HOUSTON – Pam Gardner, former Houston Astros President of Business Operations and current CEO of consulting firm Your Mind a Work, has been appointed and confirmed to serve a two-year term with the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority Board of Directors officials announced today.
“I feel honored and privileged to have been selected to serve with such a prestigious group,” Gardner said. “I worked with the Sports Authority since its inception, so I am thrilled to be able to contribute at this level.”
Mayor Annise Parker selected Gardner to serve on the board and the appointment was confirmed by the City Council on Wednesday, July 31. Gardner was officially sworn in today by Chairman of the Board J. Kent Friedman as part of the HCHSA Board of Directors agenda.
“We couldn’t ask for a better addition to our board,” HCHSA CEO Janis Burke commented. “Pam was integral in the building of Minute Maid Park, has been a great friend and colleague, and will continue to be an advocate for sports in our community.”
Gardner began her career with the Houston Astros in 1989 as Director of Communications and was elevated through the ranks to serve as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1999. In 2001, Gardner was named President of Business Operations, and under her leadership, the team set a franchise attendance record in 2004 with 3,087,872 fans in attendance at Minute Maid Park. Gardner also oversaw the MLB All-Star Game in Houston in 2004 and led the organization as it hosted the first World Series in the State of Texas in 2005.
“I love the City of Houston and enjoy working to make it even better. We are fortunate to have top rate facilities and sports teams, which means they are integral to life here,” Gardner commented. “I look forward to offering my experience from working on the inside to help the HCHSA maintain and exceed the work they have done so well.”