What: The Center for Houston's Future second summer breakfast salon series focusing on "How Cities Innovate."
Where: The Junior League of Houston.
The 411: With Texas Southern University administrator Carol Lewis as moderator, a trio of high-octane leaders discussed their experiences in cross-discipline strategies, both locally and nationally, that grow and nurture the arts. Sharing their insights were Museum of Fine Arts, Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramírez, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo president and CEO Joel Cowley and Texas Medical Center president and CEO Dr. Robert Robbins. The latter noted, “Innovation has to be a combination of strategic vision and problem solving.” Also addressing the gathering was Center for Houston's Future CEO Catherine Mosbacher.
Who: The culturally-connected participants included Minnette Boesel, the Mayor’s Assistant for Cultural Affairs; Susan Young, president of the South Main Alliance; Emily Todd, president of Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston; and Center for Houston’s Future Fellow Gwen Goffe, retired associate director of investment and finance for the MFAH.