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Greater Houston CVB President Takes Leave of Absence

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July 21, 2006
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Houston, TX - The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau assigned Executive Vice President Selice Caldwell to fill in for GHCVB President Jordy Tollett, who took  a leave of absence July 13. Tollett, a long-time presence in Houston’s convention industry, directed the city’s Convention & Entertainment Facilities Department for more than 20 years under four mayoral  administrations. He headed the CVB since 1998. He was granted a leave by the board of directors to handle an unspecified condition and was expected to use banked vacation time during his absence.

Tollett has been a controversial leader of the bureau but was credited with increasing the city’s hotel room night bookings  to 650,000 annually. His five-year contract is up in February.

The announcement came less than a week after Tollett and the bureau announced that Houston would be the site of Meeting Professional International’s 2008 Professional Education Conference-North America. Reach Selice Caldwell at (713) 437-5200 or scaldwell@ghcvb.org.

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