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Our very own Alex Sutton, Co-President of The Woodlands, has been named as a 2019 Hometown Hero, celebrated at the annual Celebration of Excellence Gala, benefiting Interfaith of The Woodlands, held in October.

Each year, the community nominates individuals and corporations to be considered for the coveted Hometown Hero honor for their contribution to the educational, civic, cultural, and spiritual fabric of the community.

The tradition of Hometown Heroes began in 1999 in celebration of The Woodlands 25th Anniversary. The heroes are chosen by a selection committee composed of Hometown Heroes alumni.

Alex joined The Woodlands in 1994. Throughout the years, his responsibilities have primarily focused on project and land development and commercial activities.

His civic and industry involvement includes service as a Chairman of the North Houston Association, Director and Vice Chairman, Interfaith of The Woodlands, Director, The Montgomery County Foundation, Director, The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership, Director and Former Chairman of Montgomery County Youth Services, Former Director and Secretary, The Woodlands Township, and he is a Member of the Urban Land Institute.

He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Rice University and a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Houston. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Public Accountant.

Alex and his wife Sharon live in The Woodlands Town Center. They have six grandchildren – four of whom reside in The Woodlands – and are members of The Woodlands United Methodist Church.

“I am truly honored to have been selected as a Hometown Hero,” said Sutton. “It is most notably special as this year I mark my twenty-fifth anniversary working with the company. My family and I are strongly committed to community service to help make this hometown the great place it is to work, live and play.”