Celebrating 60 years of unwavering commitment and service to the city’s hospitality industry, the Houston Hospitality Alliance (HHA), an independent trade organization formerly known as the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, is proud to announce the appointment of HHA’s inaugural president, Jonathan Horowitz. As a seasoned leader in the hospitality sector, Horowitz brings a wealth of invaluable experience to guide the organization toward an even brighter future. In his multifaceted role as HHA President, Horowitz will serve as a pivotal link between the public, esteemed members of the organization and the HHA board, all while actively advancing HHA’s long-standing mission to invigorate Houston’s diverse and thriving hospitality and tourism industry.
Horowitz boasts an impressive track record of success, having served in leadership roles at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company, Legacy Restaurants (Original Ninfa’s and Antone’s Po-Boys), and Lasco Enterprises (The Tasting Room and MAX’s Wine Dive), in addition to founding Convive Hospitality Consulting, through which he provides full-service support to launch and grow hospitality concepts. Along with nearly two decades of expertise in Houston’s hospitality industry, he also brings more than a decade of experience serving on not-for-profit boards, including the Art Colony Association and the Greater Houston Restaurant Association, including as board president from 2016 to 2018. Horowitz is currently serving a one-year term as chair of the board for the Texas Restaurant Association.
The Houston Hospitality Alliance extends heartfelt gratitude to its dedicated board members who work tirelessly to represent and highlight the diversity of the hospitality and tourism industry in America’s fourth-largest city. Horowitz joins current board members, including Reginald L. Martin, Jr., Dennis Doherty, Tom Segesta, Kim Davis, Jackie Wallace, Stephanie Haynes, James Batt, and Connie Cochran, as they collectively become the face and leading voices of HHA. Together, they are steadfast in their commitment to promoting Houston’s flourishing hospitality industry locally, nationally and globally while nurturing stronger connections between the local industry and the greater Houston community.