The GHBA is pleased to announce that Aimee Bertrand has been named the new executive vice president and CEO of the association, effective January 4, 2021. She will oversee the executive management and daily operations of the GHBA.
Aimee brings to the GHBA more than 17 years as a government affairs, communications and association professional. She comes to GHBA from Harris County’s Intergovernmental and Global Affairs Department where she was for six years. Aimee worked to further the county’s legislative, intergovernmental and global affairs priorities as deputy director of the department.
Prior to working for Harris County, Aimee was director of community engagement and media for the Houston Apartment Association (HAA). In that role, she not only worked to further the interests of the largest local multifamily trade association in the country, but also managed the organization’s political action committee and initiated a strategic outreach program to better serve the association’s members in a 12-county region. Aimee was hired to work at HAA after serving as chief of staff for then-Houston City Council Member Addie Wiseman. Aimee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi. Immediately following graduation, she worked for the Mississippi House of Representatives for the 2004 legislative session.
Aimee is well respected within the government affairs arena where she is a proven leader and team builder who thrives in challenging, high-stakes environments. Her focus throughout her career has been to seek opportunities to engage key government and community stakeholders to solve problems.
She is active in the following organizations: The League of Women Voters Houston, Women Professionals in Government, The University of Mississippi Alumni Association and parent teacher associations for her children’s schools. Aimee and her projects have won awards from the National Apartment Association, Public Relations Society of America – Houston Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators – Houston, and League of Women Voters Houston.
“I am honored and thrilled to join the Greater Houston Builders Association as the new executive vice president and CEO,” said Aimee. “I have long admired and am proud to partner with the GHBA board of directors to help lead the largest and best HBA in Texas! I am looking forward to meeting the incredibly loyal and supportive membership, and am confident that 2021 will see GHBA continue the association’s valuable work at the highest level in advocacy, education, charity and other meaningful services.”
Aimee was born and raised in Kingwood, Texas. She is the mother of three children. She and her husband, Colin Butler, enjoy traveling and the family enjoys taking care of their new puppy, Rufus T. Wiggleton. Rufus enjoys long walks and many treats.