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October 2014

Houston First unveils email, website for Convention District
Houston First Corporation has launched two online initiatives to help motorists and other visitors navigate Houston’s rapidly changing downtown Convention District. Houston First, which manages the George R. Brown Convention Center and a number of other municipal properties, has developed an email message system called BUILD that notifies subscribers ...

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Jonathan Newport named director of government affairs
HOUSTON – Jonathan Newport has joined Houston First Corporation as director of government affairs. In his new position, Newport will focus on issues at the city and county level and their impact on HFC operations.Newport joins HFC after working at City Hall for eight years as a council aide, first ...

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Houston First’s Sharon Adams joins Super Bowl effort
HOUSTON – Sharon Adams, chief communications officer for Houston First Corporation, has joined the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee as senior vice president for corporate affairs. The temporary assignment began October 1 and will continue through the 2017 Super Bowl.Adams is responsible for developing the Host Committee’s local outreach ...

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Debra Justice named new manager of Jones Hall
HOUSTON – Debra J. Justice, a veteran administrator of municipal facilities in Lubbock, has been named manager of Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. She assumed her new duties on Monday, October 6. Justice succeeds Vivian Montejano, who has assumed a similar position at Wortham Center, a sister facility beneath the ...

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