HBJ reveals honorees for 2020 Most Admired CEO Award, inaugural Business Impact Awards
This article originally featured on the Houston Business Journal website.
The Houston Business Journal announced its Most Admired CEO honorees for 2020 and will host its first-ever Business Impact Awards.
In selecting our CEO honorees, a panel of judges looked for characteristics such as contribution to company success, civic involvement, career achievement and more. Our Most Admired CEOs are broken up by for-profit and nonprofit categories. The honorees represent several of Houston’s prominent industries, with CEOs from health care systems, real estate companies, charter schools, hospitality companies, builders, colleges and more.
The judges selected 31 for-profit leaders and 19 nonprofit leaders for this year’s award. The 50 honorees will be recognized in a special section of HBJ’s Aug. 21 weekly edition and at a virtual event via a live stage on Aug. 20 from 2-3 p.m. The event will also honor Kenneth Guidry as the event’s first-ever Most Admired CEO Lifetime Achievement award recipient.
This year’s judges were HBJ Editor-in-Chief Giselle Greenwood; Brian Greene, president and CEO at Houston Food Bank; Jonathan Newton, partner at Baker McKenzie LLP; and Robert Reedy, managing partner at Porter Hedges LLP.
This year’s event will also introduce the Business Impact Awards, which recognizes companies that have taken extraordinary measures to assist their employees or community during the Covid-19 pandemic. The recipients are:
- Baker Tilly
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
- Combined Arms
- Construction Concepts
- Gulf Coast Distillers
- Hilton Americas — Houston
- Medical Bridges
- Oaks Cleaners
- Pariveda Solutions
- Premier Coil Solutions
- The Arts of Healing
- Vanguard Cleaning Systems