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To date, Houston Scholars have won $111.1 million scholarship dollars from Houston partner colleges and universities.


The generosity of The Brown Family Foundation, Inc., The Houston Endowment, Inc. and The Kresge Foundation allowed Posse to expand to Houston. We were eager to bring the Posse movement to Texas and to a city with one of the country’s largest public school systems.

Posse is grateful to the teachers, counselors and community leaders of Houston, who help us identify incredible high school students. We especially thank our partner colleges and universities for their investments in the program and belief in the promise of Posse Scholars.

Posse Houston Staff

Zakiya Thomas, Director
Halle Dure, Senior Trainer
Celine Gandingco, Senior Trainer
Yuliza Lara, Trainer
Reine Lucas, Program Director
Crystal Orazu, Assistant to the Director
Hannah Randall, Development Officer
Stephany Ruelas, Program Coordinator

Houston Advisory Board

Jason Jacobs, Partner and DEI Talent Acquisition Leader, Deloitte, Advisory Board Chair

Erin Asprec, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
James P. Baker, Managing Director & Global Co-Head of Investment Banking & Capital Markets, Piper Sandler
Bill Benitez, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
Bo Cassidy, Regional President, Quanta
Savannah Friedkin, Creative Development Director, The Friedkin Group
Raynaldo Gonzalez, Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
James P. Loucks, Managing Director, AON Risk Solutions
Khalid Muslih, Chief Executive Officer, Manchester Energy
Carmen Ng, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sysco Corporation
Sabrina L. Olvera, Texas A&M University Posse Alum (Houston); Engineer II, Zachry Group
Dan Pickering, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Pickering Energy Partners
Ali Rami, Colby College Posse Alum (Houston); Solutions Architect, Eastern Communications LTD
Stephen Reed, Senior VP and Commercial Middle Market Director, Amarillo National Bank
Patti Wilkie Proietti, Principal, Global Employer Services, Deloitte Tax LLP
Forrest E. Wylie, Chairman & President, Wylie Ventures

Houston Partner Colleges and Universities

Contact Posse Houston

2777 Allen Parkway
Suite 850
Houston, TX 77019
Tel: (832) 397-5399
Fax: (832) 397-5398
 [email protected]

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