Barry Mandel, President and Park Director of 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 3 million visitors in its first 3 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 at Legacy Community Health Services, President of the Houston Downtown Alliance, and Executive Director of the Theater District Association. Mr. Mandel has volunteered his time to help numerous organizations including Casa de Esperanza, American Leadership Forum, Talento Bilingue, Girls, Inc., the Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Food Bank, and AIDS Foundation Houston.