A Message from the President

Dear Fellow Alumni,

I am privileged and humbled to write to all of you as the new President of the HBS Club of Houston. Special thanks to outgoing President Marc Sharpe for his tireless leadership over the Club over the past 12 months. Marc has been a selfless volunteer and tremendous servant to our local alumni and we owe him a debt of gratitude. Thank you Marc! As we look forward our new Club Chairman Murray Air has been a fantastic leader already and I look forward to working with him, the Board and my Officers this year.

HBS has had a profound impact on me, personally and professionally. The relationships formed at HBS and in the nine years since my graduation have given me a deep appreciation for the strength of our alumni network and the many ways HBS can positively impact communities globally. I feel very grateful to be associated with my Section, my Class, and all of you. We are all blessed to be associated with this incredible institution, and I believe we bear a lifelong responsibility to represent our institution and each other with dignity and respect.

The Mission of HBS - to educate leaders who make a difference in the world - does not end upon graduation. While the local alumni clubs have many objectives, perhaps the most important one is to provide opportunities for alumni to remain connected to the School and each other.

I have goals within three overlapping themes for the upcoming year -

  1. Connectivity
    • To provide multiple opportunities every month to create and deepen relationships within our Greater Houston alumni population. We are committed to offering programming which is diverse by venue, location, interest focus and participant size.
  2. Development
    • To provide opportunities for learning, knowledge exchange and intellectual enrichment via the Executive Luncheon Series ("ELS") and other forums
  3. Service
    • To participate together in charitable activities in the Greater Houston community via HBS Community Partners and other coordinated volunteer efforts.

I am excited to announce that Past Mayor of Houston Annise Parker has agreed to be the keynote speaker for the first ELS on September 15th. In the coming weeks my Officer team and I will be releasing more details on Fall 2016 programming. If you have any suggestions on programming or ways we can better serve our local communities, please reach out. This is your Club and I want to ensure it serves and engages as many of you as possible.

Tomorrow I look forward to meeting with many of you at Dean Nohria's visit to Houston. Membership details are below and you will be able to sign up tomorrow at the Dean's visit (or here). Early Bird pricing is available and those who sign up before July 30th will be eligible for a free membership giveaway.


Kapil Mathur
President - Harvard Business School Club of Houston

For additional information or assistance contact our club administrator, Michelle Martin, anytime at info@hbsclubhouston.com. Thank you!

Board of Directors: Club Officers:
Murray Air (MBA 1976), Chairman  
Kapil Mathur (MBA 2007), President  
John Fossum (MBA 2014) Farah Ahmed (MBA 2015)
Bill Le Sage (MBA 1977) Mike Dillon (MBA 2007)
Dave Miller (MBA 1973) Vik Kalra (MBA 2008)
Paula Ann Miller (OPM 42) Kush Mathur (MBA 2014)
Boyd Montgomery (MBA 1974) Beth Rivera (MBA 1998)
Ray Reza (MBA 1995) Jorge Roberts (MBA 2007)
Marc Sharpe (MBA 1998) Jesus Terrones (MBA 2008)
Malcolm Waddell (MBA 1979) Matt Zachman (MBA 2016)
Breakfast Forum: Community Partners:
John Fossum (MBA 2014)
Margaret Regan (MBA 1982)

Club Administration:
Michelle Martin
Kelly Huff
Kim Winkelmayer (MBA 1997)