Lynne Liberato in the Houston Business Journal: GHP Chairman Talks about Bob Harvey's Role as Organization's New CEO

02/21/2013


The new CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership, Bob Harvey, wrapped up his first three months on the job with promising unemployment numbers closing out the year. And although Harvey was appointed as CEO in September, he hasn’t been forthcoming with plans or ideas to accelerate job growth or ways to court companies to set up shop in Houston.

The Houston Business Journal figured the next best way to delve into the man behind GHP would be to talk to those who know him well.

Most who spoke about Harvey touted his background in the energy industry as an indication of great things to come. Others, however, see different qualities that will help him.

Lynne Liberato, appellate lawyer at Haynes and Boone, LLP in Houston, met Harvey when they served together on the board of trustees of the United Way of Greater Houston. Liberato said he is sensitive to the needs of the underprivileged. This makes him the ideal candidate to represent the city, she said.

“He has not only a unique background, but also incredible sensitivity and sensibilities about the business community and the nonprofit community,” Liberato said. “You put all those things together and he’s like the Renaissance man of the various components of the Houston personality.”

Excerpted from the Houston Business Journal, February 21, 2013. To view full article, click here.

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