President & Executive Vice President,
Mike Waterman became president of the GHCVB in May 2015. The hospitality veteran, with more than 26 years in the industry, also serves as executive vice president of Houston First Corp.
Waterman joined the GHCVB/HFC from Marriott International, where he served as vice president of sales for the Southwest region overseeing 100 properties, including a grouping of Marriott hotels in Los Angeles’ convention district known as L.A. Live.
Waterman has held a series of executive positions with Marriott International over the last 14 years and has been promoted five times during that period. Prior to that, he held director positions with Marriott affiliated properties from Chicago to Baltimore since 1993.