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President of Effective Execution, Inc. Elected to a Third Term as the President and CEO of the Houston Strategic Forum


Houston, Texas, January 11, 2008 - The Houston Strategic Forum (HSF) announced today that Ravi Kathuria will continue to serve as President and CEO for 2008. The Houston Strategic Forum is a non-profit, volunteer organization focused on strategy and execution in the large organizations. Its mission is to help members gain real-world business insights. Its vision is to gain local and national recognition as the forum where business executives sharpen their axe and learn from their peers across industry verticals.

In the last three years, HSF has hosted top executives as speakers at the monthly luncheons. Past speakers include John Hofmeister, President, Shell Oil; Larry Kellner, Chairman and CEO, Continental Airlines; Doug Foshee, President and CEO, El Paso, Corp.; Dan Wolterman, President and CEO, Memorial Hermann; Greg Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, Plains All American Pipeline; Bob Beauchamp, President and CEO, BMC Software; Richard J. Schnieders, Chairman, President & CEO, Sysco Corporation and Ray Wilcox, Chairman, President and CEO, Chevron/Phillips Chemical.

HSF speakers have shared their powerful insights, management philosophies, business challenges and solutions with members. HSF has designed its monthly luncheons to involve active audience participation through strategic table discussions and survey questions.

Steve Anderson, Board Member, Past President and CEO, and Chair of the Nomination Committee said, “Ravi has developed a vision for the next level of the organization. The HSF board strongly believes in that vision. We want to give Ravi the opportunity to put the organization on the path to realize the vision.”

Maury Sklar, founding member, current Board Member, and Past President and CEO, said, “Over the last two and one half years, Ravi has done an outstanding job in taking HSF from a smaller organization to one that is now considered one of the very best business organizations in Houston. We are impressed with Ravi’s leadership skills and believe his leadership is still needed for the organization to continue its pace of growth.”

HSF meets monthly during lunch and holds most of its events at La Colombe d’Or, on Montrose and the Intercontinental Hotel on 610. For further information on HSF, please visit www.HoustonStrategicForum.org or call Dale Wilkins at 713-839-0808.