Athlete Affairs & Accommodations Manager
Meredith Pardue, Athlete Affairs and Accommodations Manager, handles all of the housing needs for our event. Whether you are an athlete participating in one of our events, a traveling team, coach or fan, Meredith aims to make sure your experience in Houston is easy to book and that your stay is memorable. Meredith Pardue joined the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority in early 2015. As the Athlete Affairs & Accommodations Manager, Meredith’s focus is on overseeing athlete and event participant housing, travel, and accreditation needs. She also oversees HCHSA’s Community Partnership with the United States Olympic Committee, facilitating Olympic Day and the Gateway to Gold program annually. Prior to becoming our Athlete Affairs & Accommodations Manager, Meredith was the Event Manager for the USOC Team Processing event where she coordinated the logistics for Team USA team training, team ambassador meetings, apparel distribution, and volunteer scheduling.
Since joining the Sports Authority, Meredith also held a role as the Accommodations and Lodging Manager for the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships where she facilitated the visa acquisition process for all international athletes and coaches and also coordinated the hotel room blocks for the event. Meredith is a graduate of California State University, San Bernardino with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Prior to her working with the Sports Authority, Meredith was a Sales Manager in the Hotel industry for 8 years and most recently worked as a Catering Sales Manager for Wyndham Worldwide.
Meredith graduated with a B.A. in Business Management from California State University, San Bernardino. In her spare time, well Meredith doesn’t actually know what spare time is anymore! She is a busy mother of 2 to two young boys. She enjoys spending time with them, watching them play sports, and is a regular referee between the 2 of them. She also enjoys cooking, working out, and watching the Astros.
Meredith is motivated by her desire to give everyone impeccable customer service! She enjoys getting to know all of the people coming to our city for our events and takes pride in making sure their experience is the best!
Get To Know Meredith Pardue
-Birthplace: Webster, TX
-Hobbies/Passions: Working out, cooking, raising boys!
-Hometown (where you grew up): Clear Lake City, TX
-Your First sports memory: My 1st sports memory is from when I joined the softball team at 6 years old. I was always a very active child and loved playing outside! Once I got the opportunity to play a sport, I fell in love with it. It was challenging, I made a lot of friends, and created memories I hold dear to my heart.
-Your favorite sports memory: My favorite sports memory is when the Rockets won back to back Championships! I remember very vividly running franticly through my house after the game had ended and looked everywhere for a broom to take outside and sweep the streets with (since the Rockets had swept the Championships). I remember seeing almost all my neighbors outside with their brooms as well and it felt so cool to experience!
-Why are athletics important? I have seen the impact of sports not only on my own personal development as a child but now working in the industry I can see how sports change people’s lives every day! Sports unites people and gives people who go through adversities the opportunity to focus on something positive and empowering.
-Childhood hero/favorite player? Childhood hero was (and still is) my Dad/Favorite Player Yuli Gurriel
-Why do you serve on the board/What makes working at HCHSA rewarding? Being able to impact our community through our events is incredibly rewarding!
-Nickname (sports-related or otherwise)? MDot
-What sport(s) did you compete in? Softball, Volleyball, Basketball
-What is your favorite sport to watch/play? Play Softball, Watch Baseball
-One sport you never played, but would like or have liked to try? Archery
-Most prized possession (not sports-related but could be): My children!
-If you could change one rule in any sport, what would it be and why? The Infield Fly Rule, I think it causes way too much confusion
-Tell us what inspires you, or provide your favorite inspirational quote. “Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.”