Published Aug 29, 2023 by Madelyn Wilson
The Greater Houston Partnership’s mission is to make Houston one of the best places to live, work and build a business. Showcasing Partnership member companies and their commitment to Houston is critical to strengthen the business community in the region. Today, the organization serves the 12-county greater Houston region and represents a member roster of over 950 businesses and institutions.
In this feature, Tyrus Brailey, Executive Director, Industry Executive Government at JPMorgan Chase, shares his thoughts about the Partnership and its member benefits.
Describe your company and its role in the region’s business community.
We’re a multi-national financial institution that engages with customers and clients at the retail, consumer, small business, middle market, and corporate level across a range of products including retail and commercial banking, investment management, and investment banking services. We provide services for everything from individuals to municipalities, and public and private corporations.
Describe your experience membership. How have you and your employees benefited from membership?
As a founding member of the Partnership and its predecessor nearly a hundred years ago, JPMorgan Chase and the Partnership have worked closely to represent and communicate the needs of the JPMorgan Chase client base. When we represent our business community, we’re representing our client base. The Partnership and its predecessor has a longstanding history of partnering around issues of importance and concern to the community, to the extent that JPMorgan Chase’s client base in Houston benefits from this relationship.
Why is it important for your company to be a member of the Partnership?
The Partnership serves as a conduit through which the business community engages with the city, and JPMorgan Chase views its leadership on the executive committee as an important part of this engagement.
What specific Partnership efforts most align with your company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR)/ environment, social and governance (ESG ) goals?
Both organizations maintain a deep commitment to supporting the community.
What do you want more Houstonians to know about the Partnership and why?
JPMorgan Chase is one of the largest employers and entities in Houston. This Partnership allows us to better understand the key issues surrounding our community in the Houston and greater Houston area.
What would you tell other businesses in the greater Houston area that are considering joining the Partnership?
Be a part of the conversation – be in the room where it happens. If see benefits for your company, to your employees, and to your stakeholders in terms of community involvement, this is a terrific organization to engage in that way.
The Greater Houston Partnership is a meeting place for businesspeople who want to be involved in Houston’s positive growth and influence the trajectory of the region.
Learn more about membership with the Partnership here.