Baker, Campo to lead SB Bid Committee

Baker, Campo to lead SB Bid Committee
February 25, 2013, 5:00 pm
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Former Secretary of State James Baker and Camden Properties Chairman and CEO Richard Campo will lead the campaign to bring Super Bowl LI to Houston in 2017.

Baker will be the Honorary Chairman, while Campo will be the Chairman of the committee.

“We are extremely pleased and honored to have the support of Secretary Baker to lead our efforts to bring Super Bowl back to Houston,” Texans owner Bob McNair said. “His legacy as a great statesman coupled with his personal commitment to Houston makes him a great leader for our committee.”

The committee, which is composed of 15 community leaders representing the city, Harris County and the business community, will present its bid at the NFL Spring League Meeting in Boston on May 20-22.

According to a press release from the Texans, the City of Houston saw an economic impact of more than $350 million when it hosted Super Bowl XLVIII in 2004. Reliant Stadium will be installing two giant monitors on both ends of the stadium, in what already appeared to be an early attempt to show Houston’s eagerness to host Super Bowl LI.

Baker, 82, served as the nation’s 61st Secretary of State from 1989 until 1992 under President George H.W. Bush. He was then Bush’s White House Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor until his term ended in 1993. He also served under President Ronald Reagan. He served as the Secretary of Treasury and Chairman of the President’s Economic Policy Council from 1985-88 and was Chief of Staff from 1981-85 under Reagan.

Baker began his political career as Secretary of Commerce to President Gerald Ford. In addition to serving under three presidents, Baker also led five consecutive presidential campaigns from 1976-92 for Ford, Reagan and Bush.

"I am delighted to assist my good friend, Bob McNair, and the Houston community in the effort to secure Super Bowl LI," Baker said. "We proved our abilities by hosting an outstanding game in 2004. Our goal now is to encourage the NFL ownership to recognize, that once again, Houston is the best choice for their prestigious event."

Campo is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Camden Property Trust – one of the country’s largest multifamily Real Estate Investment Trusts – and has been since 1993.

“The Super Bowl brings an enormous economic impact to its host city,” Campo said. “It also offers us a chance to show a worldwide television audience what a vibrant and international city Houston truly is.”

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