Alfred Moran is an expert in creating value by transforming underperforming companies. He has successfully led over 70 transformations, through seven CEO positions, three COO positions, and numerous directorships. Alfred is currently the Chairman of The Moran Group, LLC in Houston, Texas.

The Catalyst Leadership Luncheon Series is bringing one of the top City officials to talk with you! Councilmember Stardig will be speaking with students about her path to leadership and how you can make an impact in your community by getting involved in civic leadership.

Fall 2014

The Catalyst Leadership Luncheon Series, in honor of Veterans’ Day, is proud to bring you one of Houston’s leading veterans. Kevin Barber is the founder and president of Veteran Energy, the first 100% Veteran Owned Retail Electric Provider in the Texas.

The Catalyst Leadership Luncheon Series is bringing one of the top female, Hispanic, legal professionals in Harris County to talk with you! In light of Constitution Day, Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield of Harris County Court 1 will be speaking with students about your constitutional rights and duties as the future leaders of Houston.

The Catalyst Leadership Luncheon Series is proud to welcome back one of our most successful Cougars from the University of Houston. Richard Webb is the Senior Vice President of Costco, representing the Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma & Kansas regions with over 5,800 employees and over $3.6 billion in sales.

Spring 2014 Speakers

First Latina County Court at Law Judge in Harris County http://www.debramayfield.com/

Councilman Cody Ray Wheeler UH Political Science Alumni and currently pursuing his masters in Public Administration at UH He is a United States Marine Corps Veteran and City of Pasadena City Council District E

Ryan Soroka (UH MBA '11) and Aaron Corsi (UH '09, MSA'11) Eatsie Boys Café and 8th Wonder Brewery

Fall 2013 Speakers

Sandra Wicoff
Ms. Wicoff, an alumni of the U of H Law Center, is the Executive Director of Urban Harvest, a Houston based non-profit that builds healthy communities by growing sustainable local food systems. Her legal and non-profit experience has put her in positions of leadership requiring skills in management, fundraising, human resources and community partnering.

Randryia L. Houston
Ms. Houston, a University of Houston alumni, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pencils4Change (formally The Pencil Project), a global nonprofit helping to alleviate educational disparities in Ghana, West Africa, Nicaragua, and Belize. Ms. Houston is also a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Certified Christian Counselor, philanthropist, and an international speaker.

Representative Armando Walle
Representative Walle is the elected Representative for House District 140 in the Texas House of Representatives. The first in his family to pursue a higher education, Armando is a proud graduate of the University of Houston, having received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He is currently pursuing a law degree at the University of Houston Law Center. Representative Walle was heavily involved during his undergrad career, and has continued his acts of service and involvement in the community on into his political occupation and his everyday life.

Past Catalyst Speakers

Floyd Robinson
Leadership within Health Care Administration

Floyd Robinson, Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness, has been with University of Houston for nearly two decades after spending time managing hospitals. Mr. Robinson shared his wealth of knowledge not only on working in a university and health care administration setting, but also the role that leadership and passion has played in his life.

Mrs. Lorraine Decker
Leadership in Achieving Financial Independence through Non-Profit Financial Education in Houston

Mrs. Lorraine Decker. Lorraine Decker is the president and founder of Financial Mentors of America, a Houston based non-profit responsible for licensing the Game of Real Life.  The Game is a financial education, career discovery and college selection and funding course for middle school, high school and university students.  The program guides economically disadvantaged and underserved teens to step into the future and discover a life path to be productive, contributing members of society.

Wayne Luckett
Leading from The University of Houston to South Africa and Back

University of Houston Alum and CEO of Branwar Wine Distributing Company, Wayne Luckett spoke on his journey from being a Cougar to partnering with his son to form an international  wine distribution company.

Joel Cowley
Executive Director of Agricultural Exhibits and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.