Luncheon Featuring Chase Untermeyer

06/05/2008 - 11:30am
06/05/2008 - 1:00pm

Chase Untermeyer
Location: Sugar Creek Country Club, Sugar Land, Texas
Ticket Price: Free to members, $25 for guests

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About Chase Untermeyer

Chase Untermeyer is US vice chairman of Strategic Real Estate Advisors, a London-based international real estate investment firm.

Mr. Untermeyer joined the firm in September 2007 after serving three years as United States ambassador to the State of Qatar on appointment of President George W. Bush.

He has served at all four levels of government – local, state, national, and international -- over a period of more than 30 years, with work in journalism, academia, and business as well.

Mr. Untermeyer is a 1968 graduate of Harvard College with honors in government. During the Vietnam War he served as an officer in the United States Navy aboard a destroyer in the Western Pacific and as aide to the commander of US naval forces in the Philippines.

Returning to Texas, he was a political reporter for the Houston Chronicle for three years before becoming executive assistant to the county judge (chief administrative official) of Harris County, Texas, the jurisdiction surrounding Houston. In 1976, he was elected to the first of two terms as a member of the Texas House of Representatives.
He left the Legislature in 1981 to go to Washington as executive assistant to then-Vice President Bush. Three years later, President Reagan appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower & Reserve Affairs. When George Bush became president in 1989, Mr Untermeyer returned to the White House as Director of Presidential Personnel, responsible for advising the President on his appointments to federal office. In 1991, President Bush appointed him Director of the Voice of America, the overseas broadcasting arm of the US government, where he served until the end of the Administration in 1993.

Back in Houston, he was director of public affairs for Compaq Computer Corporation (since merged with Hewlett Packard) and vice president for government affairs and professor of public policy at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

In part-time public service, Mr Untermeyer has been member and chairman of the Board of Visitors of the US Naval Academy, a commissioner of the Port of Houston, president of the Houston READ Commission, a member of the board of National Public Radio, and chairman of the State Board of Education, appointed by then-Governor George W. Bush.

Mr Untermeyer is married to the former Diana Cumming Kendrick of Sheridan, Wyoming, whom he met when they were both on the White House staff. They have a daughter, Elly, born in Houston in 1993.