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On February 21st, the Houston City Council approved Brenda Bazan as the new president and chief executive officer of Houston First Corporation, the organization that oversees the city’s convention center and performing arts venues.

Bazan was Mayor Sylvester Turner’s choice to fill the position previously held by Dawn Ullrich, who was dismissed on February 13, 2018.

Bazan originally joined Houston First in 2011 and most recently served as the organization’s chief financial officer.

In a press release, Bazan said, “It’s an honor to be selected by Mayor Turner and confirmed by Houston City Council. The Houston First model is the first of its kind in the destination marketing industry and has achieved record successes across the organization, including sales, tourism, marketing and public relations.”

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