Houston First Corporation hosted Leadership Houston, Class XXXIX on May 7, 2021 at the Wortham Theater Center for Creative Economy Day. Class Fellows learned about the importance of Houston’s “creative economy”, referring to a range of economic activities which are concerned with the generation of exploitation of knowledge and information. Houston’s creative economy comprises advertising, architecture, art, crafts, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts, publishing, R&D, software, toys and games, TV and radio, and video. The session explored Houston’s creative economy, its impact and trends.
Leadership Houston’s Signature Program is a ten-month journey through Houston's economy, history, and growth plans. Through two overnight retreats and a monthly class day, the program provides exposure to Houston's key industries, including energy, healthcare, education, and government. The Signature Program provides participants with deep insight into Houston’s major community issues and a unique opportunity to discover and develop the capacity to be an extraordinary, transformational leader. To learn more visit: Leadership Houston
• Hillary J. Hart, Executive Director, Theatre Under the Stars
• John Mangum, Executive Director & CEO, Houston Symphony
• James Nelson, Class XXVI, Executive Director, Houston Ballet
• Gregory S. Robertson, Chief Advancement Officer, Houston Grand Opera