Shelby's Social Diary
This is no ordinary class reunion: Power players feted on Chevron Tower's 50th floor with musical wows
It was far from your typical class reunion, this one held on the 50th floor of Chevron Tower. Rather than high schoolers or college grads, these partygoers were serious grown-ups, graduates of the Center for Houston's Future's Business/Civic Leadership Forum and the occasion was the fourth annual reunion of forum participants, this one hosted by Chevron.
The city's rich cultural heritage was focus of the cocktail reception where guests were welcomed at the tower entrance by the rousing mariachi sounds of students from Patrick Henry Middle School and by costumed dancers from Houston Ballet. Adding to the local color was an ornately painted art car.
Flanked by music from local jazz guitarist Randy Razz and Houston Opera baritoneOctavio Moreno, the program included announcement of the center's 2014 Community Indicator Report topic, “Arts and Cultural Heritage.” The welcome committee included Astley Blair, the Center's leadership and engagement committee chair, and Catherine Mosbacher, president and CEO of the Center for Houston's Future.
The Center offers twice-yearly forums to guide emerging and proven leaders to a new understanding and personal accountability for the future of the region. To date, more than 750 Houstonians have participated in the forum, which is chaired by Brent Benoit.
Among the impressive coterie of grads at the reunion were Joni Baird, James Calaway, Jenn Char, Bruce Coe, Irma Diaz-Gonzalez, Emelda Douglas, Erik Eriksson, Harry Gee, Tom Gros, Laura and Rick Jaramillo, Stephen Klineberg, Todd Litton, Renee Logans, Jeffrey Martin, Beth Wolff and Y. Ping Sun.