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BBVA Compass, Junior Achievement, the Houston Dynamo and Dynamo Charities present Business of Sports program

Nearly 200 high school students learn what it takes to launch their own careers in
the sports management and financial services industries.


o Mark Montgomery, BBVA Compass Houston city president

o Larry Franco, BBVA Compass regional retail executive

o Karen Dixon, BBVA Compass Wealth Management executive

o J. Reymundo Ocañas, BBVA Compass Corporate Responsibility and Reputation director

o Chris Canetti, Houston Dynamo president

o Doug Hall, BBVA Compass Stadium general manager

o Eddie Robinson, former Dynamo player

o Tom Stallings, Rice University sport management professor

o Rick Franke, Junior Achievement president

Nearly 200 juniors and seniors from five area high schools will participate in the Business of Sports program presented by BBVA Compass, the Houston Dynamo, Dynamo Charities (the charitable arm of the Houston Dynamo), and Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.

On Tuesday, students will learn what it takes to establish careers for themselves in the sports management and financial services industries — from financing a stadium to managing athletes’ money. After hearing from panels of bankers and sports management experts, students can attend a Houston Dynamo match against Honduras’ Olimpia at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The Business of Sports program began last month and Tuesday’s event is part of a multi-pronged approach to educating students about workforce readiness and financial literacy. The first part was a financial literacy program presented by BBVA Compass employee volunteers that featured Junior Achievement’s personal finance program and incorporated Get Smart About Credit, the bank’s signature financial education program.


WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23, noon until 5 p.m.

1 p.m.: Welcome

1:30 p.m.: Career panel

2:30 p.m.: Business of Sports panel

WHERE: Hilton Americas

1600 Lamar St.


Media can RSVP and schedule interviews by contacting
Jena Moreno, BBVA Compass,
(713) 831-5867 or (281) 658-1235

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