Chairman of the Board

Brady F. Carruth

Brady F. Carruth

Brady Carruth has deep ties to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. His father, Allen H. “Buddy” Carruth, was a Rodeo president and served as chairman of the board from 1979 to 1981. His mother, Ethel Carruth, was a past chairman and passionate supporter of the Rodeo’s School Art Committee.

Carruth first became a member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 1970. He joined the Lamb Auction Committee in 1982, working his way through the volunteer ranks to become chairman of the committee in 1996.

He was elected to the board of directors in 1991. In 1998, he was elected a Rodeo vice president, serving as officer in charge of the Ladies’ Go Texan, Ladies’ Season Box, School Art, Special Children’s and Western Art committees. Carruth has been a member of the Rodeo’s Executive Committee since 2013 and began his tenure as Chairman of the Board in 2020.

“It is truly an honor to be named as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo chairman of the board,” said Carruth. “The Rodeo has a powerful impact on Texas students, and I look forward to working with the volunteers and staff to continue the success of this great organization.”

Carruth currently serves as the president of Gulf Coast Capital Corp. and is heavily involved with several Houston-area organizations. He and his wife, Zane, live in Houston.


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Executive Committee

  • Gives aid and authority to the Rodeo officers and managers
  • Carries out the purpose & policies of the board of directors
  • Comprised of current Rodeo chairman of the board, all past presidents and chairmen of the board, and at least five board of director members

Vice Presidents

  • Elected by the board of directors
  • Elected for one-year terms, serving no more than three successive years
  • Serve as Rodeo representatives and officers in charge of assigned committees

Board of Directors

  • Responsible for the performance and operations of the Rodeo
  • Elects members to the Executive Committee and officers
  • Comprised of elected Rodeo members, vice presidents and current Rodeo president

Lifetime Directors

  • Selection for this position represents years of hard work put into the Rodeo
  • Nominated by the Nominating Committee and confirmed by a majority vote by the general membership

Ex-Officio Directors

  • Persons serving in public service, education, industry or business capacities elected to represent the Rodeo
  • Non-voting members of the board of directors