HOUSTON (May 21, 2008) - Houston Technology Center (HTC), Greater Houston’s business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas, announced today that Deena Carstens has joined the HTC as Director of Marketing and Communications.
In her new role, Carstens will manage communications to further promote HTC’s mission of creating jobs and promoting economic development in the greater Houston region. HTC has helped over 200 clients and graduates raise a half billion dollars in capital and has generated over 3,000 jobs and over $225 million of annual economic activity. It serves as a top center for technology innovation and commercialization, emphasizing 21st energy technology, life sciences, information technology, nanotechnology, and NASA-related aerospace.
“We are excited to welcome Deena Carstens to HTC,” stated Walter Ulrich, HTC’s President and CEO. “Her vast experience and dedication to the local community will be an invaluable resource to us and will aid in our efforts to broaden the community’s understanding of the importance of leading technology, emerging right here in Houston through the efforts of the HTC and its clients,” he added.
Carstens brings over 10 years of industry experience. Her most recent role was with Halliburton where she spent the last four years as a Senior Community Relations Representative developing close ties with a wide array of non-profits and gaining a strong understanding of the many needs within the local community. She previously worked for Landmark Graphics bringing experience in Corporate Communications, Product Management and Event Management. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and has been a resident of Houston for over 12 years. She is active in the local community serving on the Board of Directors for The Nature Conservancy and PAWS Houston. Additionally she lends support to the Greater Houston Partnership as co-chair for a workforce development committee within the Energy Collaborative.
About Houston Technology Center
Houston Technology Center (HTC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, serves as the nexus of new ideas, technological innovation and entrepreneurship in the greater Houston area. HTC accelerates the commercialization of emerging technology companies within key sectors including: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA/aerospace by providing in-depth business guidance, access to capital and service providers, and entrepreneurial education. Serving as a hub for the local technology business community, HTC promotes Houston as a leading technology city. See www.houstontech.org for more information.