Santa Visited Rucker Elementary

Santa Visited Rucker Elementary with Adopt-an-Angel

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Santa Visited Rucker Elementary

Samantha-Anne Horwitch of Manhattan Resources and Michael Clinton of Blizzard & Nabers hang out with Santa and Mrs. Claus and the fourth graders at Rucker.

Santa visited Rucker Elementary children, along with Mrs. Claus, thanks to the Adopt-an-Angel program. Samantha-Anne Horwitch of Manhattan Resources is one of four chairpersons for Houston’s Adopt-an-Angel Program. Sponsored annually by the Houston Young Lawyer’s Foundation (HYLF) in partnership with Houston Young Lawyer’s Association (HYLA) and local law firms, attorneys, and businesses, Adopt-an-Angel brings holiday magic to Houston-area children through its annual gift-giving program.

 Before Santa visited Rucker Elementary, he also attended children at other schools and private charities. With so many families suffering from the impact of Hurricane Harvey, this year’s Adopt-an-Angel program was more important than ever. Local firms and business partners sponsored individual children and families by purchasing holiday gifts and other necessities. The program brought Christmas to 2,500 children in the Houston area from 10 different schools and charities. As a result of the generosity of its patrons, Adopt-an-Angel was able to add another charitable group this year. It sponsored additional schools for general needs, including sporting equipment and uniforms.

Santa Visited Rucker Elementary to Make Christmas a Reality for Children Who Might Not Otherwise Have It

The Adopt-an-Angel chairpersons are Kristen Bates, The Strong Firm, P.C.; Sherry Hill, Law Office of Sherry E. Hill, PLLC; Samantha-Anne Horwitch, Manhattan Resources; and Michael Clinton, Blizzard & Nabers. The program collects wish lists from economically disadvantaged students in Houston and matches each one with a member of the legal community. The person shops for gifts using the wish list and then returns them to the committee during the last week of November. The children receive their packages before Christmas.

“I had the pleasure of attending the Christmas party we hosted when Santa visited Rucker Elementary school children, where we adopted the third, fourth and fifth graders as well as the special needs classrooms,” said Horwitch. “During the delivery, each child is given a bag of gifts from Santa and gets the opportunity to take a photo with him and thank Santa in person! It is a wonderful thing to see the faces of those children light up when they see Santa and receive their gifts.”

The Adopt-An-Angel Committee organizes the program and coordinates the efforts of more than 1,000 volunteers from 60 local law firms and businesses.

“The organizers take special care to ensure that children receive things that they need, like school uniforms, and also things they want that make the holidays extra special,” said Cristina Lunders, Chair of the HYLF Board. “Adopt-An-Angel participants make a positive impact on their communities.”

Adopt-an-Angel Takes Care of Needs and Makes Children Smile

Edward Sanchez, the parent engagement representative of Burnet Elementary, has seen firsthand the impact the Adopt-An-Angel program has on the students: “97% of our students are economically disadvantaged. 70% of these students live in rental properties. It is because of these reasons that families go without gifts. Family income covers only necessities, ” Sanchez explained. “However, with help from HYLA, children can receive gifts for the holidays.”

Santa Visited Rucker Elementary

Santa visited Rucker Elementary and other schools and charities around Houston with Adopt-an-Angel to deliver gifts. The four chairpersons of Adopt-an-Angel proudly stand by bicycles that are ready to be given to their new owners.

“My favorite part is seeing the joy, gratitude and sometimes tears on the faces of parents when they pick up their children and gifts,” Sanchez said.

“We still see the benefits of our first delivery event from last year,” Burnet Principal Ana Cantu said. “Many students stay because they know that they are loved and cared for here at Burnet.”

Kathy Foster, director and founder of Casa de Esperanza, attests to the benefits of the program. “There is nothing like seeing the magic of Christmas through the eyes of these children,” Ms. Foster said. “We are amazed by the Adopt-An-Angel program and the generosity of HYLA’s members who make it happen. When our children open their gifts Christmas morning, they also receive joy, hope and know their community loves them.”

Some of the Special Sponsors and Participants Who Make it Happen

The Adopt-An-Angel program depends on the generosity of the sponsoring law firms, attorneys, and businesses. Over the years, numerous firms have dedicated time, money, and energy to the Adopt-An-Angel program. Many Houston law firms and legal companies support the program year after year, including Kirkland & Ellis, LP, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP, King & Spalding, LLP, Baker Botts LLP, Winstead, and Shell.

The participating HISD schools include Bastian Elementary, Bellfort ECC Headstart, Burnet Elementary, DeChaumes Elementary, Petersen Elementary, and Rucker Elementary.

Casa De Esperanza, Catholic Charities, SEARCH’s House of Tine Treasures, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, and Boys and Girls Harbor, Inc. are participating private charities.

How You Can Participate in Adopt-an-Angel

Adopt-An-Angel began 10 years ago as a mission of the Houston legal community to give back. “HYLA’s mission is to help our members learn, lead, network, and serve our profession and community,” said Lauren Brogdon, president of the HYLA Board. “After the tragic events this year, it has never been more important for young lawyers to serve the city of Houston and its most vulnerable residents.”

If you would like to contribute to the Adopt-An-Angel program, please send an email to Adopt-an-Angel.

Manhattan Resources Team Participates in Gexa Energy-sponsored LLS Light the Night in Houston

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LLS Light the Night

Approximately 1 million people in the US and Canada walked in 150 LLS Light The Night events in November with the goal of ending cancer. Teams from corporations throughout Houston participated in the Gexa Energy-sponsored Light the Night Walk here. Manhattan Resources was one of those companies taking part.

The Manhattan Resources team raised more than $5,000 in the LLS Light The Night Walk in Houston, sponsored by Gexa Energy in November. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), approximately one million people joined 150 inspirational evening events across the US and Canada, walking to end cancer. The money raised during the LLS Light the Night Walk funds treatments that save the lives of patients each day.

“Some participating corporate teams brought in more than $10,000,” said Manhattan Resources President Allison Piper. “It was very exciting. We are so happy to see what a success this LLS event is, even during a time when Houston is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.”

LLS Light the Night is a Celebration that Honors and Remembers Those Touched by Cancer

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is making cures happen by providing patient support services and also advocating for lifesaving treatments. “LLS also pioneers the most promising cancer research anywhere. It’s all happening now — not someday, but today,” the organization reports on its website.

Family, friends, and co-workers gathered together at the annual event to celebrate, honor or remember those touched by cancer. The outcome is great networking with other LLS families, beneficial fund-raising, and a celebration of survivors, those who have passed on, and their loved ones.

Gexa Energy Sponsors the Houston LLS Light the Night

Gexa Energy sponsored the LLS Light the Night event in Downtown Houston and the company’s efforts resulted in significant fund-raising. The LLS Light the Night event featured a two-mile walk. Participants, called Champions for a Cure, enjoyed a pre-walk feast from Olive Garden. The event opened with a ceremony, including also many cancer survivors starting from the Survivors Circle.

After the LLS Light the Night walk, the Champions for a Cure participated in a cookie cake cutting, with cookie cakes donated by Great American Cookies. Then everyone in attendance was treated to a fireworks display.

Gexa Energy sponsored the Houston LLS Light the Night Walk. Pictured, Gexa Energy President and CEO Brian Landrum with Manhattan Resources President Allison Piper.

Gexa Pledges its Continued Support through its Every Day | Every Night Plan

Gexa Energy is continuing support by donating $25 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for every home that enrolls on the Gexa Energy EveryDay | EveryNight® Low Price Plan 12—and $50 for enrollments on the EveryDay | EveryNight® Low Price Plan 24.  The EveryDay | EveryNight® Low Price Plans offers:

  • A low electricity price you can count on—every day, every night, all year round
  • A low fixed rate for 12 or 24 months
  • Award-winning, friendly customer care, right here in Texas

Celebrate the Holidays with a Great Low Electricity Price and Helping a Great Cause

Getting a low electricity price while you help raise donations for an important cause results in a win-win for everyone involved.

You can sign up online at www.gexaenergy.com/light or call 855-639-8573. Be sure to mention promo code LIGHT for a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society donation.

Manhattan Resources Proud to Participate in LLS Light the Night

Manhattan Resources is a retained executive recruiting and advisory services firm with broad experience supporting clients in varied industries. The company’s experience ranges from its roots in oil & gas, retail energy, power & utilities, and petrochemicals to finance, manufacturing & distribution, legal, and engineering & construction. Manhattan Resources invites you to experience a recruiting and business solutions partnership like no other.

Manhattan Resources celebrates

Manhattan Resources Celebrates a Milestone by Thanking Clients

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Manhattan Resources celebrates

Manhattan Resources celebrates a 18 years in business with a special thank you to clients.

Manhattan Resources celebrates a big milestone today with a special thanks to its many clients for 18 years in business.

“Eighteen years have really flown by and we are just as excited about the business today as we were when we started out almost two decades ago,” said CEO and Founder Chris Schoettelkotte.

When Schoettelkotte started Manhattan Resources in 1999, he did so with a pledge to always honor his professional commitments first and provide true value to his clients. This meant re-imagining the search process and providing transparency and lasting results. That formula has worked well and kept Manhattan Resources clients engaged with the company over the long-term

For a world that was in the midst of the tech crash, 1999-2001, and on the brink of many major corporate accounting scandals from 2000-2004, Manhattan Resources was ahead of its time when it began talking about its values-based business.

“I wanted our clients to see a search strategy and process that were transparent to them,” Schoettelkotte said, “and that is still our strategy today. Yes, it was different from the rest, but it was important to do things differently even if that meant shaking up the status quo.”

Today Manhattan Resources continues to help its clients build high performance teams using its years of expertise and time-tested recruiting process to find talent with the perfect combination of skills, experience, and cultural background to fit strategic roles.

Manhattan Resources Celebrates its Commitment to the Differences that Brought Success

“Our process starts before the search, when we spend time with our new clients in their environment meeting with their leadership team to ensure thorough technical and cultural understanding. This time meeting with the client organization might seem like an unnecessary extra step to our competition; but we believe it is critical to ensure we appropriately assess candidates,” Schoettelkotte said.

The Manhattan Resources team then conducts a comprehensive evaluation of the position, where it sits in the organization, and examines any nuanced skills necessary in the candidate that might extend to team relationships, historic expectations, and less clearly defined aspects of the business that may impact or intersect the role. This dedication to finding the right professional for the technical and cultural needs of the client, at the right stage of the professional’s career, is how the Manhattan Resources provides its extended placement guaranty and candidates that many times have an extensive “runway” for future opportunities within the organization.

 

Entrust Energy Names Wayne Morgan

Entrust Energy Names Wayne Morgan as Chief Financial Officer

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Entrust Energy Names Wayne Morgan to CFO

Entrust Energy Names Wayne Morgan as Chief Financial Officer

Entrust Energy Names Wayne Morgan as its Chief Financial Officer effective May 8th.

Morgan joins the company with 10+ years of experience in finance, accounting, supply, risk management, and operations.

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HOUSTON, TEXAS (PRWEB) JUNE 20, 2017 —Entrust Energy announced today the appointment of Wayne Morgan as its Chief Financial Officer, effective May 8. Morgan – a seasoned professional in the retail energy industry – joins Entrust Energy with extensive background in the areas of finance, accounting, supply, risk management, and operations. Read More

Victor Howard Joins LifeEnergy

Victor Howard Joins LifeEnergy as new Chief Operating Officer

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Victor Howard Joins LifeEnergy

Victor Howard Joins LifeEnergy as Chief Operating Officer

Victor Howard Joins LifeEnergy as new Chief Operating Officer

LifeEnergy, LLC, is a leading distributed energy company serving residential and commercial customers in deregulated energy markets across the US

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HOUSTON (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 –LifeEnergy, LLC, a leading distributed energy company serving residential and commercial customers in deregulated energy markets across the US, announced the appointment of its new Chief Operating Officer, Victor Howard. Read More

TECO Energy Engineer

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Manhattan Resources, a Houston-based retained executive search firm that specializes in building performance teams for the Oil & Gas, Energy and Petrochemical industries has placed the Energy Engineer at Thermal Energy Corp. Houston-based Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) has provided reliable, cost-effective and energy-efficient cooling and heating to institutions in the Texas Medical Center since 1969. TECO uses district energy and CHP technology to produce chilled water and steam, which they pipe underground to more than 19 million square feet of customer buildings at 18 institutions. Read More

Entrust Energy General Manager

Entrust Energy General Manager Found through Retained Search

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Entrust Energy General Manager

Entrust Energy General Manager

Entrust Energy General Manager — Services Company was recently placed through a retained search with Manhattan Resources, a Houston-based executive search firm that specializes in building performance teams for the Oil & Gas, Energy and Petrochemical industries. Entrust Energy is a rapidly growing competitive electricity and natural gas supplier dedicated to serving customers across the Eastern and Midwest United States. Entrust was founded to provide competitive rates and excellent customer service. Entrust is dedicated to offering an alternative to business as usual with a new and different experience for residential and commercial electricity customers. Read More

Hydratight

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Commercial Development Manager, Offshore Placed by Executive Search Firm, Manhattan Resources

Houston, TX, 10/9/14 —Manhattan Resources, a Houston based retained executive search firm that specializes in building performance teams for the Oil & Gas, Energy and Petrochemical industries has placed the Commercial Development Manager – Offshore at Hydratight.Hydratight is a part of the Energy Segment within Actuant Corporation, a $1.6B diversified industrial company with operations in more than 30 countries. Hydratight is a world leading engineering company specializing in providing safe reliable connections for the Oil and Gas, Aero, Industrial and Power Generation industries. Activities range from design and manufacture of hardware for sale or rent to provision of on-site services. Read More

Entrust Director of Pricing

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Manhattan Resources, a Houston-based retained executive search firm that specializes in building performance teams for the Oil & Gas, Energy and Petrochemical industries has placed the Director of Pricing and Marketing Analytics of Entrust Energy. Entrust Energy is a rapidly growing competitive electricity and natural gas supplier dedicated to serving customers across the Eastern and Midwest United States. Entrust was founded to provide competitive rates and excellent custom- er service. Entrust is dedicated to offering an alternative to business as usual with a new and different experience for residential and commercial electricity customers. Read More

Valmont Industries

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Product Manager Placed by Executive Search Firm, Manhattan Resources

Houston, TX, 10/9/14 —Manhattan Resources, a Houston based retained executive search firm that specializes in building performance teams for the Oil & Gas, Energy and Petrochemical industries has placed the Product Manager in the Global Utility Division at Valmont Industries. Valmont is a leading producer and distributor of products for the infrastructure and agriculture markets. Since 1946, Valmont has grown to be an international innovator. In addition Valmont is present in 23 developed and developing countries, offering 27 brands from more than 90 facilities. Read More