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On June 4, Bret Baccus (r), senior director at Huron Consulting Group and co-lead of the company’s LGBT team, and Shahzad Bashir (l), Huron’s Executive vice president, met with Houston Mayor Annise Parker for a video discussion to mark Huron’s 10-year business anniversary and its first anniversary companywide pride event on June 29. The video and the Huron LGBT team are part of the company’s broader diversity and inclusion council.

Huron Consulting Group is a leading provider of business consulting services, is traded on the NASDAQ under HURN, has over 2000 employees worldwide, and has two offices here in Houston. Photo by Dalton DeHart.


Houston artist Anat Ronen (r), known for her large-scale public art, is the recipient of the first Houston Art and Culture Scholarship, a nonprofit organization formed in 2011 to create and support artistic inspiration in Houston through scholarship and mentoring. All profits from the Art Tent juried show held at the March 2012 White Linen Night went to fund the scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $1,200 for supplies and expenses, as well as promotional services from Cadence Enterprise. “Anat exemplifies what Houston Art and Culture is all about,” said Lori Betz (l), president and founder of the organization. “Not only is she a fabulous artist, but the public nature of so much of her work is an inspirational example for the Houston community.” Photo by Dalton DeHart.


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