Bauer College Alumni Association Hosts Houston
Astros President and CEO George Postolos
Spring is in the air, and for the Bauer College Alumni Association, there’s no better way to celebrate the season than to push the clock back a few hours on its regular monthly networking breakfast to hold a luncheon event at Minute Maid Park.
On April 19, BCAA will host the special event with Houston Astros CEO George Postolos. The later time and downtown location should bring out Bauer alumni who may not have previously attended the regular breakfast, says Billy Tilotta (’96), chairman of the BCAA breakfast committee.
“Holding these types of events will allow alumni and friends to meet and connect, while seeing what the Bauer College has to offer,” Tillotta adds. “Our goal is to have Cougars doing business with Cougars and to build a strong networking referral base for graduates from UH and Bauer.”
The excitement in the city for the beginning of baseball season should add to the draw of the event, he says, where Postolos will speak and discuss his plans for the team.
“We have been pleased with the success of our monthly networking breakfasts and are hoping for an even better turnout at Minute Maid Park,” Tilotta says. “I don’t know of many different networking events out there that can offer what Bauer can, and I think that is what makes our events so unique.”
April 19, 2012
President and CEO
In November 2011, George Postolos became the president and CEO of Major League Baseball team, the Houston Astros. In his role, Postolos oversees all facets of the Astros business and baseball operations.
In 1998, Postolos joined the Houston Rockets as their COO, and by 2002 was named president and CEO. During his tenure, Postolos helped the Rockets business triple its franchise value, while spearheading the development of the Toyota Center. Prior to joining the Rockets, Postolos served as Special Assistant to NBA Commissioner David Stern from 1997-98. In that role, he assisted Stern with matters pertaining to administration and management of the league, including collective bargaining, efficient operation of league offices, national television, international expansion, and retail brand extensions. In 2006, Postolos left the Rockets to start The Postolos Group LP, which is an investment and advisory firm that specializes in the sports and live entertainment business. The Postolos Group offers services in franchise sales and acquisition, analysis, team and venue management, sports media strategies and other advisory services.
In 2002, Postolos was honored as a member of the SportsBusiness Journal’s 40 under 40, as one of the country’s sports executives to watch.
Postolos graduated from Harvard University in 1986 and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1990. He served a brief stint as a clerk for the Texas Supreme Court before joining the New York law firm Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he was an associate from 1991-96.
Postolos and his wife, Nicole, reside in Houston with their two daughters and one son.