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7 August 2017

HOK’s Jay Tatum Appointed to Houston First Board of Directors

Jay Tatum, AIA, LEED AP, managing principal for HOK’s Gulf Coast region, has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of Houston First.

Mayor Sylvester Turner nominated Tatum and the city council unanimously confirmed his appointment. Houston First, a local government corporation formed in 2011, manages more than 10 city-owned buildings, properties and parking facilities and is leading the effort to advance Houston as one of the world’s great cities.

“I am honored to serve on the board of directors for Houston First and look forward to contributing time and effort to the organization,” said Tatum, who is based in HOK’s Houston office. “Its work to promote Houston as a dynamic and diverse city is critical for our future.”

As senior vice president and managing principal for HOK’s Gulf Coast region, Tatum is responsible for strategic direction and market development in Texas and Florida. He oversees the day-to-day operations of HOK’s offices in Houston, Dallas and Tampa. Tatum is also a member of HOK’s board of directors.

With nearly 30 years of experience leading significant development projects throughout the city of Houston, Tatum will offer great insight to Houston First. “I am proud of the cultural, commercial and visitor resources our city has to offer,” he said. “I look forward to helping to promote these incredible offerings to the rest of the world.”

Tatum earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Texas Tech University, where he is on the advisory board for the College of Architecture. He also serves on Houston-area boards and committees for other organizations including Preservation Houston, Greater Houston Partnership and the Boy Scouts of America.