The Houston Texans announced today the promotion of Greg Grissom to team president. Grissom, most recently the senior vice president of corporate development, has been instrumental in the organization's business operations and external relationships since its inception.
"Greg's extensive industry knowledge is evident by the meaningful relationships he continues to develop with our partners, our community and Texans teammates," said Chairman and CEO Cal McNair. "While going through the interview process, Greg's intentional, forward-thinking approach showed an authenticity and commitment to championship-caliber excellence that made him the ideal choice to take on this role."
Grissom will oversee the direction and management of all Texans' business operations including marketing, communications, broadcasting, ticket sales and services, event services, corporate sponsorship, community relations, accounting, legal, human resources and general administration, as well as overseeing all aspects of Lone Star Sports & Entertainment.
"I am grateful to the McNair family for providing me the opportunity to lead this exceptional group of dedicated and talented professionals," said Grissom. "We will build on our success by fostering innovative measures that provide world-class events and memorable experiences for our fans. We will be bold and forthright in our pursuit of excellence while doing great things for Houston in the process."
Throughout Grissom's tenure, he spearheaded partner integration on platforms that include HoustonTexans.com, Texans Radio and Texans TV, utilizing these vehicles to create a wealth of new opportunities for sponsors and fans. In addition, he oversaw the launch of the Houston Texans Luxe program in 2017, establishing the Texans as a leader in value creation for the team's suite holders.
Grissom possesses more than two decades of experience in sports sponsorship sales, planning, execution and event marketing. Prior to joining the Texans, he worked as a sports marketing specialist and spent more than four years with the Houston Astros as an account services manager and promotions coordinator.
An active member of the greater Houston community, Grissom represents the Texans on the Board of Directors of the Houston Food Bank. A native of Austin, he attended Baylor University.