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Lawrence R. Catuzzi

Lawrence R. Catuzzi

Vice Chairman - County Position 7

Board of Directors


Lawrence R. Catuzzi was first appointed to a two-year term to the Board of Directors of the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority (HCHSA) by the Harris County Commissioners Court in October 1998, and has served on the Board since that time, currently as Vice Chairman.

Mr. Catuzzi is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where he earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Following a graduate fellowship at the University of Delaware, he coached football at the University of Dayton, Indiana University, The Ohio State University and Williams College before switching careers.

Mr. Catuzzi most recently served as a Director for Financial Security Assurance (FSA).  Prior to joining FSA, he was Managing Director with Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc., and before that date, as an investment banker and on the Board of Directors of Underwood, Neuhaus & Co. in Houston, and with Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York in sales and trading.

In addition to HCHSA, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation, the Flight 93 Federal Advisory Commission, the Leadership Council for Texas Children’s Hospital (formerly the Board of Visitors), and the Texas Bowl of Houston.  He also formally served on the Board of Directors of Lakeside Country Club, the Houston Grand Opera, Naylor Industries/Insituform, the Board of Visitors of the University of Dallas, Buffalo Creek Country Club, Underwood Neuhaus Financial Corporation, and the American Diabetes Association.

In recognition of his investment banking and public finance background, Mr. Catuzzi was selected to serve as a member of the National Public Securities Association and the State of Texas Municipal Advisory Council (MAC).  He is also a past chairman of the MAC.

Mr. Catuzzi is married and has two daughters (a third daughter was lost on 9/11), and six grandchildren.