Profiles of Successful Men of Distinction – Part 1
We have often featured young talented vibrant women of distinction but lets not forget Houston’s charming men of distinction that are worth mentioning. In this first series, Lights Camera Action Houston International Society News is delighted to feature some of these young gentlemen who not only have successful careers but have made significant contributions to the community.
Let’s start with this charming guy who is filled with positive energy 24/7. Popularly known as the Rotary guy, Corbett Daniel Parker (no relation to Mayor Annise Parker) was elected in 2009 as youngest Councilman in City of Bellaire. He was also Houston Business Journal Top 40 under 40 Award Winner; Joanne King Herring Young Humanitarian Award Winner; Five Outstanding Young Houstonians Awards presented by Houston Jaycees; Rotary District 5890 Small Club President of the Year, and winner of Multiple Paul Harris Fellows (for being Rotarian that brought in the most new members out of over 3,000 Rotarians).
His motivation and inspiration are his parents, at a young age he was told and began embracing “knowledge ultimately calls for a life of service,” and he has not looked back since. During his young entrepreneur days of having a Christmas mistletoe business with his younger brothers and being the youngest sports reporter for the Houston Chronicle, his parents and faith instilled in him the importance to work hard, persevere and then give back. Through his Rotary Ambassadorial year to the Netherlands, Corbett learned the unbridled joy that he received from serving others.
Since 2007, Corbett Parker has been a corporate attorney with the Downtown Houston law firm Pagel, Davis & Hill, P.C.. This native Houstonian hopes to build a legacy with leadership opportunities and strengthen the lives of those around him. While novel with many professional endeavors and charity driven work, Corbett Daniel Parker is all set to date and is looking for that special lady.
Vice President of NAN & Co Properties, William Kennerly started working in real estate almost right out of high school while he was still attending University of Houston. The company he was with then is a large brokerage and Kennerly was fortuitous enough to learn quite a bit. Through a very fortunate chain of events he met his business partner Nancy Almodovar CEO, NAN & Co Properties and they have worked together from that point on.
“My biggest passion, naturally, would be Real Estate. I am fascinated by all facets of the industry. Another one of my passions is good food! I refuse to eat at home when we live in a city with such fabulous restaurants,” shared William.
The young entrepreneur has been fortunate enough to be able to work with quite a few charities that are all fantastic. Some of his favorites include Houston Children Give Back, which educates children about the world around and which aspires to help create the next generation of philanthropists. Kennerly also enjoys supporting Linking The World which provides humanitarian aid and empowers communities mostly in underdeveloped countries around the world.
“I would tell upcoming professionals that a lot of times whenever you are starting your career focus on the job and the room for advancement and do not get stuck on the starting wage. 90% of the battle is getting your foot in the door and if you can remain diligent and hardworking it will always pay off,” he added.
Hope you enjoyed this edition of Profiles of Successful Men of Distinction. Lights Camera Action Houston International Society News will be back with our next edition of distinguished men.