Mike Waterman
Executive Vice Present of Houston First Corporation and
President of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
 
Thursday, September 28, 2017
 
 
 
Hess Club
5430 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056
 
Mike Waterman is the Executive Vice President of Houston First Corporation and President of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.   Houston First Corporation manages more than 10 city-owned buildings and properties, along with underground and surface parking for nearly 7,000 vehicles.  These facilities include the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, George R. Brown Convention Center, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Wortham Theater Center, Talento Bilingue de Houston, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston First Outdoors (which includes Jones Plaza and other smaller venues) and Theater District Parking.  Accordingly, Houston First Corporation is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, licensing and operation of these properties as the venue for numerous conventions, trade shows and theatrical performances.
 
Mr. Waterman is a hospitality veteran with more than 26 years in the industry.  He joined Houston First Corporation from Marriott International, where he served as Vice President of Sales for the Southwest region overseeing 100 properties, including a grouping of Marriott hotels in the Los Angeles' convention district known as L.A. Live. Mr. Waterman has held a series of executive positions with Marriott International over the last 14 years and served as director with several Marriott affiliated properties from Chicago to Baltimore since 1993.
 
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