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“The Super Bowl and Beyond” – Perspectives and projections for the future of Houston to capitalize on the growth spurred from improvements made to maximize the Super Bowl experience.

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Janis Burke

Houston Sports Authority 

In 2006, Janis Burke, CEO of the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority became the third chief executive and first woman to hold the position since the inception of the organization in 1997.  In addition to overseeing the billion dollars of bond debt service for Houston’s premiere, professional sports stadiums, under her leadership, Houston has been awarded major sporting events to include:  Olympic Trials, numerous National and World Championships, AAU Junior Olympics, All Star Games, Transplant Games of America, and a variety of elite collegiate events.  The Sports Authority was named Sports Commission of the Year by the 750-member National Association of Sports Commissions.  Burke has been recognized locally by Conference USA and Rice University for her outstanding contributions and achievements as a woman in the Houston sports industry, identified as a Houston “Woman on the Move,” named one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women,” and in 2015 received the Industry Impact Award from Sam Houston State University, Community Impact Award from the World Youth Foundation, and the Impact Performer Award by the Greater Houston Prep Academy. 


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Peter McStravick
Houston First Corporation

Peter McStravick manages the development and implementation of entrepreneurial and business development opportunities (new and existing) for Houston First Corporation.

Previously, he has been Houston First's point person in implementing corporate strategy at the Hilton Americas-Houston and was responsible for all aspects of the Houston Convention Center Hotel Corporation's operations, from 2001 to 2011.

Peter serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Houston Botanic Garden, an Emeritus Board Member for the Houston Arts Foundation and serves on the Advisory Council of the Houston Arts Alliance.

He received a degree in finance from the University of Houston.

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Mike Waterman
Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Mike Waterman became president of the GHCVB in May 2015. The hospitality veteran, with more than 26 years in the industry, also serves as executive vice president of Houston First Corp.

Waterman joined the GHCVB/HFC from Marriott International, where he served as vice president of sales for the Southwest region overseeing 100 properties, including a grouping of Marriott hotels in Los Angeles' convention district known as L.A. Live.

Waterman has held a series of executive positions with Marriott International over the last 14 years and has been promoted five times during that period. Prior to that, he held director positions with Marriott affiliated properties from Chicago to Baltimore since 1993.

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“The Super Bowl and Beyond” – Perspectives and projections for the future of Houston to capitalize on the growth spurred from improvements made to maximize the Super Bowl experience.


  • When

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • The Grove
    1611 Lamar Street
    Houston, Texas 77010

  • Capacity

  • 200 (82 remaining)

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