The Woodlands Business March 2016
HOUSTON METHODIST THE WOODLANDS HOSPITAL NAMES KERRIE GUERRERO VP AND CNO
Kerrie Guerrero, vice president of operations at Houston Methodist Hospital, has been selected as vice president and chief nursing officer for Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. Guerrero will start her new job on July 1.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to serve as the CNO at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital,” Guerrero said. “I look forward to being on the team that brings Houston Methodist values, high-quality care and high patient satisfaction to The Woodlands community.”
Guerrero has worked within Houston Methodist for more than 11 years and has served in various leadership roles in many different clinical areas, including PACU, cardiology, IMU, pre-admit testing, AOD, outpatient lab and orthopedics, acute care, VIP/international unit and the Emergency Department.
Kerrie earned her B.S.N. from Texas Woman’s University and her M.S.N./M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. She recently graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She is married and has three children.
Debra Sukin, regional senior vice president and chief executive officer of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital said, “Kerrie will play a critical role in building the clinical leadership team and laying the foundation of our values, which is paramount in building the new hospital.”
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital will open in 2017.
WENDY LAMBIE ELECTED TO BOARD OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION OF MC
Attorney Wendy Lambie of The Strong Firm P.C., has been elected to the board of directors of The Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County (CREAM) as second vice president officer.
As an associate attorney, Lambie’s areas of practice focus on real estate, in-depth experience in oil and gas matters with special emphasis on title issues, and estate planning and probate. She received her Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law and is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Lambie is also a member of The Woodlands Bar Association and Houston Bar Association.
CREAM is a nonprofit group comprised of diverse individuals involved in the practice of commercial real estate or who provide services to the commercial real estate profession in Montgomery County. It promotes economic development to prospective businesses and developers, furthers the education of its members in the field of commercial real estate through informative programming, and engages in charitable activities that benefit county residents.
“We are extremely proud of Wendy’s election as second vice president to the board of CREAM,” said attorney Bret L. Strong, founder and managing shareholder of The Strong Firm. “It is a valuable organization and her service underscores her commitment to community and the local business environment.”
CHI ST. LUKE’S HEALTH LEADING THE CHARGE FOR MC UNITED WAY ANNUAL COLLECTION DRIVES
Montgomery County United Way holds two annual collection drives: the “Socks and Undies” drive for children returning to school and the “Coats and Mittens” drive providing youth and adults warmth in the cold winter months. These collection efforts benefit thousands of Montgomery County residents each year.
The “Socks and Undies” drive, held last summer, was a huge success providing new socks and underwear to approximately 1,500 Montgomery County school children. This was largely thanks to the incredible generosity of the CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands and Lakeside Hospitals’ staff, as they collected the most items. This year’s “Coats and Mittens” drive was also a tremendous success collecting close to 1,300 items of winter clothing for Montgomery County residents in need. The CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands and Lakeside Hospitals’ staff were the leading contributors to that drive as well.
“We are happy to participate in the Coats and Mittens Drive and help Montgomery County residents in need,” said David G. Argueta, president, CHI St. Luke’s Health– The Woodlands, Lakeside, Springwoods Village Hospitals. “At CHI St. Luke’s Health, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve. It’s very humbling to know that many adults and children will be able to stay warm during these winter months thanks to these donations and the work that United Way does throughout the community.”
SPRING COMMUNITY OF HARMONY CONTINUES GROWTH
The Spring master-planned community of Harmony is nearing completion of its newest amenity, The Thicket, where residents will enjoy a multi-purpose recreation center, resort-style pool with beach entry and lap lanes, open green space and a shady playground.
Opening this summer at the corner of Rayford Road and Allegro Drive, the sprawling, tree-lined setting also will feature a splash pad, open lawn and ample on-site parking while the 5,100-square-foot recreation center will house an exercise room, meeting room and great room for events.
Harmony residents currently enjoy a resort-style pool, splash pad, covered pavilion, shady playground and open green space in the community’s Barefoot Park where a multi-use sport court and two new tennis courts are being added.
“Opening a second aquatics and recreation experience is a big plus for our residents,” notes Harmony general manager Bob Douglas. “Both are walking distance or a short bike ride from most of our new homes.”
The fast-growing community by Johnson Development Corp. offers new homes from the $250s – $600s by Ashton Woods, Darling Homes, Highland Homes, Perry Homes, Taylor Morrison, Village Builders and Westin Homes with 13 model homes open daily. Harmony also will be home to high-end, two- and three-bedroom townhomes by CastleRock Communities.
Harmony offers two on-site early childhood education centers, a newly opened H-E-B at the community’s entrance, schools in the highly acclaimed Conroe ISD and coming soon, direct access to the extended Grand Parkway from Rayford Road.
JOHN WALKER JOINS BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION
John Walker, director of golf course maintenance at Bentwater Yacht and Country Club in Montgomery, was appointed to the board of directors of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) at the association’s annual meeting in San Diego. He previously served as superintendent at Blackhorse Golf Club in Cypress; Shadow Hawk Country Club and Houstonian Country Club in Richmond, Inwood Forest Golf and Country Club in Houston; and Weston Lakes Country Club in Fulshear. A 29-year member of GCSAA, Walker is a member and former president of both the South Texas GCSA and the Lone Star GCSA. He is also a member and serves on the board of directors of the Texas Turfgrass Association.
Walker and his wife, Sharon, have four grandchildren, Haley, Blayne, Clay and Presley, and reside in Katy.
THE WOODLANDS AREA EDP GIVES ECONOMIC UPDATE AND STATE OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP
The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) recently held its Quarterly Partner Luncheon at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center on Jan. 19. Guests first heard from Dr. Ed Robb, chairman of The Woodlands Township board of directors with special presentation, “The State of The Township.” His focus on the achievements The Woodlands has seen and will continue to enjoy gave encouragement to all in attendance. The following speaker was Patrick Jankowski, regional economist and vice president of research for the Greater Houston Partnership. His regional update provided a candid observation of the economic environment that can be viewed as a balance of “Pollyanna” and “Pessimist.”
For the past 11 years, the EDP has held its luncheons for partners in order to keep them informed of important issues facing businesses today. Past topics have included Economic Development, Regionalism, State of Education, Law Enforcement Update, Center for Houston’s Future Scenarios 2040, Anadarko’s Current and Future Projects, State Economic Development and Tourism, Banking Executives Update, Life Science Update, State of our Economy, Local Tourism and Healthcare.
Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership, said, “The State of The Township was a wonderful way to begin the new year. Dr. Robb, as the newly elected chairman, shared his commitment to leadership for this great community. Patrick Jankowski followed with a regional economic update. Patrick’s ability to share very complex information in such an accurate but entertaining way makes him a highly sought-after speaker.”
MEMORIAL HERMANN THE WOODLANDS GOES RED FOR WOMEN
February is Heart Month and staff at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital wore red on Friday, Feb. 5 for the American Heart Association’s (AHA) National Wear Red Day – “Go Red for Women.” All Memorial Hermann staff throughout the region were encouraged to wear red to bring awareness to women’s heart health. According to the AHA, heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it’s 80 percent preventable.
THE WOODLANDS DEVELOPMENT CO. ANNOUNCES CORPORATE SHUTTLE SERVICE IN HUGHES LANDING
The Woodlands Development Company has announced a Preferred Executive Transportation Partnership with C&S Executive Transportation for The Woodlands Concierge Program, an exclusive service available to select corporate tenants and their employees. Along with using the shuttles for its concierge program, The Woodlands will also utilize the transportation services of C&S for other business purposes.
Overseen by Howard Hughes Management Services Company, The Woodlands Concierge Program offers tenants of its managed properties exclusive concierge services, including scheduling transportation through C&S, business vendors, conference facilities, luxury hotels, short-term housing, entertainment venues, restaurants, personal services and more.
Through The Woodlands Concierge Program, C&S provides complimentary lunch time shuttle service weekdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Hughes Landing, a 66-acre mixed use development. The shuttle transports riders from the five Class A office buildings and the Embassy Suites by Hilton to Restaurant Row at Hughes Landing.
“We are pleased to announce our partnership with C&S Executive Transportation in The Woodlands. Combining premier concierge services with premier executive transportation service creates another great amenity for our tenants,” said Jim Carman, vice president of master planned communities commercial development for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The free lunch shuttle service for employees and guests of Hughes Landing is an added benefit for those working and visiting the 66-acre lifestyle destination.”
C&S Executive Transportation is an award-winning, minority-owned family business based in The Woodlands area. Founded in 1989 by Carlos and Rosy Calderon, the company’s commitment to excellence, high quality service and safety has allowed it to grow into one of Houston’s top executive transportation service providers. The company is co-managed by three sons: Frank Calderon, Roberto MiQuel and Juan-Carlos MiQuel.
“We are excited to service Hughes Landing in The Woodlands,” said company co-founder Carlos Calderon. “Our strong work ethic and reputation has enabled us to continue to service and respond to the transportation needs of the business community and local residents. We continue to adapt and develop technology to improve and streamline the way we do business with our clients and pride ourselves in attention to detail.”
CONROE ISD RECOGNIZES SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
The Conroe Independent School District joined other districts across the state in January to celebrate the countless contributions of school board members. The seven members of the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees work tirelessly and devote hundreds of volunteer hours to lead the district’s students to success.
“I am truly honored for this opportunity to stand in front of you tonight on behalf of Conroe ISD’s administrators, educators, staff members and students to show thanks and gratitude for all you do,” stated Dr. Tamika Taylor, principal of Travis Intermediate School, at the board meeting on Jan. 19. “With unselfish effort, you volunteer your time and talents to children, to learning, and to the community while continuing to strive for improvement, excellence, and educational progress in our schools.”
“Although the month of January commemorates the School Board appreciation, we appreciate everything you throughout the school year each and every day,” said Taylor.
The Board of Trustees received a standing ovation at the conclusion of Taylor’s remarks. Members of the board include John Husbands, president; Scott Kidd, first vice president; Datren Williams, second vice president; Melanie Bush, secretary; Ray Sanders, immediate past president; Jessica Powell and Skeeter Hubert, trustees.