Greenway Initiative
action
items
:

1.

Status

of Corporate Health & Wellness Initiative: Committee members met with GHP Chairman Larry
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Kellner and discussed the Corporate Wellness Initiative and working on enhancements to Houston’s
Quality of Life image and recreational opportunities.

2.

Letters to Congress
on
the Water Resources Development Act
(
WRDA)
funding

and
the
Land and
Water Conserva
tion Fund
(
LWCF)

3.

Report on the
Bayou Greenway Group

meetings

4.

Update on the comprehensive Quality of Life website






Quality of Life Subcommittees


Parks & Green Space Committee


Chris Browne, Chair; Deborah January
-
Bevers, Policy Advisor



The next
meeting is scheduled for July 21
st
.

One t
he Agenda will
be
discussion
s

on moving
forward on
additional grassroots communications on the
Bayou Greenway Initiative
and comprehensive Quality of
Life website.


Stormwater Management


Joe Cibor, Chair;
Deborah January
-
Bevers, Policy Advisor



The next meeting is scheduled for
August 23
rd

. On the Agenda will be discussion on hurricane and other
stormwater preparedness with guest speaker Dr. Philip B. Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of
Engineering in t
he Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University.




Green Building Committee


Frank Staats, Chair; Staff Liaison Sandra Strachan



The next meeting is scheduled for August 10
.



Health Care
Policy
Committee

Dr. Lewis Foxhall, Chair; Staff

Liaison Emily Kao Kopfensteiner



No updated activity to report this week
.

The next scheduled meeting is July 25
th
.


Health Care Policy Subcommittees



Health Care Business Development Sub
-
Committee


Manfred Sternberg, Chair; Staff Liaison Ashlea Graves



The next meeting is scheduled for July 12
.







Health Care Emerging Issues Sub
-
Committee


Ken Janda, Chair; Staff Liaison Ashlea Graves



No updated activity to report this week.



Environmental
Policy
Committee


David Dickson
, Chair; Staff Liaison Beth
Whitehead Everage



The committee approved the Resolution in Support of Increased Domestic Hydrocarbons Production by
electronic vote.



The next
meeting is scheduled for Sept. 8
.


Environmental Policy Subcommittees


Clean Air Subcommittee


Rebecca Rentz
, Chair; Staff Liaison Beth
Whitehead Everage



The next meeting is scheduled for July 19.


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Climate Change Subcommittee


Matt Kuryla
, Chair; Staff Liaison Beth
Whitehead Everage



The next meeting is scheduled for August
11
th
.



Water Issues Subcommittee


TBD
, Chair; Staff Liaison Beth
Whitehead Everage



No updated activity to report this week.


Energy Policy Subcommittee


Ben Cowan, Christopher Ross and Bill Swanstorm
,
Co
-
Chair
s
; Staff Liaison Beth
Whitehead Everage



No
updated activity to report this week.


Oil and Gas Task Force


Ben Cowan, Christopher Ross and Bill Swanstrom, Co
-
Chairs; Staff Liaison Beth
Whitehead Everage



No updated activity to report this week.



Business Issues Committee


Charles Swanson, Chair; Staff Liaison
Elaine Barber



No updated activity to report this week.



Public Policy Support:



Common Ground Initiative


Patrick Oxford, Chair; Staff Liaison Emily Kao Kopfensteiner



No updated activity to report this week.

The next meeting is scheduled for August 1
st
.





Government Relations Advisory Committee


Jim Grace, Chair; Staff Liaison Emily Kao Kopfensteiner



The committee will not meet in July. Confirmation of an August
meeting will be given at a later date.


Government Relations Subcommittees


Federal Relations Committee


Jim Bayless, Chair; Staff Liaison Ashlea Graves



The meeting was rescheduled for July 20
.


State Relations Committee

Jayme Cox and Freddy Warner,
Co
-
Chairs; Staff Liaison Emily Kao Kopfensteiner



No updated activity to report this week.

The next schedule meeting is September 1
st
.


Local Relations Committee

Derrick Mitchell, Chair; Staff Liaison Sandra Strachan



The next meeting is scheduled for
August 17
th
.




Economic Development Committees:


Opportunity Houston Strategy and Supervision



Dan Bellow, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Cari Broderson



No updated activity to report this week.


Regional Economic Development
Committee



Jason Few, Chair
;
Staff
Liaison

Craig Richard



Regional Economic Development Committee
will

meet on
September 13
th

for its 3
rd

Quarter meeting.

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201
1

Goal

201
1

Actual

Percent of Goal

Announcements

20

10

50
%


Jobs

Created/Retained

2
5
,000

9,606

48
%


Capital Investment

(million)

$
6
50


$295

45.4
%




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Economic Development Subcommittees


R
eal Estate
Committee



Jim Casey
, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Craig Rhodes



Real Estate Committee

met on June 29
th
.

The

3rd Quarter
ly

meeting
is scheduled for

September 21
st
.


Business Retention Expansion Initiative (BREI)


Sylvia Mayer, Chair; Staff Liaison Chad Carson



BREI sub
-
committee conference call was held on June 29
th
.



W
orld Trade Board
-

Jim Edmonds, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Cody Sutton



Next meeting

will be held on August 16
th
.





World Trade & International Development Subcommittees


World Trade Center and International Investment Committee


Harry Gee
, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Jensen Shen



Next meeting will be held on August 10
th
.



International
Business Issues Subcommittee


Chase Untermeyer, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Javier Jativa



Next meeting will be held
on August 9
th



Emerging Business Opportunities Africa Subcommittee
-

Unconfirmed, Chair; Staff Liaison David Khawaja



No updated items to
report.



International Business Initiatives


Coffee with the Consuls
-

China



On June 29
th

GHP and PKF hosted “Coffee with the Consuls
-

Doing Business in China”. The Chinese
Consulate General of Houston and the Shanghai

Foreign Investment Development Board promoted
business and investment opportunities between Houston and China to 75 attendees.


China Cultural Discussion



On June 29
th

“China Cultural Discussion
” was

hosted by GHP and the Executive Women Partnership
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(EWP)
with 20 attendees.



Task Forces:


NASA
’s Johnson Space Center

Task Force


Denis Clive Braham
, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Elaine Barber



No updated activity to report this week.



Port Task Force


Captain William Diehl
, Chair
;
Staff Liaison


Emily Kao Kopfensteiner



No updated activity to report this week.

The next scheduled meeting is August 5.



Texas Medical Center Task Force


Dr. Richard Wainerdi
, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Emily Kao Kopfensteiner



No updated activity to report this week.




Airports Task Force
-

Michelle Baden
, Chair
;
Staff Liaison


Emily Kao Kopfensteiner

The next meeting is scheduled for August 12.





Higher Education Task Force


Dr. Robert Ivany, Chair; Staff Liaison Elaine Barber



The first meeting is scheduled July 11
th
.



Public Safety Task Force


Bob Borochoff, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Sandra Strachan



The next meeting is scheduled for August 11
th
.



Energy Coll
aborative


John Hofmeister, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Craig Rhodes







Energy Collaborative Leadership meeting was held on Monday, June 20
th
.



Energy Collaborative Subcommittees


Offshore Drilling Task Force


John Hofmeister, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Craig Rhodes



No updated items to report.


Energy Collaborative Smart Grid Task Force


Brett Perlman
, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Craig Rhodes



No updated items to report.


Energy Collaborative Workforce Sub Committee


Marshall Schott, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Lisa Guáqueta



The next meeting is
scheduled for

July 19.




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BioFuels Task Force


Norm Whitton, Chair;
Staff Liaison

Craig Rhodes



No updated items to report.


Culture and Tourism

Collaborative
-

Don Henderson, Chair;
Staff Liaison

Sandra Strachan



The next meeting is scheduled for August 17
th
.



Immigration Task Force/AIR


Charles Foster
, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Lisa Guaqueta



No updated activity to report this week.




Technology Infrastructure Committee


Umesh Verma
, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Elaine Barber



The next meeting is scheduled for August 18
th
.



World Bank Group Task Force
-

Chris Wilmot, Chair
;
Staff Liaison

Jessie Tan



Coordinating 2011 programs focusing on World Bank products and services:

1.

July 27


World Bank Group’s Africa Strategy for development

2.

October 23
-
28


4
th

Annual PSLO Energy Mission to Washington D.C. and New York City

3.

November
7
-
19


PSLO Mission to Colombia and Peru with Belgian and Canadian PSLOs.



Operations Committees:


Member Services Committee


Jamey Rootes, Chair; Staff Liaison Susan Asimakis



GHP

China Fam Tour (Oct. 31
-
Nov. 8) has registered 93 attendees. The Annual Member Satisfaction Survey
was communicated to GHP Members beginning Wednesday, June 15
th


and will be available for through July
8
th

. The next Member Services Committee meeting is
scheduled for August 12
th
.



Member Services Subcommittees


Business Development Committee/PSC


Staff Liaison Abby McFarland



B2B Networking Party
was

held

on

June 30
th

at Minute Maid
Park with approximately 400 attendees.


Business Leadership Council


Dave Stump, Chair; Staff Liaison
Andrea Gonzales



No updated activity to report this week.


Executive Women’s Partnership


Laura Gibson, Chair; Staff Liaison Lauren Garcia



Planning the Executive Women's Partnership’s Night at
Fashion Houston.



Recruiting Executive Women's Partnership Members for the business/cultural trip to China (October 31
st

-
November 8
th
)


Emerging Women Leaders


Rosalind Moore, Chair; Staff Liaison Lauren Garcia



Planning for
August

23
rd

Networking Luncheon.


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Notable Speakers Task Force



Legislative Wrap
-
Up with Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Monday, July 21, 2011, Noon to 1:30 p.m., The
Houstonian Hotel, 111 North Post Oak Lane, 77024



Ex
-
Im Bank Global Access Seminar, Tuesday, August 2, 201
1, 8 to Noon, Doubletree Hotel Houston
Downtown 400 Dallas



World Trade Soiree, Saturday, August 27, 2011, 7:00 p.m. to Midnight, Hotel ZaZa, 5701 Main St.



16th Annual Golf Classic, Monday, September 19, 2011, Noon, Redstone Golf Club, 5860 Wilson Road,
Houston, TX



Letters of invitation sent to: Immelt (declined), Bloomberg (declined), Mulally

(declined)
, and
Mulva
(confirmed)

and James Dimon
to join as Thought Leader speakers.


HYPE


Pill⁍ Mullen
ⰠChair;⁓瑡晦⁌faison⁁bby⁍ FarlanT



HYPE is hosting a

panel on July 31st discussing their Journey to Success. The panel will be moderated by
Russ Capper of Business

Makers Radio and will feature Gina Luna, Tom Simmons, and Dr. Don Minnick.
The committee now reached sponsorship goal of $40,000 and has over
1,400 members.



Investor Development Committee


To洠健物chⰠChair;⁓瑡晦⁌faison⁓usan⁁si浡mis



To date, the 2011 Membership Campaign raised $
5,
8
11
M with 75
% of members retain
ing their annual
membership.
221
companies have joined the GHP since the start
of the ye
ar raising $
240K
.



Nominating


Patrick Oxford, Chair; Staff Liaison Susan Asimakis



No updated activity to report this week.


Audit/ Finance


Gene Dewhurst, Chair; Staff Liaison Ron Jeffers



No updated activity to report this week.


Planning

and Budget


Tony Chase, Chair; Staff Liaison Ron Jeffers



No updated activity to report this week.



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