2021 Pillars of Strength Honoree: Jamey Rootes
Jamey Rootes has been a community and business leader for more than twenty years. As past Board Chairman of the United Way of Greater Houston and past Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership, Jamey maintains an active role in the community. During his two decades as President of the Houston Texans, Jamey oversaw the activities of the Houston Texans Foundation, which donated more than $32 million to youth activities. Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Jamey worked with the NFL, the United Way, and others to raise funds for those affected by the storms. In total, all NFL-related entities donated more than $50 million for Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery along the Texas Gulf Coast.
A native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Jamey graduated Cum Laude from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College and earned his MBA with honors from Indiana University.