What: An Evening With the Houston Police Department.
The 411: Young professionals filled the party room at the Memorial area steakhouse for a few hours rubbing shoulders with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland Jr. and other representatives from HPD, including members of the K-9 unit.
Hosted by MetroNational's vice chairman and senior veep Jason Johnson and his wife, Stacy, the evening served to introduce the Houston Police Foundation to the group. In between sipping libations and noshing on treats from Vallone's kitchen, guests could visit with HPD officers and don bullet-proof gear which was brought along for display. McClelland spoke on the importance of the foundation in filling the gap between the HPD budget and vital equipment needs.
Who: Bethany and Ben Buchanan, Ashley and Louis Pearce, Andrea and Trent Tellepsen, Scooter Hicks, Susie and Robert Kneppler, Holly A.N. Smith and Austin Alvis, Jennifer and Joe Van Matre, Kim and Wally Reid and Anat and Jay Zeidman.