Barry Mandel

Job Title: President and Park Director

Organization: Discovery Green

Barry N. Mandel is the president and park director of Discovery Green, a 12-acre park that serves as a public gathering space, holds hundreds of events, and welcomed over 14 million visitors in its first 14 years. As a fourth-generation Houstonian, Mr. Mandel has exhibited his passion and commitment to Downtown Houston throughout his accomplished career. Prior to joining Discovery Green, he led many successful ventures as chief operating officer and capital campaign director at Legacy Community Health, president of the Houston Downtown Alliance, and executive director of the Theater District Association. Mr. Mandel has volunteered his time in board service to help numerous organizations including Casa de Esperanza, Undies for Everyone, American Leadership Forum, Talento Bilingue, Girls, Inc., the Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Food Bank, Downtown Redevelopment Authority and AIDS Foundation Houston.

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