Mayor's Office

Press Release

 

MAYOR ANNISE PARKER ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF ROBERT MOSBACHER

 

January 24, 2010 -- “He was part of Houston’s civic life and business life.  He was the kind of leader that any city would want to have.  Although never particularly involved in city politics, he was very involved in the city.

 

For me personally, Mr. Mosbacher made quite an impression.  RM, as he was known to all of us, had a habit of walking the floors of his office and visiting with all the employees, even those like me of less than executive rank.  He felt it important to make a connection to people.  It was good for business and it made the office run more smoothly.  When I stepped into the City Controller’s office, with a staff of 75, the largest I’d had to manage, I very much channeled RM.  He also taught me to never fall in love with a deal, a value I know I will use frequently in the mayor’s office.”

 

Mayor Parker worked for Mosbacher Energy for 18 years.  As a City Council member, she pushed for Mr. Mosbacher to be included in the Houston Hall of Fame.