Our Staff

A Message from our Executive Director

We hope this website will energize and inspire business owners and area residents to participate in the ongoing positive changes which are currently underway, as well as those planned for the future. Our mission is to positively impact Public Safety, Economic Development, Environmental and Urban Design, and Mobility and Transportation to help create an environment attractive to business, to facilitate profitability, and to promote the redevelopment and growth of the area. Rich with diverse culture and history, the Montrose is uniquely situated to provide resources and quality of life for businesses and residents alike. Now is the time to invest in the Montrose and help us achieve our goal of economic prosperity for everyone who chooses to open a business or call the District home. Thank you for visiting our website. ~ David Hawes

Ben E. Brewer III
Executive Director


Ray Lawrence
Director of Economic Development

Office: 713.595.1235
Cell: 713.865.2701
Fax: 713.888.6314

Josh Hawes
Deputy Executive Director

Office: 713.595.1209

Gretchen Larson
Director of Marketing

Office: 713.595.1215
Cell: 832.392.2546
Fax: 713.595.1295

Dennis C. Beedon
Business Ambassador

Office: 713.320.9747

Tony Allender, AICP
Mobility and Environmental
and Urban Design

Cell: 832.483.1853