Partnership Lake Houston president, CEO announces resignation

Mark Mitchell, former Partnership Lake Houston chief economic development officer, and CEO Jenna Armstrong helped forge the agreement between Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and Lake Houston Area Economic Development Partnership to combine the two entities into Partnership Lake Houston in October 2020. (Courtesy Partnership Lake Houston)
Mark Mitchell, former Partnership Lake Houston chief economic development officer, and CEO Jenna Armstrong helped forge the agreement between Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and Lake Houston Area Economic Development Partnership to combine the two entities into Partnership Lake Houston in October 2020. (Courtesy Partnership Lake Houston)

Mark Mitchell, former Partnership Lake Houston chief economic development officer, and CEO Jenna Armstrong helped forge the agreement between Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and Lake Houston Area Economic Development Partnership to combine the two entities into Partnership Lake Houston in October 2020. (Courtesy Partnership Lake Houston)

Jenna Armstrong, president and CEO of Partnership Lake Houston, will step down from her role at the Lake Houston-based chamber of commerce and economic development organization effective Nov. 19, officials announced in a Nov. 9 news release.

According to the release, Armstrong is stepping down to accept a position as a senior public affairs specialist with Waste Management. Armstrong has served as president and CEO of Partnership Lake Houston since the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Houston Area Economic Development Partnership combined to create Partnership Lake Houston in October 2020. Armstrong initially
joined the chamber as its communications director in 2007 and was named CEO and president in 2016.


“Jenna has obviously been an important leader in this community and has accomplished a great deal for both the Partnership and the Lake Houston area,” said Terry Vaughn, Partnership Lake Houston board chair, in a statement. “Though she is leaving us, her contributions will be seen for years to come. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

In addition to overseeing the merger of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Houston Area Economic Development Partnership during her tenure, Armstrong also helped launch the Lake Houston Long Term Recovery Task Force, which has executed numerous public campaigns, and Leadership Lake Houston, which has graduated nearly 200 area leaders.

Partnership Lake Houston officials said leadership will name an interim CEO in the near future and will begin a search for the next president and CEO after an interim leader is found.


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