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  • The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber launched in February 2016 under the leadership of the Chamber Steering Committee.  We appreciate the leadership and tireless dedication of each member of the Steering Committee and the support for the vision, mission and work to lay a strong foundation for the Chamber. 
     
    In recognition of the tremendous contributions from this group, each person is recognized as part of the Chamber's Founding Leadership Council (FLC). The FLC serves as a source of expertise and institutional knowledge that is crucial to the long-term success of the Chamber.  Many members on the FLC continue to serve in various capacities within the Chamber.  
  • Founding Leadership Council

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

    Tammi is the Founder & Principal Consultant for EnFocus Strategies, which supports clients through high-quality training and consulting services focused on public affairs and LGBTQ diversity & inclusion.  She currently serves as the Vice-Chair/Chair Elect for the Chamber.  In addition, she is involved in other organizations including on the board of the Mayor's LGBTQ Advisory Board, Hollyfield Foundation, Montrose Management District and Victory Fund Campaign Board.  In 2017, she was recognized as OutSmart Magazine’s Gayest & Greatest Reader's Choice Awards for Female Business Person.  Tammi was named Female Grand Marshal of the Houston Pride Parade in 2011 in recognition of her leadership and activism in the LGBTQ community.  

  • 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 as the Chair of the Board for the Chamber.  In addition, Gary is 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 Male Grand Marshal of the Houston Pride Parade, in recognition of his volunteerism, fundraising, and activism.

  • Roy Alvarez, Jr.

    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.

     

  • A.J. Mistretta

    A.J. is a Vice President of LBPR managing restaurant and hospitality public relations in the Houston region. He previously served as director of public relations for Visit Houston and prior to that was an award-winning journalist for newspapers and magazines in Texas and Louisiana.  A.J. is a board member of the Chamber.  In addition, he is a member of the Mayor Sylvester Turner’s LGBT Advisory Board and is a former board member of Lambda NextGen Houston and Outreach United. He is also a contributing editor for MyGayHouston.com.

     

  • 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.