November Monthly Meeting

November 01, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Houston Racquet Club
10709 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
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When It’s an Emergency: Lessons in Leadership and Collaboration

Take Away Points from the Presentation:

  • Learn about lessons in leadership and collaboration during emergencies
  • Hear behind-the-scenes stories from recent disasters in Harris County
  • Learn about the Regional Joint Information Center and communications during disasters
  • Discover why the County Judge is in charge of homeland security and emergency management
  • Learn about Houston TranStar, the region’s traffic and emergency management center


As Houston comes together during this time of disaster recovery, join us in supporting the future communications industry workforce development with the Public Relations Foundation of Houston at PRSA Houston's monthly luncheon featuring Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. Proceeds from the event go towards the PRFH's scholarship fund to undergraduates and graduates studying the communications profession. This luncheon is special event to raise funds for scholarships including a special HARVEY VICTORS scholarship for a 2018-2019 recipient.

The event is supported by many other local communications and outreach organizations joining for a cause to help these students get back to their educational goals. We hope that you will support our efforts by attending the event or donating online at Our event luncheon sponsorship is available for $1,000.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Silver Level Sponsor - $1,000

  • Logo recognition as luncheon sponsor on homepage for one month.
  • Logo in pre-luncheon AV presentation.
  • E-newsletter - Logo with link to your website on all Houston Chapter e-newsletters sent to over 3100 subscribers.
  • Social Media - Company name mentioned in PRSA Houston social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) for events and monthly luncheon PSA’s.
  • Three (3) seats at the luncheon to fill as you wish.
  • Recognition during announcements/opening remarks by the PRSA President.
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials to all luncheon attendees at a dedicated table.


 Speaker: Harris County Judge, Edward M. Emmett

Edward M. Emmett became Harris County Judge on March 6, 2007.
A member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987, Judge Emmett was chairman of the Committee on Energy, a member of the Transportation Committee, and represented the state on numerous national committees relating to energy and transportation policy.
In 1989, President George H. W. Bush nominated Emmett as a Commissioner at the Interstate Commerce Commission. After being confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate, Judge Emmett served on the commission for three years.
Judge Emmett has received international recognition for his work in transportation and logistics policy. He was named Transportation Person of the Year by Transportation Clubs International and one of the Top 20 Logistics Professionals by Logistics Forum.
County Judge Emmett, working with the county commissioners, manages the nation's third largest county. He also is director of Harris County's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, chairman of the Harris County Juvenile Board and chairman of the Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee.
Judge Emmett attended Bellaire High School. He graduated from Rice University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974 with a Master of Public Affairs degree.
Judge Emmett has received numerous awards and honors, including Distinguished Alumnus of Rice University, the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and the Presidential Call to Service Award.
Judge Emmett and his wife, Gwen, have been married for 42 years and have four children and 13 grandchildren.


$40.00 Members
$47.00 after 5:00 pm October 27

$47.00 Guests
$52.00 after 5:00 pm October 27

$26.00 Student Ticket

$1,000.00 Silver Level Sponsors