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.


Chairman of the Board Elect

Pat Mann Phillips

Pat Mann PhillipsPat Mann Phillips was elected as the chairman of the board elect for 2023 and will work closely with Chairman of the Board Brady Carruth. She will become eligible for chairman of the board for the 2024 Rodeo. She first joined the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2001, and has volunteered with the Corral Club – Suites, Directions & Assistance, Jr. Rodeo, and Special Children’s committees. In 2009, she was the founding chair of the Tours Committee and was integral in laying the groundwork for the committee’s continued success today. Phillips was elected to the board of directors in 2012 and served as a Rodeo vice president from 2016 to 2018, overseeing the efforts of the Transportation, Magazine, Special Children’s, Agriculture Education (formerly Ladies’ Go Texan), Souvenir Program, and Communications & Special Services committees. In 2018, she was elected to serve on the Executive Committee.

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Pat Mann Phillips

Chairman of the Board Elect

Pat Mann Phillips was elected as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ chairman of the board elect for 2023 and will become eligible for chairman of the board for the 2024 Rodeo. She has been a standout volunteer for the Rodeo since she joined as a life member in 2001. She is known by all as genuine, compassionate and confident, yet humble. Her high level of energy and ever-positive attitude along with her devotion and dedication to the Rodeo will serve her well as the newest Chairman of the Board Elect. She looks forward to continuing to work with the Executive Committee to grow the Rodeo while remaining true to its core mission of promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth and education.

Phillips has volunteered with the Corral Club – Suites, Directions & Assistance, Jr. Rodeo, and Special Children’s committees. In 2009, she was the founding chair of the Tours Committee and was integral in laying the groundwork for the committee’s continued success today. Phillips was elected to the board of directors in 2012 and served as a Rodeo vice president from 2016 to 2018, overseeing the efforts of the Transportation, Magazine, Special Children’s, Agricultural Education (formerly Ladies’ Go Texan), Souvenir Program, and Communications & Special Services committees. In 2018, she was elected to serve on the Rodeo’s Executive Committee.

Phillips has also served the Rodeo as Corporate Secretary, member of the Lifetime Committeemen Review Board and the Educational Contributions Review Committee, chair of the Special Events Day Task Force, and an originator and founder of AG4U Day. Additionally, she was a Trailblazer Honoree in 2012.

Phillips is married to her best friend and biggest supporter, Tim Phillips. Together, they have volunteered countless hours to benefit the Rodeo as well as donated financially to the Rodeo through auction buying groups, season tickets and the Rodeo’s Educational Fund. Tim Phillips is the former chair of the Jr. Rodeo Committee and also serves on the Special Children’s Committee. They both are extremely passionate about the Rodeo.

A proud Red Raider, Phillips graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA in Petroleum Land Management and a BBA in Finance. She has had a successful career in the energy industry for more than 30 years and currently serves as the managing director of Energy Services for Revenade, a global management consulting firm.

Both Pat and Tim share a love for their ranch in Field Store, Texas, Trinity Spirit Ranch, along with the ongoing care and operations of their family ranch in Johnson County, Texas. Additionally, she is a charter member of Texas Women Venture Fund, a member and former director of Ladies of Texas Tradition as well as a mentor and board member of Amigas Para Niños, American Association of Professional Landmen and many more.


Volunteers

Read about the Spirit of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo volunteers.

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