027 – Economic Development Secrets – Marlisa Briggs, North Houston Association

This month’s episode of Economic Development Secrets features Marlisa Briggs, Executive Director of the North Houston Association (NHA). She oversees all aspects of the membership-based non-profit organization that works to maintain a positive business climate in north Harris County and Montgomery County through work with both the private and public sector.

Briggs began her career at NHA in 1996 and left in 1998 to start a family. When she returned to the workforce, she worked as the public information manager for the Montgomery County Hospital District, the education/public awareness coordinator for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, and later provided public relations consulting services for several clients as a consultant. In August 2016, she returned to the North Houston Association as the executive director.
She is a FEMA-certified Public Information Officer, has received the Texas Water Development Board’s Raincatcher Award, and is a graduate of Leadership North Houston.

Briggs serves on the board of the Klein Education Foundation and Leadership North Houston, and volunteers at her church. She is a University of Texas at Austin graduate with a Bachelor of Journalism degree.

Most importantly, she is a proud mom of three, one of which serves in the United States Coast Guard. She and her husband Brett live in Klein, Texas.