Let’s Get Engaged! Joey Sanchez Joins HX

Houston Exponential is thrilled to have Joey Sanchez on the team in a new role, Director of Corporate Engagement. He’ll bring his energy and experience working in the Houston ecosystem to work with corporate partners on Houston Exponential’s mission to support and expand Houston’s innovation economy.

Joey comes to us from the Greater Houston Partnership, where he worked on public policy, business analytics and sales (and a record breaking membership campaign in 2018).

Now part of the Houston Exponential team, Joey looks forward to the opportunity to work with all aspects of the innovation ecosystem.

In his own words:

“My main goal is to promote our mission to grow our economy through entrepreneurs who are improving the way we live and work in Houston. I hope to do this by inspiring collaboration between startups, investors, corporate partners and passionate Houstonians.

There is one common thread across all community partners, and that’s the love for our great city. We all believe that we live in a great place, but will not rest—our drive to move forward is our greatest asset.”

As a way of getting to know our new Director of Corporate Engagement—and one of the city’s greatest cheerleaders—check out these fast facts about Joey Sanchez:

Unique hobby:

Cataloging blue tile street signs through the BlueTileProject.com. (Read more about the historic preservation and civic pride project founded by Joey and his wife Kelly here).

Upcoming project you’re most excited about:

As a Downtowner, I am excited to see the development of the Innovation Corridor. I already know the value of density and look forward to more people seeing the central city as a meeting ground for ideas.

One thing most people don’t know about you:

I played NCAA Division 1 college soccer for Jacksonville University

Volunteer work:

Tellepsen Downtown YMCA board member


Italian Greyhound named Smith

Favorite quote:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

Favorite local restaurant:

Weights and Measures