Mayor Annise Parker
Annise D. Parker is the President and CEO of Victory Fund and Victory Institute. She is the first former elected official to lead the organizations, having served six years as a Houston City Council member, six years as City Controller, and six years as Mayor of the city. She is one of only two women to have been mayor Of Houston and is the only person in Houston history to have held the offices of council member, controller and mayor. She was the first openly LGBTQ mayor of a major American city.