Congratulations are in order for Texas Children’s esteemed President and CEO Mark A. Wallace for winning Houston Business Journal’s (HBJ) inaugural Best Not-for-Profit CEO and Executive of the Year awards.
Wallace accepted both awards at HBJ’s C-Suite Awards dinner on Thursday, August 27, at the Hilton Post Oak. He was one of six finalists in the Best Not-for-Profit CEO category. He then went on to win the overall Executive of the Year award, beating out the winners of five executive categories from across a wide variety of industries in Houston.
The packed house gave Wallace a standing ovation, and true to form, he gave all the credit back to the organization and to the patients and families we serve. He attributed both honors to Texas Children’s “one amazing team.”
“I was honored to receive both awards, but really what I thought about most was how much it would mean to the employees,” Wallace said. “I knew they would be excited and that it would just instill even more pride within the organization.”
The HBJ awards recognized this year’s top C-level executives of for-profit and non-profit companies who are innovators, trailblazers, role models, standard-setters and leaders in the Houston area. A panel of judges scored each nominee based on their contribution to company success, civic involvement and career achievement.
In addition to Wallace’s recognition, HBJ awarded the top executives in the following roles:
- Chief Executive Officer (For-Profit): Edna Meyer-Nelson, The Richland Cos.
- Chief Financial Officer: Daniel Molinaro, Now Inc.
- Chief Operating Officer: Ed Gay, US Med-Equip
- Chief Information or Technology Officer: Lori Kittle, Landry’s Inc.
- Chief Marketing Officer: Scott Brown, The Company of Others