Our founder, Sam Mac Ford, started hosting events under the Sam Mac Entertainment brand in 1995, bringing like-minded professionals together to socialize and network. Over the years the events have expanded and grown to also raise money for both local and national organizations that benefit the community and branded by Sam Mac Entertainment as “Mingling with a Mission”. In 2010 we decided to also honor individuals in the community for either their Entrepreneurship or Humanitarian accomplishments by hosting an awards ceremony at our events. This allows our fellow Houstonians to celebrate accomplishments of their neighbors while having a great time out.

Sam Mac Entertainments hosts multiple events throughout the year, but our feature events are as follows:

  • During the Spring season we present "A Night In Red" where Houston's Top 20 Influential Professionals And Entrepreneurs are presented with an award.

  • In July we present the "All White Affair" where we spotlight Houston Humanitarians who are being recognized for their charitable contributions to the community.

  • During the Winter season we present the "All Black Affair" where we recognize 35 leading Black Entrepreneurs who are making an impact in their industry. We are proud to nominate and present these individuals with the SME Diamond Black Excellence Award.

 

One of the main goals of Sam Mac Entertainment is to shine some light on and award those who are both known and unknown in our community, individuals who are always there to step up and do the right thing, whether it be through their business or personal ventures. Sam Mac Entertainment provides a showcase for our community leaders, where we can honor them for all of their hard work and dedication.

SME TEAM

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SAM FORD

Founder and CEO

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TRACY DE LA PAZ

Chief Operating Officer

QUENA WILLIAMS

Business Development Representative

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ELIANA KESHARI

Executive Assistant 

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SHERRIKA HUNT

Client Relations Manager

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GEMSSY SERVELLON

Assistant Coordinator

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CHERIE FORD

Co-CEO

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L.J. TAYLOR

Business Development Manager

HORACE ROBINSON

Business Development Representative

TREVOR PIPER

Creative Marketing Director

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ADAM ROSS

Audio and Video Director

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KIMBERLY HATCHETT

Business Development