Jamey‎ Rootes

President of the Houston Texans

Jamey‎ Rootes has been one of Houston’s leading executives for more than two decades. He currently serves as President of the Houston Texans and is responsible for all business functions of the club. Under his leadership, the Texans have consistently been recognized as one of the most valuable professional sports franchises both in the NFL and globally.

During Rootes’ tenure, the Texans have earned many distinctions, including numerous “Crystal Awards” and most recently two American Business Awards for marketing excellence. Following the 2019 NFL season, the Texans extended their sellout game streak to 185 consecutive home games – a Houston NFL record.

He also serves as President of Lone Star Sports & Entertainment (LSSE), a sports management agency associated with the Texans. LSSE has been a catalyst for some of Houston’s most significant sporting events, including an annual college football bowl game and numerous international soccer matches.

Honors & Awards

Steinberg / DeNicola
NFL Humanitarian of the Year

2020 – Super Bowl LIV

Most Admired CEOs

2019 – Houston Business Journal

Business Person of the Year

2016 – Houston Business Journal

Forty Under 40

2002 & 2003 – Sports Business Journal

Marketing Executive of the Year

1999 – Major League Soccer

Executive of the Year

1996 – Major League Soccer

“Jamey Rootes is truly one of the most positive and innovative leaders I’ve ever been associated with. He has helped build the Texans into a winner both on and certainly off the field. He has always been able to captivate an audience and does just that in this book!”

– Andre Ware
Sports Analyst and Commentator, 1989 Heisman Trophy Winner

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