FINANCE DIVISION
Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Hazelton

Jennifer Hazelton, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Hazelton has served as chief financial officer of the Rodeo since 2004. She is responsible for overseeing all accounting and finance operations of the organization.

Prior to joining the Rodeo, she served as the chief financial officer for GSA Management, managing technical support and compliance for real estate and venture capital funds. She also spent five years at MBNA America as an assistant vice president. Hazelton started her career at Arthur Andersen and is a certified public accountant.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and is an active volunteer and/or board member of several organizations, including Neuhaus Education Center, Small Steps Nurturing Center and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. She also serves on the board of the National Scholarship Providers Association and was Houston Business Journal’s 2013 CFO of the Year: Nonprofit.

Senior Director, Controller Katie Grahmann
Director, Accounting Operations Denise McCoy
Associate, Accounting Operations Amanda McGuire
Senior Manager, Accounts Receivable Pam Green
Associate, Accounts Receivable Jackie Tassel
Associate, Accounts Receivable Stannicia Reddick
Director, Financial Reporting Carolyn LaRue
Senior Accountant Candice Lacombe
Senior Associate, Accounting Projects Amber Stephens
Manager, Accounts Payable Karen Koepke
Senior Assistant, Finance Kayla Montoya
OFFICE SERVICES
Manager, Mail Center Jerrad Darty
Associate, Mail Center Kris Milburn
Senior Associate, Front Desk Allie Bradley
PURCHASING
Director, Purchasing and Procurement John Dickey

MISSION DIVISION
Chief Mission Officer Chris Boleman

Chris Boleman

Chief Mission Officer

In his role as chief mission officer, Chris Boleman oversees all activities related to the mission of the Rodeo, including the livestock shows, horse shows, auctions, educational exhibits, sponsorships and educational programs. Boleman joined the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2017 as the executive director of Agricultural Competitions and Exhibits.

Prior to joining the Rodeo staff, he served as the State Leader for Texas 4-H from 2008 to 2017, where he was responsible for leading the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Boleman holds a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree from Texas A&M University, and has received leadership education certificates from Harvard University and The University of Texas. He has also authored more than 100 research and educational manuscripts.

Senior Executive Assistant Darlene Lively
Agricultural Education, Exhibits & Competitions
Senior Director, Agricultural Education, Exhibits & Competitions Julie Bass
ATTRACTIONS & COMPETITIONS
Director, Attractions & Competitions Laura Lambert
Coordinator, Attractions & Competitions Angela Gutierrez
EXHIBITS & EVENTS
Senior Manager, Exhibits & Events Amanda Schlatre
Coordinator, Exhibits and Events Aaron Ortega
HORSE SHOW
Director, Horse Show Stacy Scott
Coordinator, Horse Show Deanna Johnson
LIVESTOCK COMPETITIONS
Director, Livestock Competitions Karl Hengst
Senior Coordinator, Livestock Show Alisa Luckey
Coordinator, Livestock Show Kyle Walker
Senior Coordinator, Calf Scramble Kim Wilson
Auction & Donor Management
Director, Auction & Donor Management Dana Barton
Manager, Auction & Donor Management Bridget O’Brien
Coordinator, Auctions & Donors Taylor Garcia
Coordinator, Auctions & Donors Sarah Quiroz
Educational Programs
Senior Director, Educational Programs Amy Moroney
Manager, Grant Program Katelyn Scates
Manager, Scholarship Programs Jamie Voskamp
Specialist, Alumni & Scholar Relations Kimberly Lee
Sponsorship, Business & Corporate Development
Senior Director, Sponsorship, Business & Corporate Development Amber Burda
Manager, Corporate Sponsorship Account Executive Brian Hayes
Manager, Corporate Sponsorship Account Executive Noah Donnenfield
Coordinator, Partnership Strategies & Fulfillment Sam Delaney
Associate, Partnership Strategies & Fulfillment Nikki Nelson

SHOW OPERATIONS DIVISION
Chief Show Operations Officer Mike DeMarco

Mike DeMarco

Chief Show Operations Officer

Mike DeMarco joined the Rodeo in 1990 as an assistant manager in the Operations Department and was named executive director of operations in 2004. In his role as chief show operations officer, DeMarco manages all aspects of Rodeo operations, event planning, buildings and grounds, and safety and security.

He attended the University at Buffalo and Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business for administration.

DeMarco is a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Montgomery County Fair Association. He is also a lifetime director of the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo and is a member of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, the International Association of Venue Managers and the Main Street Coalition Executive Board.

Director, Operations Kyle Olsen
Director, Show Operations Security and Safety John Presley
Manager, Logistics Services Lindsay Klein
Coordinator, Logistics Services Michael Davlos
Manager, Operations Dalinda Cauble
Coordinator, Bar-B-Que Committee Operations Jennifer Clark
Coordinator, Bar-B-Que Operations & Contestant Services Karla Moya
Buildings & Grounds
Director, Buildings & Grounds Greg Golightly
Manager, Buildings & Grounds Bobby Richardson
Senior Coordinator, Buildings & Grounds Kim Cornelius
Manager, Event Services Alex Briano
Manager, Facility Services Brett Haney
Coordinator, Facility & Event Services Lindsay Lell
Manager, Warehouse Operations Jason Wilson
Carpenter/Welder/Equipment Operator Peter Shaw
Carpenter/Maintenance Mechanic Glenn Cessna
Carpenter Ricky Franke
Carpenter Iggie Revear
Maintenance Mechanic/Painter Larry Bostick
Maintenance Mechanic/Painter Nelson Moz
Painter/Drywall Technician Hayward Rice
Welder/Operator Lee Edwards
Welder/Operator Wayne Norman
Event Planning
Director, Event Planning Abbie Goldberg
Manager, Event Operations Annie Mayer
Manager, Hospitality Services Lee Kemmerling
Coordinator, Event Planning Maddie Schrang
Assistant, Hospitality Services Carolyn James

STRATEGIC PLANNING DIVISION
Chief Strategic Planning Officer Peter McStravick

Peter McStravick

Chief Strategic Planning Officer

In his role as chief strategic planning officer, Peter McStravick is responsible for the execution of short-term and long-term strategy for the Rodeo. He oversees major capital projects and strategic initiatives across the organization, developing planning processes that incorporate financial analysis while communicating assumptions, risks and key success factors.

Previously, he served as chief development officer at the Houston First Corporation. As a member of the executive leadership team, McStravick was responsible for developing and implementing strategic projects and business opportunities. Under his leadership, his team spearheaded the transformation of the George R. Brown Convention Center and Avenida de las Americas into Avenida Houston. He was also responsible for developing, building and operating the first hotel at the convention center.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and is involved in several volunteer organizations, including the Houston Arts Alliance and Houston Botanic Garden.


TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
Chief Technology Officer Andy Sloan

Andy Sloan

Chief Technology Officer

Andy Sloan joined the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2000, serving as chief information officer. In his role as chief technology officer, he is responsible for the design, development and operation of all the computer systems used by the Rodeo during the Rodeo season and on a day-to-day basis.

He has more than 35 years of experience in information technology. Sloan came to the Rodeo from Landata Systems where he served as director of technical services and later as president. He also worked as a system engineer at Brown & Root and as a software developer at Enterprise Products Company.

Sloan grew up in the Houston area and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University.

Information Systems
Director, Information Systems Operations Steve Gumerman
Microsoft Systems Administrator Steve Clausen
LAN Administrator Allen Rountree
Senior Coordinator, Help Desk Support Randy Moore
Software Development
Director, Software Development Catherine Calvo
Senior Database Developer Shahzad Naseer
Database Developer Shoaib Ata
Senior Visual Studio Software Developer Majeed Arshad
Visual Studio Software Developer Marcia Apodaca
Visual Studio Software Developer Kevin Zhang
Visual Studio Software Developer Kevin Sherrill
Quality Assurance Analyst Julie Hacker

VOLUNTEER & HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION
Chief Volunteer & HR Officer Melinda Reeves

Melinda Reeves

Chief Volunteer & HR Officer

As chief volunteer and HR officer, Melinda Reeves is responsible for maintaining a positive and collaborative environment at the Rodeo. She oversees the Rodeo’s 120-plus staff and 35,000 volunteers, managing the hiring, training, professional development and performance evaluation processes. Reeves also oversees all internal communications across Rodeo staff and volunteers.

Prior to joining the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, she served as an executive vice president at Direct Energy and Centrica. As an EVP she was the Global Head of Organization Effectiveness and led Strategic HR Business Partnering for the Commercial Business Division. Reeves was responsible for leading a global team of HR partners, providing strategic consultation and developing talent capabilities, as well as leading global internal communications and culture transformation.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin, has received multiple HR certifications and serves on numerous boards, including LiftFund and the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council.

Director, Internal Communications Pegi Newhouse
Human Resources
Director, Human Resources Dana Seymour
Human Resources Generalist Jennifer Alvarado
Membership
Director, Membership Melissa Hernlund
Manager, Membership Katie Luckett
Coordinator, Membership Ashley Abston