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  • Formed in 2016, the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce Steering Committee was created by Chamber co-founders Tammi Wallace & Gary Wood. The purpose of the Steering Committee is to facilitate the formation of the Chamber as a tax-exempt, member-managed organization, dedicated to serving the LGBT and allied business community.

  • Chamber Leadership

  • Tammi C. Wallace
    Co-Founder/Co-Chair

    Tammi is the Founder and Principal Consultant for EnFocus Strategies.  Widely recognized as a strategist and thought partner, Tammi works with organizations on strategic counsel and high-quality consulting.  EnFocus Strategies is a management consulting and training firm offering strategic planning and project management services focused on advocacy/governmental relations, business development/start-up, nonprofit and minority business contracting as well as executive coaching.  

     

  • Gary W. Wood
    Co-Founder/Co-Chair

    Gary is the Founder & President of Integrus Solutions, a consulting firm that specializes in Business Analytics, Accounting & Finance, Information Technology, Engineering & Energy Services, and Mortgage Servicing Solutions.  He currently serves on the board of the Montrose Center and is president of Outreach United, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing a more positive awareness and understanding to the Houston GLBT community.  In 2010 Gary was named Grand Marshall of the Houston Pride Parade, in recognition of his volunteerism, fundraising, and activism.

     

  • Roy Alvarez

    Roy recently retired from HEB grocery retail company following 38 years in, managing IT desktop & administration support team, and is a lifetime HEB Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador. Currently he serves as president of Alvarez Business Solutions along with major interests in a home and business security firm and a business that manages operations for men’s health clinics. Roy is an active program facilitator for World Youth Foundation, volunteers on Montrose Center committees, HRC, and HEB’s Houston Seniors Retirement Club.

     

  • Samuel M. Jacobson

    Sam is a self-employed project and operations manager. He has over 30 years’ experience in operations, training, budgets and project implementation in various restaurants, institutional and corporate settings. He has an emphasis in social responsibility and diversity and inclusion components of an organization. Outside of his work, he shares his knowledge of diversity with a variety of organizations advancing education and arts, as well as those in the LGBT and Jewish communities.

     

  • Jonathan Marrs

    Jon is the Vice President for Client Engagement with Strategic Careers, a company operating in Houston for over 15 years. Strategic Careers specializes in technology consulting services and providing mid-to-senior level Information Technology (IT) professionals for their portfolio of clients. He is also the Director for the US division of Custerian, a company that consults with organizations on business transformation and customer experience. 

     

     

  • Jonathan Netek

    Jonathan is a designer and creative strategist with over 10 years in the advertising, marketing and communications industries. He has worked within large corporate environments (Edelman PR in NYC) as well as small to medium local businesses and startups. With ample experience in branding/identity, print and web design, he strives to keep the end user in mind in every design solution. He has also worked within the community on many of the events put on by Outreach United.

     

  • Tiffany Tosh

    Tiffany is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of REFUGE Marketing. Tiffany has almost 20 years of marketing experience with over 15 of them focussing on her passion, Digital Media and Marketing. At REFUGE, she oversees the Digital Division, which involves all aspects of Online Marketing including Social Media Management, Website Design and Development, Content Creation, Email Marketing and Advertising. In the past, she served on HRC's National Board of Governors and in several positions on the Houston Steering Committee, including three years as Gala Tri-Chair.