Sugar Land men promoted on Special Olympics board
City of Sugar Land Assistant City Manager Steve Griffith has been promoted to the vice chair position on Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) Board of Directors a year after returning to the board in at-large role as the board’s treasurer.
In his place, Western Container Corporation Chief Financial Officer Dale Hosack of Sugar Land has been promoted from an at-large role to an officer and will now serve as treasurer.
“The board is proud to recognize Steve Griffith as the new incoming vice chair,” said Chad Tywater, SOTX board chairman. “Steve has served in this position in the past and brings a wealth of experience that will be invaluable to the board in 2017.”
With more than 25 years of involvement with SOTX, Griffith has spent more than 11 of those years on the board, including a two-year stint as chairman. Prior to returning to the board in 2016, he served as a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) representative.
Griffith is the former Greater Houston Area (Area 4) chairman, a position he served in for six years. Revenue for Area 4 reached over $100,000 for four years. Griffith served as LETR’s state director for two years. During his tenure as state director, he worked to integrate the state prison system into the Torch Run and generated $2 million annually for the Texas Torch Runners. The Texas Torch Run received national awards for revenue growth and totals.
A Houston-area native and a 35-year law enforcement veteran, Griffith was named Sugar Land’s chief of police in August 2005 and was promoted to First Assistant City Manager in 2014. He oversees police, fire, public safety dispatch, municipal courts, the airport and communications.
Griffith is actively involved in the Sugar Land community. He serves on the board of the Fort Bend Council on Substance Abuse where he served as treasurer from 2010-2011. He is a member of the Sugar Land Exchange Club and served as president from 2011-2012.
Hosack, who holds a degree in accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has spent his entire career working in manufacturing and driving lean accounting organizations. He is only the second CFO Western Container Corporation of Sugar Land has had in the company’s 36-year history. Western Container is the second-largest producer of plastic bottles for the Coca-Cola Bottling System in the world.
“We are thrilled to have Dale Hosack serve as the treasurer for the board,” said Tywater.
“After a year as a board member, I’m honored to be selected as treasurer for 2017,” Hosack said. “It has been a pleasure to serve and to promote the thousands of athletes who participate in Special Olympics Texas events each year. The real work is done by the thousands of coaches and volunteers who support the over 55,000 athletes we are privileged to have within our program.”
Hosack and his wife of 32 years enjoy going to sporting events, music concerts, traveling the world and spending time with their grandchildren.