|HOUSTON – The Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) announced today that Lilyanne McClean has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Communications, effective immediately. In her expanded role, Ms. McClean will serve as a key advisor for the GHP President and CEO and Board of Directors.|
“Lilyanne has played a key role in shaping the new strategic direction of the Partnership” said Bob Harvey, GHP President and CEO. He added “she has provided valuable input on a range of issues and functions that extend beyond the boundaries of policy and communications, including our work regarding the future direction of GHP.”
Ms. McClean began her tenure at the Partnership in November 2011 as the organization’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy, leading the public policy team in advocating for GHP’s local, state and federal legislative agendas. She led a highly successful effort in Austin during the 83rd legislative session, reshaped the communications function, and sharpened the focus and capabilities of the policy team. She also served as interim president and CEO of the organization from July to September 2012
Ms. McClean has broad business experience and has supported several CEOs of Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining GHP, she was part of the senior leadership team at K-Global, a new public affairs and strategic communications firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. and run by the former Vice Chairman of Fleishman-Hillard. Before joining K-Global, McClean served as the senior policy and communications advisor for Bryan Cave, LLP, where she focused on client development. Prior to Brian Cave, she was a Senior Vice President at Vox Global, another public affairs firm part of the Fleishman-Hillard network. At Vox, she supported the firm’s large brand clients including AT&T and Pepsi. Her extensive career in public policy, government affairs and public affairs, began at American Express Company where she held multiple leadership positions in corporate affairs and communications.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Montclair State University, her J.D. from George Washington University Law School and her masters of Professional Studies from Georgetown University.
The Greater Houston Partnership works to make Houston the best place to live, work, and build a business. It represents 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller. With more than 2,000 Member organizations, GHP represents approximately one-fifth of the region’s work force. Visit GHP at houston.org.