The Season of Thankfulness

The holidays always bring me a sense of thankfulness. Yes, I’m always thankful for my family, my freedom, my friends and the many opportunities and blessings that God has afforded me, but this time of year, my spirit is more humble, and my gratitude for life more top of mind. Perhaps it’s all those...

People and Politics

  As we finish up third quarter, business is looking good in the Bend. In this issue, we celebrate some major milestones in our community from the one millionth fan in the seventh ranked entertainment venue in the world when it comes to ticket sales to a city ma- nager receiving a national award for...

Fort Bend’s Future

In this issue, we focus on the future of Fort Bend. First up, Sugar Land. With the inclusion of two business leaders, Naushad Kermally and Stewart Jacobson, to Sugar Land City Council, these new kids on the block bring a wealth of community involvement and leadership to the city’s governing board. We live...

Next Steps

This issue is all about what we do after what we did. For Fort Bend Community CEO Dee Koch, it is all about engagement here and abroad.  We also talk to Fort Bend ISD Communications expert Veronica Sopher about ways to engage inside of our school district and in our children’s school. For the Fort Bend...

Unique Views From An Ever-Changing County

Our goal each issue is to provide unique views and information – stories you may not often see. This issue is no different as we highlight an emerging leader in Malisha Patel, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Herman Sugar Land and Memorial Herman Southwest. Look for Malisha to do even more great...

Politics and Presidents

  It’s been an interesting and revealing few weeks in Fort Bend.  As a community, we have experienced several milestone moments, ones that will not only be prominent footnotes in history, but ones that will be instrumental in shaping our future. While we have seen much change politically in our...

Business in the Bend

Welcome to the first edition of Fort Bend CEO. We are proud to bring you something unique in Fort Bend County. Every other month, we will provide exclusive articles designed for current chief executive officers, those who will soon join their ranks and those who just want to read one-of-a-kind articles about...

Partnerships in the Final Frontier

Recently, I had the honor to attend a Downtown Houston Rotary luncheon and hear three amazing speakers from NASA:  NASA Director Mark Geyer, Colonel Walter Cunningham, Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 7 Mission and the third human in space, and Commander Randolph Bresnik, Commander and Flight Engineer of...