Commerce Club Luncheon Series
The Commerce Club is an educational networking event for maritime and transportation professionals. On the 2nd Thursday of every month, meet at Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport to network with other leaders in the Port Community. As industry leaders, elected officials, and the heads of governmental agencies, the Commerce Club's speakers know that you live and work in the Port Region every day, and speak to issues that directly affect your bottom line.
July 11th Commerce Club
Date: Thursday - July 11, 2019
Time: 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport
9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, Texas 77017
Peter Rodriguez, Dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
Peter Rodriguez is dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. He is also an economist and professor of strategic management and teaches classes on global macroeconomics and economic growth and development. He comes to Rice from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business where he was a professor, senior associate dean for MBA Programs and chief diversity officer.
A recipient of numerous teaching awards from Princeton, Texas A&M and the University of Virginia, Peter taught short courses on global economics to the Canadian Heads of Ministries and as part of executive education teaching teams to the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy and to multinationals such as Rolls Royce, Harris Corporation, Lockton and AES. He has developed video and audio courses on globalization and growth for The Great Courses and served on the faculty of Semester at Sea.
Peter holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University and a B.S. in economics from Texas A&M University. He worked for several years as an associate in the Global Energy Group at JP Morgan Chase, here in Houston and in New York.