On Friday, June 10th, 2016, nearly 70 guests gathered together for “Conversations with Jamey Rootes”, the second of three luncheons hosted by The Women’s Home this year featuring interesting Houstonians. The event took place at Tony’s on Richmond – Restaurateur Tony Vallone’s premier destination for innovative fine dining in Houston for more than 50 years. Guests dined on a wonderful meal that included Bosc Pear Salad, Salmon al Limone, Chicken Fancese, and Tuxedo Cake in the restaurant’s hip, modern San Remo Room.
Jamey Rootes, President of the Houston Texans, was the special guest speaker at the event. Rootes is responsible for all business functions of the Houston Texans franchise. Since joining the Texans, he has overseen the team’s efforts to secure stadium naming rights and sponsorship, coordinated radio and TV broadcasting relationships, engineered the club’s successful ticket and suite sales campaigns, led the creation and launch of the team’s identity and developed the team’s highly-acclaimed customer service strategy.
Former defensive back of the Houston Oilers, Willie J. Alexander, served as moderator. He is currently the Principal and President of W.J. Alexander & Associates, P.C., a full-service employee benefits consulting, property & casualty, and insurance brokerage firm. Mr. Alexander began his career playing defensive back for the Houston Oilers from 1971-1980. His entrepreneurial skills were developed after seven years as a lead broker for several major insurance companies specializing in life insurance, group health insurance and estate preservation. He established his own firm in 1981.
This dynamic duo had our attendees engaged from beginning to end. Together, they discussed topics ranging from Rootes’ origin in helping establish the Columbus Crew – a startup major league soccer team who not only won games, but positivity influenced the community – to his current roles as President of the Houston Texans and Chairman of Board of Directors for the Greater Houston Partnership. Rootes highlighted Houston’s endless potential as the 4th largest city in America and gateway to the country’s emerging third coast.
Rootes and Alexander emphasized that Houston’s diversity, wealth of opportunity, and passionate citizens make it a desirable place to live. They both believe Houston is a place where people can start new journeys and offers endless opportunities for the future. Their message encapsulates the mission of The Women’s Home, who seeks to offer women a helping hand as they build whole lives.