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Join us at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, to hear Skip Wagner, president and chief executive officer of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Wagner will speak about his team's communication success in turning a small rodeo into the premier event that it is today.
Registration has been turned on. We hope that some additional modifications will be added by the end of next week but for now, please send an email to Paula Ruth if you have any special dietary requirements or you have difficulty registering for the event. Although it is not clear, we do need the names of everyone being registered so that nametags can be provided. Registering for cash or check implies payment at the door. Anyone registered who does not pay in advance will be billed, even if they do not come. Please cancel at least 24 hours in advance to receive a refund. Once the final guarantee has been given, we cannot provide a refund. Once online registration closes, walk-in rates will apply.
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Speaker Skip Wagner, President and CEO of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Skip Wagner started his Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ career in 1992, serving as assistant general manager, primarily focused on the grounds entertainment, operations and fundraising aspects of the event. Wagner continued in this capacity with the Show until 2000. From 2000-2003 Wagner was president and general manager of the ...
Skip Wagner started his Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ career in 1992, serving as assistant general manager, primarily focused on the grounds entertainment, operations and fundraising aspects of the event. Wagner continued in this capacity with the Show until 2000.
From 2000-2003 Wagner was president and general manager of the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City. In 2004, Wagner returned to the Show, and in 2005, he became president and CEO. He works with more than 24,000 volunteers and a great staff to ensure that the Show remains the premier entertainment and civic event in the Southwest. The past two years have been the best ever, resulting in a record $16 million being contributed to programs benefiting Texas youth and education each of those years.
Wagner graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1982 with a degree in chemical engineering and from Harvard Business School in 1986 with a master’s degree in business administration. Prior to joining the Show, Wagner worked for McKinsey and Company, Conoco and a start-up software venture.
Wagner and his wife Cindy have been married 29 years and have four children. He serves, or has served, on the board of directors for the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, YMCA of Greater Houston, Texas Bowl, Texas Travel Industries Association, and Mays Business School Development Council. Wagner’s personal interests include teaching young adult Bible classes, coaching youth sports, running, and golf.