Jack Drake is an advisor to corporate, government, and non-profit clients in business development, marketing, public affairs, and government and community relations. For 23 years he was president of the Greenspoint District, which provides services and improvements, including parks, trails, transportation improvements, and public safety, to ensure Greenspoint’s growth and prosperity. Jack was recognized by the Texas House of Representatives for significant improvements in the Greenspoint District. He is a founder and vice chair of Transportation Advocacy Group—Houston Region (TAG), created to secure more adequate funding for transportation infrastructure. Among other volunteer commitments, he serves as an Advisory Council member to the Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition from which he received the Founders Award in 2011.
He received the North Houston Association’s 1996 and 2000 Compass Award for providing outstanding leadership in the Greenspoint community and for his service to the organization, and he received the Founder’s Award from the Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition in 2011. In 2012, the North Houston Association honored Jack with a one-time Visionary Award, presented by Mayor Annise Parker, “for initiatives, leadership for those initiatives, and for an innate ability to empower leaders and inspire action that benefits the entire Houston Region.”
Previously, Jack served as assistant to Mayor Kathy Whitmire (Houston’s Mayor from 1982-1992), where he recruited department heads for the first four years of her administration. Prior to joining the District, he was executive director of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation for southeast Texas. Jack holds degrees in business (BBA) and law (Juris Doctor) from the University of Oklahoma, his native state. He moved to Houston in 1969, after service in the United States Navy.