Partnership Lake Houston names Lance LaCour president, CEO

Partnership Lake Houston officials selected Lance LaCour as the organization's president and CEO following the departure of former CEO Jenna Armstrong in November. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Partnership Lake Houston officials selected Lance LaCour as the organization's president and CEO following the departure of former CEO Jenna Armstrong in November. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Partnership Lake Houston officials selected Lance LaCour as the organization's president and CEO following the departure of former CEO Jenna Armstrong in November. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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Lance LaCour was named president and CEO of Partnership Lake Houston on Jan. 21. (Courtesy Partnership Lake Houston)
Partnership Lake Houston officials selected Lance LaCour to take on the role of president and CEO of the chamber of commerce and economic development organization, officials said in a Jan. 21 news release.

LaCour will be taking on the position following the departure of former Partnership Lake Houston CEO Jenna Armstrong in November.

“I want to thank the board of directors of Partnership Lake Houston for this opportunity to lead the organization,” LaCour said in an emailed statement. “The Partnership Lake Houston team looks forward to an exciting 2022.”

LaCour was originally hired as the partnership's president of economic development in September, although he did not officially begin his employment until Nov. 1. He had served as the organization's interim CEO since December before accepting the position.

Officials noted LaCour will continue to serve as the partnership’s chief economic develop officer in his expanded role.


According to Partnership Lake Houston board Chair Erica Johnston, the organization is actively seeking to hire an executive vice president to manage the partnership's chamber of commerce operations as well as community and public relations.

LaCour came to Partnership Lake Houston after serving as president and CEO of the Katy Area Economic Development Council for more than 16 years, where he helped attract thousands of jobs to the Katy area through robust expansion and business attraction projects.

Among his accomplishments in Katy include the recruitment of Geico, which created roughly 1,400 jobs; the recruitment of the University of Houston and the University of Houston-Victoria to Katy; and the construction of a 1.5 million-square-foot Rooms To Go facility.

With a master’s degree in economic development from the University of Southern Mississippi, LaCour boasts more than 30 years of economic development experience.